Team New Jersey Takes Home the Gold in More Ways than One at the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games!

First of all, I would like to congratulate ALL of the champions who have participated in this national event. I was at the Opening Ceremonies on June 15th, where law enforcement representatives and athletes from throughout the United States, who ran together for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, brought the Flame of Hope to light the cauldron at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.  It was spectacular!

Special Olympics 2014 USA Games Law Enforcement Torch Run: The Flame of Hope is Lit.

Special Olympics 2014 USA Games Law Enforcement Torch Run: The Flame of Hope is lit.

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The Veronicas: An Inspiration to Us All

They are confident, philanthropic, talented women with a powerful message. They take their music from their own experiences and turn them into something greater than themselves. They love wildlife and and have their own style of fashion.

The Veronicas: An Inspiration to Us All

On February 2, 2014, Qtf 9:09 pm EST, this photo was posted with the following caption:

If I hear any guys or gals shaming a woman for being confident within the healthy, natural body she works hard for, or was given, I will happily tear you a new hole to stick your oppressive thoughts.


Even if this photo’s message may seem a bit strong to some, it demonstrates the importance of strength in our beliefs in ourselves and the well-beings of others.

Lisa and Jessica Origliasso of The Veronicas are role models for women and for people of all ages.

On a side note, here is a little fun blast from the bast flashback photo.

The Veronicas: An Inspiration to Us All | Pre-show photo-op on tour bus - 2/14/06

I met The Veronicas on their tour bus before the show on February 14th, 2006, the night their first U.S. release of The Secret Life Of… hit the shelves.

The Jonas Brothers opened for them on this tour and Ryan Cabrera was there, since he was dating Lisa at the time.

Our secret to getting invited onto the bus? My friend had purchased expensive rose bouquets, large white, teddy bears and and boxes of chocolates. They mentioned our gifts in this magazine clipping.

The Veronicas: An Inspiration to Us All | The girls remember the gifts we presented to them on their tour bus.


Wildlife Warriors



Philanthropic Activities

The Veronicas: An Inspiration to Us All | The Veronicas give back

Not only do the girls donate their money to the Wildlife Warriors, but they also make sure to dedicate their time while visiting the zoo.

One fan wrote about her trip to Los Angeles to meet Lisa and Jess. This trip was made possible by The Children’s Wish Foundation.

She writes:

The experience I had was so amazing it’s hard for me to describe it. Jess and Lisa are the most beautiful souls with hearts of gold. I honestly don’t know anyone quite like them. What they did for me is incredible and I’ll never be able to thank them enough for this.

In January 2009, Jessica was spotted on a New York City Subway by a member of PETA and was soon asked to pose nude for animal rights.

It wasn’t the fact she was wearing a faux fur jacket that caught PETA’s attention but the “F–K FUR” message she had painted on the back.

They are supporters of other causes as well, including gay rights and equality.

These women are more than just music; through their philanthropic activities and creative outlets, they are an inspiration to us all.

This is why I love The Veronicas.

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~ Posted by Lily