effortless, individual style that helps in the fight against Parkinson's disease.
The Square-wearer over there <---- is Sara Harari-Buchnea, creator of Squar'd Away.
Originally from Canada, Sara has been a part of the art world for more than ten years. Using her eye for aesthetics, she began Squar'd Away to create simple objects that make people happy whenever they look at them or hold them in their hands.
With its ability to soften a look or give it an edge, and countless ways it can be styled, reinterpreting the classic bandana became an endless source of fascination for Sara and the focus of Squar'd Away's first collection.
Joining the Fight
Nothing prepares you for Parkinson's Disease
“When I first found out that my dad might have Parkinson’s, I immediately wanted to do something -anything- to help. I threw myself into learning about the disease, hoping to find something that contradicted what the doctors were saying, and coming up with all kinds of contingency plans... just in case it turned out to be true.
Although it took some time to confirm my worst fear, the whole thing still came as a shock. The news took time to sink in, and we, as a family, knew there were some big new challenges headed our way.
It’s been ten years since then, and my dad is a daily inspiration. He lives life as the same positive, caring person he's always been, joking around and taking time for others. He's a remarkable guy, and the time for me to step up to the plate is long overdue. When someone you love is diagnosed with a disease like Parkinson's, it can be hard to know how to be there for them and show your support. Squar’d Away is my own way of giving back.”
|Squar'd Away will donate 20% of the proceeds of the sale of each square (that is a lot, most companies start at 5-10%) to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. To date, the MJFF has funded more than $450 million in research around the world with every dollar raised immediately deployed to advance studies with the best chance of leading to new PD therapies and ultimately, a cure. 89 cents of every dollar spent by the foundation has gone straight to these research efforts.|