Luon for a Cause + Roon Raffle

Hey guys! How are you? Can you believe itโ€™s almost the weekend? Bring it ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you SO much to those of you who donated items for Luon for a Cause! I think weโ€™re going to be able to raise quite a bit of moolah for the Red Cross, especially in the aftermath of such a heartbreaking tragedy in Japan.

Hereโ€™s how today will work:

1. Luon for a Cause auction:


Check out the list of items below. If you see something in your size that strikes your fancy, send me a bid to luonforacause at gmail dot com. Include the item name in the subject line and your bid amount in the message. Iโ€™ll be updating the bids throughout the day.

The winning bidder will be notified of their victory by midnight tonight and will have until midnight EST on Friday (3/25) to donate their winning bid amount to In the case that the winner doesnโ€™t follow through with their donation, the item will go to the next highest bidder.

The people who donated the items below are also donating shipping costs to ship their items to the winning bidders (thank you!!!!!!)

*US only, please, unless otherwise specified.

2. Roon raffle!!!

roons (2)

Make a donation to the Red Cross (via and forward your receipt to luonforacause at gmail dot com. $10 will get you one entry, and $20 will get you three entries! (Anything above $20 in $10 increments will get you one additional entry; so a $30 donation would be 4 entries, $40 would be 5 and so on)

The winner will be chosen by midnight tonight through random number generator, and the winner will receive 3 FULL batches of macaroons in their choice of flavors. (Blond, dark chocolate, mocha, super soon, Meyer-lemon lavender, chocolate almond butter)

The goods:


*BIDS UPDATED 3/25 at 12:00am EST <3

1. Lulu Crops- Black, Size 2 Winning bid: $70


2. Dance Strap Tank- Black, Size 8 Winning bid: $50


3. Crops- Size 8  Winning bid: $75


These look similar to the Boogie crops, but Iโ€™m not sure of the style.

Thereโ€™s a cool zipper at the bottom:


4. Flower Bra, Size 8 Winning bid: $50


5. Aura Jacket, Heathered Shark Grey, Heathered Pearl, Size 4 Winning bid: $125image Source

This is the same one I wore the other day- except I have the Iris one. Iโ€™m obsessed already ๐Ÿ™‚


6. Push Ur Limits Tank (New With Tags), Alarming/Standard Dark Classic Grey, Size 12 Winning bid: $50



7. Run:Passion Crop–Black, size 6  Winning bid: $201

Run Passion Crop 1

No tags, worn less than 5 times, machine-washed and air-dried.  These are great power luxtreme running crops that hit just below the knee.  Side zip pocket on the thigh with logo is the perfect size for house key, ID, or ipod!

8. Run: Pace Setter Crop: Black/Sprinkler Blue, size 4 Winning bid: $100

Run Pace Setter Crop

Worn 3 times, machine-washed and air-dried.  These power luxtreme crops have circle mesh down the calves, cute ruching detail, two thigh pockets, and two pockets around the waistband. You could fit your purse in these crops!!  They are a slightly longer crop, perfect for early morning spring runs!

9. Groove Pants (Regular): size 4, black reverse to black  Current  high bid: $70 (Two winners are currently tied and have both been emailed- weโ€™ll see what happens!)

Groove Pants

The classic reversible groove pant!  Worn less than 5 times, machine-washed and air-dried.  The only thing wrong with them is that the owner is too tall for the regular length, otherwise they are in "like new" condition!

10. Mogul Jacket, Size 8 (New With Tags) Winning bid: $50


From the tag:

-A perfect to & from layer with stretch for comfort!
-Zipper will not buckle
-Chafe free – flat seams
-Lycra in fabric to hold its shape
-Inner ipod pocket and cord tunnel
-Longer sleeves for added warmth

11. Cool It Racerback (New With Tags), Size 8 Winning bid: $70


From the tag:

-A must have for the gym
-Wear w/the Flow Y Bra for no visible bra straps
-Mesh racerback for max ventilation
-Buttery lullure 4-way stretch fabric for max movement

12. Run: Dash Tight, Size 4 Winning bid: $80


Iโ€™ve worn these one to a spin class I walked out of โ€“they were playing โ€œHey There, Delilahโ€ so I left ๐Ÿ˜‰ Theyโ€™re full-length, have a super cute reflective ruffle detail — perfect for spin or running.


13. Boogie Crop, Size 4. Winning bid: $105


These have a fun slit up the back of the calf and are perfect for yoga. Flare legs and a higher waistband- v. flattering ๐Ÿ™‚


14. Stride Jacket, River Rock,  Size 6 Winning bid: $110


Collar and a hood, thumbholes, lightweight for Spring or early Fall. LOVE this jacket!


15. Define Jacket, Citron/Coal, Size 6 Winning bid: $75

tucson 021

Beautifully tailored jacket- more snug-fitting than the Stride jacket. Thumbholes, cuffins to keep your hands warm.


16. Push Ur Limits Tanks, Teal Zeal, Size 6 Winning bid: $60

tucson 022

The ultimate workout tank. Super lightweight and breathable, with circle mesh, which is antibacterial. Sweat your heart out in this one ๐Ÿ™‚


17. Push Ur Limits tank, Teal Zeal, Size 8 Winning bid: $60

18. Yogi Dance Pants, Black, Size 6 Winning bid: 100

tank and pants

Happy shopping, bidding, raffling and doing good ๐Ÿ™‚

My goal: $8,000

We can do it <3

See ya later today!



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  1. Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing on March 24, 2011 at 10:53 am

    “Yes we can!” ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for setting this up Gina! <3

  2. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on March 24, 2011 at 10:56 am

    This is so exciting!! I love the Aura jacket. Unfortunately the one there won’t fit me but some of the others might… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Great job with setting this up Gina, I’m sure you’ll smash your goal!

  3. Allison @ Food For Healing on March 24, 2011 at 11:01 am

    great work setting all this up.
    I totally had a dream about you and you had a huge get together with all these people doing this luon for a cause, it was totally weird, Viesa was there!

  4. Emily on March 24, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Can you fill those of us that are new to the brand in on sizing? Does a 2 fit true to size… waist 26, etc? Awesome idea!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Maria on March 24, 2011 at 3:23 pm

      I feel like it depends on the fit, in my opinion/experience. I have a pair of long shorts that are a size 10 and they’re big in the waist (I feel like I could have gone down to a size 8) BUT I have a pair of capris that are a 10 and fit pefectly.

  5. Holly @ The Runny Egg on March 24, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Sweet idea Gina! Good luck on reaching your goal!!!

  6. Stefanie @TheNewHealthy on March 24, 2011 at 11:19 am

    This is such a fabulous idea!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Sabine @ thefruitpursuit on March 24, 2011 at 11:21 am

    so cool of you to do this!

  8. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin on March 24, 2011 at 11:23 am

    So awesome that you’re doing this Gina!! Good luck!

  9. Kimberly on March 24, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Gina you are too sweet, girl fraaan! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you reach your goal! I will be bidding soon on some cute Luon items, I will also put this post on my Facebook site and my blogs FB site! Good Luck, sweetie! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Jess on March 24, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I just donated to the red cross but I was wondering how we forward you the receipt since it’s just a webpage…should we just include the link in the email or screenshot it? Thanks!!

    • Jess on March 24, 2011 at 11:34 am

      nevermind, I just got an email from the redcross with a receipt lol will forward now! Thanks again for setting this up!

  11. Katie on March 24, 2011 at 11:43 am

    yay!!! so exciting and I hope you raise a lot of money!!!!! Thank you for letting me be apart of this Gina!! I love all the Lulu items!!! I think it’s going to be a success ; )

    xoxo <3

  12. Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews on March 24, 2011 at 11:47 am

    What a great cause! And cute donations!

  13. Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) on March 24, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    This was sucha brilliant idea G! Hoping you reach your goal!!

  14. Julie (A Case of the Runs) on March 24, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Thank you for fundraising for Japan!

  15. ecoprincess on March 24, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    It’s so sweet of you to be fundraising for Japan!

  16. Sable @ SquatLikeALady on March 24, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    This is awesome! Off to see if accepts PayPal ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife on March 24, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    that is soooo cool! Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. alicia on March 24, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Gina, you really are a special person. Not very many people would take the time from thier lives, especially right after their husband comes home from deployment, to put this auction together. You rock!

  19. J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) on March 24, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Love this!!! So many cute pieces. Good luck to you! ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. kate on March 24, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Such a great idea Gina!

  21. emma on March 24, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    you’re doing such a great thing Gina!

  22. Little Meggles on March 24, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Teach me your macaroon ways.

    • Fitnessista on March 24, 2011 at 4:12 pm

      ok, young grasshopper. i will teach you ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on March 24, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Gina your work, effort, dedication and desire to help others is awesome. Thank you for doing this and organizing it all!!

    And thanks to your readers for donating!

  24. Jill {i run i eat} on March 24, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    You are so awesome for doing this!!

    • Dana Marie on March 24, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      it’s great/fun idea! gina’s such a brain!

  25. Meaghan on March 24, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Hey Gina! This is a marvelous idea. I actually donated $25.00 to the red cross last week and I wasn’t sure if it would still count, but I sent you an e-card receipt at the luonforacause gmail anyway!

  26. Donna Porter on March 24, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I just wanted to say “THANKS” for helping! I have the honor of greeting our military families who are being evacuated from Japan. These are the MOST amazing people EVER. As a military spouse, I meet all kinds of people…but these families are extra special. They are traveling with their children and often times another families children. For example, let’s say mom and dad are both active duty and can’t leave..but their kids have to evacuate. What do you do? Military families are coming together like never before to take care of each other. Last night we welcomed over 600 people to the United States and God knows I’m exhausted..but ready for more ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for all supporting the Red Cross!

  27. Jamie on March 24, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I was just about to donate to red cross today and then remembered your auction today! Is ‘roon auction open to Canada? Thanks!

    • Fitnessista on March 24, 2011 at 8:49 pm

      yes, roon auction goes anywhere ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Tina on March 24, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    are the roons vegan??

    • Fitnessista on March 24, 2011 at 8:48 pm

      yes and raw

  29. Dana Marie on March 24, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    oo I like ::”””Mogul Jacket, Size 8 (New With Tags) Current high bid: $20 “”””– but I couldn’t go more than 30 esp not know how it would fit me — have fun bidders!

  30. victoria on March 24, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Fingers crossed…could this be the time i finally win some macaroons???? Praying instead…way better than finger crossing…lol

  31. Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty on March 24, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Awwh I was so excited to bid, but nothing in my size!! Good luck though, what a fabulous idea!!

  32. Courtney (greeneyedrunner) on March 24, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    This is amazing! I’m sorry I can’t afford to bid right now (but that doesn’t mean I won’t donate clothes/money to Japan)! Thank you for putting something like this together, you are definitely a force of nature ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Emma (Namaste Everyday) on March 24, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I admire you so much for what you are doing. this is an amazing idea! I wish I could contribute ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Sara on March 24, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    This is wonderful what you are doing.
    This is an example of the wonderful POWER OF BLOGGING and I’m sure you will meet your goal.
    After the devastating Feb 22nd quake in my home town, a group of my blogger friends started the RUN FOR CHRISTCHURCH virtual run campaign ( through their blogs and it went completely viral, global even. The founder of it even had to scrub up for a TV appearance. They had a goal of just $1000 but raised over $16,000 and it’s still climbing. I was touched beyond belief by their efforts for the Red Cross in NZ and I’m sure your friends in Japan will be also. Perhaps you could feature a personal story from one of them? I know people like to see the results of their monetary efforts. The Red Cross here have been amazing in helping people stay healthy in ridiculous conditions, and the situation in Japan is even worse due to the Tsunami (thank god our quake was under the city, not out to sea).
    Good job!

  35. Amy on March 24, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Thanks for doing this! I donated to the Red Cross and feel super good doing so! Shame on me for roons being one of my motivators!

  36. Stephanie on March 25, 2011 at 7:48 am

    I can’t wait to see the final tally and find how much money you raised!

  37. Victoria on March 25, 2011 at 7:56 am

    so no email means no winning ‘roon raffle? ๐Ÿ™

  38. erica on March 25, 2011 at 11:02 am

    excited to see how much was raised! it looks like i was the highest bidder on one of the items… but no email ๐Ÿ™

    • Fitnessista on March 25, 2011 at 11:22 am

      which item??

      • Fitnessista on March 25, 2011 at 11:24 am

        jk- found it, just emailed you

  39. Gina B on March 25, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Woohoo, you raised a lot! This is just an idea (especially if you haven’t hit your goal of $3,000), and I’m a bit late, but maybe you should extend the Roon Raffle to tonight because those that bid on items, but didn’t win, may be now willing to put that money towards a donation, and entries into your raffle.

    • Sable@SquatLikeALady on March 25, 2011 at 12:17 pm

      I totally agree! If you’re up for it Gina, I think this is a fabulous idea.

    • Fitnessista on March 25, 2011 at 1:07 pm

      that’s an excellent idea ๐Ÿ™‚ i’ll do that.

    • Fitnessista on March 25, 2011 at 1:41 pm

      thank you so much for the suggestion! i extended it until tonight- wouldn’t have thought of that if you didn’t mention it!

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