Untimely death of 12-year old inspires new ‘6Tween’ fragrance, ‘Kiya 12’
The entire 6Tween product line for girls includes lotions, bubble bath, body spray, lip gloss, and nail polish
12-year-old Chakiya for whom the 6Tween fragrance, “Kiya 12” is named. Photo: 6Tween
New fragrance ‘Kiya 12’ named for Chakiya, who succumbed to rare prevotella oris ; a portion of proceeds earmarked for research, public awareness
LOS ANGELES — Belinda Baker, host of the Punch TV daytime talk show, “Changing Steps,” recently announced the debut of her newest fragrance in the 6Tween Everything Gurl product line — “Kiya 12.”
Kiya 12 is named in honor of Baker’s granddaughter Chakiya, whose life was cut short at the tender age of 12. Chakiya was the victim of a rare bacterial disease that often goes undetected, called, prevotella oris, a silent killer commonly mistaken for the flu.
“Kiya was a happy little girl who loved to smell good, which inspired the idea for the fragrance line,” said Baker, who is seeking wide support for Kiya 12, and the entire 6Tweenproduct line to enable her to earmark a portion of the proceeds forprevotella oris research, public awareness, and the prevention of death from the dreaded disease.
In addition to the Kiya 12 fragrance, the entire 6Tween product line for girls includes lotions, bubble bath, body spray, lip gloss, and nail polish. The fragrant enhancements for young ladies are available online at 6Tween.org.
A forthcoming aromatic line for boys will include lotion, bubble bath, and splash spray. In a market where constant innovation and excitement are required, 6Tween is definitely poised to make an impact. Customers are sure to welcome Kiya 12 and the entire exciting product line just in time for the Christmas holiday shopping season.
“My baby died of prevotella oris at 12 years old. She will never be forgotten,” Baker affirmed. “I am going to ensure that other parents and grandparents never have to feel the pain of losing a child. Thirty percent of all sales are going towards awareness of this disease. We are not going to stop until every parent knows about the dangers of prevotella oris.”
6Tween presently is developing workshops for “tweens” and visiting local middle and high schools to expand awareness.
Baker says though tweens are raving about the new Kiya12 fragrance, it is primarily parents and grandparents that truly understand the significance of the product, adding “this special gift to their holiday list.”
Author of the book “Breakthrough A Testament of Faith,” Baker is no stranger to tragedy and pain. The book chronicles her personal struggles with drug addiction and teen pregnancy. The book also is a testimony of Baker’s undying faith throughout her challenges and will encourage those in need of a little faith. “Breakthrough A Testament of Faith,” is available at BelindaBaker.org
About Belinda Baker
Belinda Baker is featured on the daytime TV talk show, “Changing Steps,” airing weekdays on Punch TV Network KILM in Southern California. Check your local listings for “Changing Steps” in Columbus, Ohio, Pensacola and Jacksonville Fla., and Houston and Beaumont, Tex. For more information about the show, visit ChangingSteps.org
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