When I first began sketching in my dorm room for fun, I never envisioned turning my hobby into a business of my own. Soon after Corey Paige Designs began, I started to combine my creativity with my love for philanthropy. My parents had instilled in me at a young age the importance of giving back. Once Corey Paige Designs started to gain a following, I saw this as an opportunity to use my platform as a way to not only give back to the community, but make an impact on the causes that are close to my heart.
Corey Paige Designs will now be donating a portion of our proceeds to Voices Against Brain Cancer and Sunrise Day Camps. Having lost my uncle to brain cancer, I’ve had a strong desire to reach out and support these organizations. Voices Against Brain Cancer’s mission is to is to find a cure for brain cancer by advancing scientific research and increasing awareness. My aspiration is, with further research and discoveries, that we can hope for better outcomes for cancer patients.
Another charity that my family and I have always been very involved with is Sunrise Day Camps. Sunrise is the world’s only dedicated day camps for children with cancer and their siblings, provided completely free of charge. It is place of love, laughter and joy for those struggling with this horrible illness. Over the past few years I’ve created custom designs for their camps and walk-a-thons, helped out at volunteer days, and joined the Sunrise on the Rocks committee dedicated to organizing a fundraising event for Sunrise Day Camp.
My motto is: Do what you love, love what you do. I plan to do just that - continue spreading a message of positivity, as well as raising awareness for the causes that I am passionate about. Nothing makes me happier than seeing a someone wearing one of my designs with a smile on their face.