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Glow Wellness Tour

On a mission to empower Women of Color to reclaim their health and well-being!

$2,655
pledged of$40,000 goal
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Campaign Ends on October 15, 2021

Project Description

WHY WE STARTED

We live in a world where a great deal of Women Of Color struggle with their health and their well being – wether it is our mental health, fighting and preventing illnesses (sometimes even inherited in our DNA), the struggle with our nutrition, and our constant dilemma with what society tells us we should look like (from our bodies, to our skin color, to our hair texture). We even struggle with having healthy and open conversations about our sexual health. Women of Color struggle with embracing grounding spiritual practices, which were passed down from our ancestors, because society tells us that everything that does not fall under common norms is wrong.

Ultimately, we struggle to find trusted wellness experts that understand the nuances and challenges we face because the wellness industry does not elevate and amplify the voices of Black, Brown, Indigenous & Women Of Color in wellness.

These struggles are very real if you’re a Woman of Color, or belong to any other marginalized group. 

WHO WE ARE - THE MOVEMENT

But here’s the GOOD NEWS… we are finally changing the narrative!

Glow Wellness Tour was created for YOU. A health and wellness community, educational platform, and event series focused on decolonizing wellness, and making healing more accessible, and affordable to Women of Color from multi-cultural backgrounds (Latinas, African-American, Indigenous, and any other background that identifies with our cultures and specific needs).

 

 

Glow Wellness Tour was created to give you the solutions to these specific pain points, and to be a community like no other – one that will help YOU heal, and thrive.

To make a difference for YOU. For ALL of us.

This is how we strengthen our communities and help change our health legacy for the better.

HOW WE DO IT

We do this through our health & wellness classes & workshops, signature wellness events (virtual & in-person), private membership, and special fun digital activations.

OUR IMPACT

Through our work, we HAVE ALREADY IMPACTED AND CHANGED THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS OF WOMEN. 

 

 

WHY WE’RE RAISING MONEY

It is no secret that the pandemic has affected all of us. Glow Wellness Tour was forced to cancel all of our in-person events & classes which was the main way we stayed afloat financially.

So instead of giving up, we decided to pivot to a virtual tour, and here we are! Now is time to GROW, AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We are raising funds so we can:

  • Continue our 2021 programming (events, classes & workshops) at little to no cost (a.k.a. FREE) for our community.
  • Continue to fairly compensate the Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Women of Color wellness experts that we bring along for our classes and activations. BIWOC women in wellness are extremely underpaid, and more often than not, are only offered “exposure” for their work.
  • Continue adapting our online presence and efforts after COVID19 forced us to adapt our in-person events, so we can continue our pivot to virtual/online.
  • Create an online directory/database where our members can connect with BIWOC experts, in different holistic practices and wellness certifications that are a good fit based on their expertise, location, budget, and availability (virtual or in-person). This directory will also help you locate BIWOC women-owned wellness brands (think non-toxic skincare, makeup, apparel, food, wellness apps providers, wellness services, etc).

THIS IS THE FUTURE OF WELLNESS…. Inclusive, holistic, diverse, and driven by our own community. 

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HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US

We remain as committed as ever to keep helping our community reclaim their health & wellness in an inclusive, affordable, accessible, fun, yet impactful way.

Doing this work TAKES A VILLAGE!

  1. Contribute what you can! We encourage you to purchase one (or several!) of the rewards we are offering. Your purchase is a financial contribution, for which you will not only get a great deal on awesome services, but you will also get all kinds of love from us!!! We promise to keep you posted on how your contribution has impacted our community.  
  2. Sign up for our newsletter to keep up-to-date with new events and offerings.
  3. SHARE our campaign on social media. You can find us on Instagram at @glowwellnesstour 
  4. SHARE our campaign via email with your network, we created a few lines you can copy/paste to make it easier for you. CLICK HERE TO SEE IT! 

We are also looking for brand partners and sponsors who are excited to keep pouring into our communities, and the opportunity to have access to what we bring to the table. We’re looking for lasting, quality relationships. Glow Wellness Tour’s growth will be unlike anything else seen in wellness for and by Women of Color regardless of their backgrounds, and we are excited to bring brands and companies on board as allies that support our healing!

If you are interested in becoming a brand partner, please purchase one of our brand partnerships rewards, or reach out at mgmt@candycalderon.com

 

WHAT’S CROWDFUNDING AND WHY WE’RE DOING IT

Crowdfunding is a method of raising capital through the collective effort of friends, family, customers, and individual supporters (that’s YOU!). 

We trusted iFundWomen, a crowdfunding platform, to support us in this journey to raise $40,000 by offering a selection of rewards you can purchase over the next 45 days to help us generate the revenue required to get the work done, and increase awareness of the powerful and impactful work we do here at Glow Wellness Tour!

OUR FOUNDER

 

Candy Calderon is the voice of a new generation! Certified Holistic Health & Wellness Coach. Proud Dominican, immigrant, Woman of Color with afro-indigenous Caribbean heritage. A fierce advocate for diversity and equity in wellness. With a background in Business and Tech, she also holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Business. Candy’s work in wellness has been featured in NBC, Well+Good, Business Insider, Popsugar, Essence, People en Espanol, Telemundo, Univision, and has collaborated with brands like Siete, NOW Foods, American Heart Association, Aveeno, Daily Harvest, Logitech, NFL, etc.

She founded Glow Wellness Tour out of desperation from her painful family’s history with cancer, her own mental health, and her wellness struggles, and the lack of representation she experienced as a wellness professional. Her grandfather died of cancer, two aunts died of cancer, and her mother had breast cancer. She became obsessed with helping her mom heal not only from cancer but the effects of chemo. That’s when she learned about the healing powers of plants, and how a carefully curated wellness plan could not only prevent, but many times even reverse illnesses. Why weren't more people who looked like her, or from similar backgrounds having a voice in these conversations?

She struggled with finding holistic wellness experts that understood the challenges of communities of color, and so she created Glow Wellness Tour to fill this void and to help give a platform to Black, Brown, Indigenous & Women of Color (BIWOC) wellness experts.

Candy has earned her way to the frontlines of a wellness revolution at a time when change agents and disruptors have real influence and should bring visibility to the gap in health & wellness needs for women of color, as well as the lack of diversity in the space.

WHAT THE WOMEN IN OUR COMMUNITY ARE SAYING!

 

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HELP US GO VIRAL because the work that we do at Glow Wellness Tour is PURA MAGIA and we need all the support we can get!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING US, AND FOR SUPPORTING OUR COLLECTIVE HEALING…. GRACIAS! 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Why are we raising funds? 

We are raising funds so we can:

  • Continue our 2021 programming (events, classes & workshops) at little to no cost (a.k.a. FREE) for our community.
  • Continue to fairly compensate the Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Women of Color wellness experts that we bring along for our classes and activations. BIWOC women in wellness are extremely underpaid, and more often than not, are only offered “exposure” for their work.
  • Continue adapting our online presence and efforts after COVID19 forced us to adapt our in-person events, so we can continue our pivot to virtual/online.
  • Create an online directory/database where our members can connect with BIWOC experts, in different holistic practices and wellness certifications that are a good fit based on their expertise, location, budget, and availability (virtual or in-person). This directory will also help you locate BIWOC women-owned wellness brands (think non-toxic skincare, makeup, apparel, food, wellness apps providers, wellness services, etc).

Is this all the funding you need?

No, this is the official kickoff of our total raise! We’re also currently seeking brand partners who align with our values and who are just excited about this opportunity as we are. 

Teolinda
08/06/2021
Virtual Thank You!
$10
Jenniffer Melendez
07/31/2021
Monetary Contribution
$25
Valery Adams
07/17/2021
Virtual Thank You!
$10
Angelica
07/12/2021
"My Time To Glow" Mason Jar (BPA-Free)
$50
Samantha Alcalá
07/10/2021
"My Time To Glow" Mason Jar (BPA-Free)
$50
07/07/2021
1-Year Membership + Mason Jar (combo)
$170
Jean Guzman
07/03/2021
"My Time To Glow" Mason Jar (BPA-Free)
$50
robyn moreno
07/02/2021
Newsletter shout-out!
$75
Erin
07/02/2021
"My Time To Glow" Mason Jar (BPA-Free)
$50
Jessica Diaz
06/30/2021
"My Time To Glow" Mason Jar (BPA-Free)
$50
10.00 USD
Virtual Thank You!

Digital Thank You + Downloadable set affirmations! We're so grateful for your contribution to our campaign :)

2 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
"My Time To Glow" Mason Jar (BPA-Free)

Sip your smoothies, lattes, and elixirs in style with our beautiful "My Time To Glow" portable mason jar (BPA-Free!).

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14 Supporters
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75.00 USD
Newsletter shout-out!

Get some virtual love from us, with a digital shout out on our newsletter + link back to your business, social media or blog!

4 Supporters
Select this reward
120.00 USD
1-Year Glow Squad Membership

Welcome to our glowing private corner. 1-Year membership to a Judgment-Free Healing Space To Inspire & Empower YOU To Experience An Abundant Life Full of Health, Wealth & Well-being. By being a member, you get automatic registration + on-demand access to all of our monthly classes + juicy members-only discounts on our events (in-person & virtual).

2 Supporters
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170.00 USD
1-Year Membership + Mason Jar (combo)

Get your glow on with this combo! 

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1 Supporter
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500.00 USD
1-on-1 Health Coaching Session w/ Candy

1 (60-min) video-conference session. In this session, Candy will gather your health history info, learn about your health/wellness challenges and goals + provide you with a wellness plan/strategy for you to implement on your own.

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0 Supporters
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3,000.00 USD
Corporate Wellness Virtual Workshop

Glow Wellness goes to your company! Companies that prioritize the wellness of their employees, have higher retention rates, higher performance, and revenue. We will hold our signature (virtual) corporate wellness workshop for your company, and watch your numbers soar!

Need more details before purchasing this reward? please email mgmt@candycalderon.com

0 Supporters
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5,000.00 USD
Ally (Wellness Brand Sponsorship)

Want to create magic with us?

Our wellness brand's sponsorship opportunities are carefully curated to adapt to your needs while engaging our community through unforgettable experiences that speak to them, their culture, background, their specific needs so they can relate.

The women in our community (both from the events, and our extended network) are made up of  health conscious, smart, influential women of color. As trendsetters and early adopters, they’re shaping culture with every like, share, and seal of approval + they acquire products, and services in support their health & wellness goals.

Need more details before purchasing this reward? please email mgmt@candycalderon.com

0 Supporters
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Rewards

10.00 USD
Virtual Thank You!

Digital Thank You + Downloadable set affirmations! We're so grateful for your contribution to our campaign :)

2 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
"My Time To Glow" Mason Jar (BPA-Free)

Sip your smoothies, lattes, and elixirs in style with our beautiful "My Time To Glow" portable mason jar (BPA-Free!).

86 Left
14 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Newsletter shout-out!

Get some virtual love from us, with a digital shout out on our newsletter + link back to your business, social media or blog!

4 Supporters
Select this reward
120.00 USD
1-Year Glow Squad Membership

Welcome to our glowing private corner. 1-Year membership to a Judgment-Free Healing Space To Inspire & Empower YOU To Experience An Abundant Life Full of Health, Wealth & Well-being. By being a member, you get automatic registration + on-demand access to all of our monthly classes + juicy members-only discounts on our events (in-person & virtual).

2 Supporters
Select this reward
170.00 USD
1-Year Membership + Mason Jar (combo)

Get your glow on with this combo! 

99 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
500.00 USD
1-on-1 Health Coaching Session w/ Candy

1 (60-min) video-conference session. In this session, Candy will gather your health history info, learn about your health/wellness challenges and goals + provide you with a wellness plan/strategy for you to implement on your own.

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
3,000.00 USD
Corporate Wellness Virtual Workshop

Glow Wellness goes to your company! Companies that prioritize the wellness of their employees, have higher retention rates, higher performance, and revenue. We will hold our signature (virtual) corporate wellness workshop for your company, and watch your numbers soar!

Need more details before purchasing this reward? please email mgmt@candycalderon.com

0 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
Ally (Wellness Brand Sponsorship)

Want to create magic with us?

Our wellness brand's sponsorship opportunities are carefully curated to adapt to your needs while engaging our community through unforgettable experiences that speak to them, their culture, background, their specific needs so they can relate.

The women in our community (both from the events, and our extended network) are made up of  health conscious, smart, influential women of color. As trendsetters and early adopters, they’re shaping culture with every like, share, and seal of approval + they acquire products, and services in support their health & wellness goals.

Need more details before purchasing this reward? please email mgmt@candycalderon.com

0 Supporters
Select this reward