Marmot’s Newest Ambassador Sara Agah Bridges Music and Healing Together

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Rohnert Park (CA) — Marmot is proud to announce that Sara Agah has been tapped as Marmot’s newest addition to the company's Ambassador Team—a diverse cadre of social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, advocates and global stewards that represent goodwill initiatives worldwide. Over the past six years, Sara has been committed to a life of service and medicine through her work as an emergency room nurse. She’s also taken her life’s passion internationally, providing relief nursing work in underserved locations such as Port-au-Prince, Haiti and in Tacloban, Philippines. 

Having seen illness and the power or love and healing first hand, Sara co-founded the Do It For The Love Foundation (DIFTL) with her fiancé and musician Michael Franti. Their goal at DIFTL is to bring the world of music and healing together by providing live concert experiences to adults in end stages of life threatening illness, children with various challenges, as well as wounded veterans. Since being founded in late 2013, DIFTL has granted over 300 live concert experiences. 

“We want to give children and adults living through some of the most difficult times in their life a chance to transform their spirit through the power of live music and to feel significant and a sense of community that comes from their nomination and other recipients who naturally connect together” explains Sara, who travels with Michael to concerts and DIFTL fundraisers throughout North America and internationally. 

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Marmot Ambassador, Sara Agah

“It’s a cause that has been so rewarding for us to champion. It was something that started on emotion and we want to share that love with as many people as possible. To see how many people we have already been able to touch in such a short time really fills our hearts,” adds Sara who created a DIFTL video with Michael that shares their touching personal experience with Steve Dezember—a young man suffering from ALS—which ultimately led to the creation of their unique foundation. 

Tom Fritz, Marmot’s Vice President of Marketing explains “Sara’s dedication to helping others is an excellent example of Marmot’s core brand values. Every single day she lives the giving life that we so strongly believe in at Marmot—giving back to both local and global communities. Sara’s unbridled enthusiasm for helping people in need is exactly what we look for in our Marmot Ambassadors.” 

In addition to her ground-breaking work with DIFTL, Sara is dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of others in healthcare. Sara will soon complete her Masters in Public Health, which she hopes to use as a platform to concentrate on policy change, the effects of climate change and women's health. Her work, life, and play are influenced by a top line mantra she shares with Michael which is: "Be your best. Serve the greater good. Rock out wherever you are."

About Marmot Ambassadors

Marmot’s Ambassador Program started in 2011 with a handful of Marmot’s committed social entrepreneurs and humanitarians that represent various organizations that exports Marmot’s global stewardship on a world-wide platform. Marmot Ambassadors and their related organizations include: Sara Agah: Children with severe challenges, veterans and people with life-threatening illnesses (doitforthelove.org); Ben Ayers, Jim Nowak: Sustainable development in eastern Nepal (dzifoundation.org); Jordan Campbell, Ace Kvale: Delivering eye care in remote and underserved populations (http://www.cureblindness.org/); Luanne Freer: High altitude medicine and global health care (medico.org); Sean Swarner: Cancer awareness through climbing and endurance challenges (cancerclimber.org). Additional Marmot Ambassadors include Heather Paul, Sue Purvis and Kim Reynolds who specialize on women’s-specific outdoor education with a focus on skiing and climbing.

About Marmot Mountain, LLC

Marmot is an award-winning, globally distributed brand of high-performance, technical clothing, apparel and equipment. Since 1974, Marmot products have been worn by climbers, skiers, mountaineers and adventurers world-wide. Marmot works with professional mountain guides, world-class athletes and expeditions—pushing the limits of product innovation and technology—pioneering what is possible in the most extreme environments on earth. For more information about Marmot please visit www.marmot.com

About Jarden Corporation

Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 120 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, Millefiori®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex®, Tigex® and Yankee Candle®; Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, AeroBed®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, Dalbello®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, Invicta®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, PENN®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Squadra®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Völkl® and Zoot®; and Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rainbow®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®. Headquartered in Florida, Jarden ranks #356 on the Fortune 500 and has over 30,000 employees worldwide. For further information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com.

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