Monday, October 19, 2009

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month/Giveaway

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Blogspark asked me to introduce you to an online community on MySpace where those touched by breast cancer can connect and provide support, comfort, and encouragement to one another. Many of us have been touched by this disease through family, friends, or maybe you may be a survivor.

On everyone can share hope by posting and reading inspiring stories of breast cancer survivors and supporters within the community. The site is part of Pink Together®, a national campaign to support those impacted by breast cancer and to help raise awareness of the disease. To support Pink Together, General Mills is donating $2 million to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and is turning the packaging pink in October, on an assortment of its most beloved brands. General Mills will also donate $1, up to $20,000, each time you post a comment of encouragement, send a virtual flower bouquet or share a story on in October.

Please visit and read some of the inspiring stories. You can also watch these short videos from the 2009 Pink Together Survivor Ambassadors talking about their journeys with breast cancer.

Blogspark has provided me with an Inspiring Hope gift basket that includes a sleeved travel mug, a running ribbon charm bracelet, a pink leather strap keychain, a pink cinch bag, and a set of inspirational note cards. All of the gift basket items are from, where 25 percent of the merchandise purchase price benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in the fight against breast cancer.

I also have one additional to give away to a lucky reader.

To qualify, all you have to do is:

  • Tell me which woman inspires you the most and why.

  • What did you find most interesting on the website?

Answering both questions will give you 2 chances to win and if you mention it on your blog, and tell me about it, you will get an extra chance.

Contest ends Monday at midnight, May 26th! Good luck!


  1. my mom and late grandmother are the true inspirations in my life. both are strong resilient women who have made the most in life even when times have been tough.

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

  2. what I found most interesting on the website were the individual stories of courage, strength and triumph. Reading the stories of these courageous women was definitely the focal point on the site.


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