Sunday, October 31, 2010
It figures that I would be so busy this month with regular life (not just bloggy life) that I would be posting this information and giveaway on the last day of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
At any rate, I always participate in some form of activity for Breast Cancer Awareness month. I usually round up Pink Lids to mail out every year, and this year I've diligently been entering codes to donate 10 cents for each lid. Posting this information is just another way that I'm trying to do my part.
Individually we are strong, but together we are stronger. We encourage you to visit PinkTogether.com, an ever-growing community of hope of more than 680,000 breast cancer survivors and supporters. There you can share stories, post comments of encouragement and send virtual flowers to let someone know you are thinking of him or her.
On this site, you can also read the empowering stories from the 2010 Pink Together Survivor Ambassadors, five incredible individuals whose courage in the face of breast cancer serves as a source of inspiration:
- Ebony Steele - This three-year survivor serves as a National Ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure´s® Circle of Promise, an effort focused on fostering breast cancer awareness, support, empowerment and action among African American women.
- Eli Arroyo-Allen - A two-year survivor, Eli is the founder of the Loving Life/Amando La Vida program supporting Latina women with breast cancer.
- Ginger Johnson - A mother and four-year survivor, Ginger is the director of Happy Chemo!, whose mission is to bring happiness to those dealing with the negative effects of chemotherapy and cancer.
- Libby Pomroy - Libby is a two-time, 15-year survivor and a General Mills employee.
- Nicole Vazquez - This three-year survivor is a Komen breast cancer activist in the Latino community.
These Survivor Ambassadors and their empowering stories will also be featured on the Pink Together Facebook fan page and YouTube channel, and on special pink packaging on your favorite General Mills´ brands like Cheerios® Cereal, Green Giant® Frozen Vegetables and Nature Valley® Granola Bars. If you or someone you know would make a great candidate for next year´s Pink Together Survivor Ambassadors, please visit PinkTogether.com for more information.
To encourage personal connections in the online community, General Mills will donate $1 (up to $20,000) to Komen for each inspirational story submitted, encouraging comment posted, or virtual flower of support sent on PinkTogether.com, and for each shared message of hope posted on Pink Together´s Facebook fan page during the month of October (up to $5,000). This $25,000 is in addition to the $2 million donation General Mills has committed to Komen to advance breast cancer research and support education and community outreach projects.
To help facilitate in me spreading this helpful information, General Mills sent me a "Connecting for a Cure" gift pack that included a Pink Ribbon car magnet and key chain, travel mug, and drawstring backpack, along with coupons for free packages of one Big G cereal, Green Giant® Frozen Veggies, Macaroni Grill® Dinner Kits, Fiber One® Bars and Progresso® Soup.
All of the items included in the gift packs are from ShopKomen.com, where 25 percent of the merchandise purchase price benefits Komen. Pretty cool huh?
One of you will win the prize pack that I received! (shown above)
To enter, tell me what you find most encouraging about the Pink Together community?
For extra entries, please view my Giveaway Rules, updated 5/12/10.
I've included a custom tweet to make it easier for you:
#Win a Pink Together Gift Bag @pricousins http://ow.ly/32j3w ends 11/14 RT? #Myblogspark
Remember to tweet once a day for an extra entry!
This giveaway will end on 11/14/10 and is open to US and Canadian residents aged 18 and older.
Thanks for entering and Good luck!
Disclaimer: I was sent the products named above from General Mills, on behalf of MyBlogSpark, to review. The opinions expressed above are solely my own and yours may differ. Receiving a product will NEVER influence what I write in any review.