October 15, 2012

Think Pink & A Giveaway

We all know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I love being able to support a good cause, and this year is no different - scroll down and see what cute stuff I'm giving away.

On a personal level - Breast Cancer Awareness Month means a lot to me.  Three years ago, just as October was starting, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer.  The irony of her being diagnosed with stage 2, grade 3 cancer during "awareness" month certainly wasn't lost on me. 

I stood by my mom as she soldiered through three lumpectomies...and ultimately a mastectomy.  Following that was radiation and chemotherapy, in a dose so strong that it put her in the hospital for a week with a pulmonary embolism.  She never once complained!  I'm so happy that she's come out the other side with a clean bill of health!

My request to you - PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE get your yearly mammogram and do your monthly self-check.  Especially if you're high risk.  I want you all around for a long, long, time.

This year's giveaway: A KitchenAid grater, aroma therapy eye mask, Bath & BodyWorks lotion and Burt's Bee's lip balm.


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  1. It's always so inspiring to hear stories about women who have beat cancer!

    I'm relatively new to your blog, nice to meet you! I'm a Mama to three little doxies myself! :)

  2. And yes, I do celebrate and support Breast Cancer Awareness all year!

  3. I haven't in the past at least not outwardly. I really should though. It's not that I don't intend to. It's just that I've never really been the wear-the-ribbon-kinda-girl.

    Thank you for inspiring me to be more that kind of lady.


  4. My husband's aunt beat breast cancer. It is a huge victory as his grandma (her mom) died from it.

  5. Yes! For the 2nd yr in a row I've organized a hair cutting event at work. People donate their hair to Pink Heart Funds! It is a lot of fun. I donated mine last year.

  6. Oh, friend, you know I love this month and spreading awareness. I've been busier than usual this month, but I hope it's making a difference for someone! Thanks for supporting it as well!

  7. I support Breast cancer awareness! My grandmother beat it years ago! I need to more outwardly support it though. Glad I ran across your blog I have 2 long-haired dachshunds, Benson and Kobe :)


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