Oct 19, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness-Pink Together® Giveaway


I am sure most of you are aware that it is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I don't think I know of a single person that has not been affected by this awful disease in some way. Whether it is a friend, family member or even someone you don't know personally we all are touched in some way. There is an amazing online community on MySpace where those touched by breast cancer can connect and provide support, comfort, and encouragement to one another. It is called Pink Together®. 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 next month 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 PinkTogether.com in October. I would encourage you to read a few of the stories on this site. I sent a few virtual flowers as well as left encouraging comments to uplift family members and friends.


In the Ismail house we have been purchasing as many of our
food products packaged in pink to show support. We always donate to a team that does the Cancer Walk each year. We also collect the Yoplait Yogurt lids (the pink ones) and mail them in. Yoplait donates 10 cents per lid and lids must be received before 12/31/09. It's a small way to give especially in a tough economy. Remember that every little bit counts!


I was fortunate to receive a beautiful Inspiring Hope gift basket from MyBlogSpark. The Inspiring Hope gift basket 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 (retail value of $59) It is a beautiful gift and the quality is really great. All of the gift basket items are from ShopKomen.com, where 25 percent of the merchandise purchase price benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in the fight against breast cancer.

MyBlogSpark has graciously offered for one lucky Momfiles reader to win this Inspiring Hope gift basket. Here's how to enter:

Mandatory- Leave a comment that is relevant to this post. Comments that say "thank you" or "count me in" will be deleted. Want an additional entry? (You must complete the above method to qualify for extra entries)

--You can Twitter this giveaway (one per day) and leave me a link to your Tweet. Example: Win an Inspiring Hope gift basket @momfiles http://bit.ly/1Cy93r #giveaway

-- Facebook this giveaway, and please leave a separate comment/link for each entry to count. (one per day)

--Follow me on Twitter @momfiles or friend me on Facebook (Sheliza Ismail) (leave a comment with a link) If you already follow let me know.

--You can also place our button on your blog or follow us (please leave a blog link in your comment or specify if you are a new or current follower).

Be sure to have a visible email address in your comment if you do not have a Blogger profile. Giveaway is open to US residents only. Deadline to enter is November 1, 2009 at 11:59 pm EST. Good luck! Special thanks to MyBlogSpark for sponsoring the prize pack for the giveaway.

Information provided by Pink Together.com

100 comments:

  1. I get a sense of hope from growing up with my grandmother and from my kids. Though my grandmother is now gone from cancer she fought the good fight and taught me to live right and without regrets and I hope that I am passing that on to me kids

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  2. I have a couple of friends who are truly inspirational. One is a long term (over 15 years) breast cancer survivor. I think what is so amazing about her is that she doesn't let it define her. Sure, she is happy to have survived but you never, ever hear her saying that she is special because of it. She never acts like she is owed something because she fought cancer at such a young age. The other person I find truly inspirational is my dear friend Velda. She has recently been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer with brain mets. She is only 44 and has 4 kids, 2 who are young. So many people in her shoes would be angry and bitter but she is happy, cheerful, and living life to its fullest. Velda is Amazing.

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  3. I already follow you on twitter:)

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  4. I've already friended you on facebook.

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  5. I have your button on my blog.

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  6. Both of my grandmothers were great influences in my life, who were both pioneers in their own right. They didn't let society's view as to what was thought as acceptable for women stop them from living a full, adventurous long life. As they have since passed on, I see their strength in my parents, aunts & uncles... I rejoice when family & friends have triumphed in the fight against cancer & mourn when their bodies can no longer fight. I've teamed up with my mom to continue to spread the word about breast cancer awareness. I've had the privilege to hear many stories of triumph & survival. It all helps to put life in perspective & reminds me to love deeper.

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  7. We too try to support the pink movement by buying items that will support the movement and by donating locally! I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

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  8. What a great giveaway. Nice looking products. When I get the opportunity to purchase an item that supports a charity such as Susan G. Koman I will buy it even though it might be a tad bit more expensive.

    katylindamood@gmail.com

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  9. My two sisters, my mom, and both my aunts (one maternal, one paternal) all had/have breast cancer. I buy pink whenever I can

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  10. Several towns and cities in our state have planted pink ribbon tulip gardens. It has been a reminder all summer of the importance of self exam and donating for research.
    When spring arrives again they will give a new sense of hope for a cure.
    hondaray6 at hotmail dot com

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  11. I follow on twitter- hondaray6

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  12. I tweeted_http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/5017995680

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  13. I've been a follower for months!

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  14. I have your button in my #2 button scroll
    http://dun4fun-hondaray6.blogspot.com.

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  15. My Aunt inspires me. She is a breast cancer survivor and though she has been through alot she always keeps a positive attitude.

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  16. my friend from work just did the 3 day walk, she raised a lot of money!!

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  17. I volunteer with Relay For Life and through that I have witnessed so much hope from people. I think I have it bad and then I see what they are going through but yet, they are happy and full of hope.

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  18. just finished my walk for the cure! I love pink month, there are so many fun ways to spread awareness!


    jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

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  19. My momma had a scare about a year ago, they thought it was breast cancer, but she is lucky it turned out differently. I have never been so scared in my life. What scares me more is that statistics say 1 in 3 family members will have some kind of cancer in their lifetime... that's scary. I LOVE this month of October 1.for breast cancer awareness month 2.Halloween 3. fall
    Anyways... I love to support anyway I can. I just bought my Ellen- laugh.dance.cure- hoodie and I hope I get it before the month is over :)

    Good post Shel, always wonderful to bring awareness!

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  20. I always follow you... even when your not looking... not in a stalker way :)

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  21. Thanks for this inspirational giveaway, I'm a survivor, others are still fighting. Thanks

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  22. This is wonderful. I have watched my Grandma and Aunt fight breast cancer. They are both survivors! It is inspiring. Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  23. I'm a survivor and I think everyone gets inspired by all the Pink this month!

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  24. Buying pink is a great way to help the cause while buying stuff you would anyways....we can only hope the money goes to help research to one day help all women

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  25. I tweeted again~http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/5046918249

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  26. such an important cause to so many people... Thanks for the chance to use this with pride

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  27. I would love to win this. I love my mom with all my heart.She is a young at heart, compassionate,funny 72 year old breast cancer survivor

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  28. follow your blog as jelaws5

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  29. Check out the Pink Together website. The stories are very inspirational and you can show your support by sending flowers.

    arobimom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. RT~http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/5074104737

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  31. daily tweet~http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/5099876052

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  32. Follow you on Facebook.

    arobimom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. What a great giveaway. If I won, I'd share the goodies with my sisters...promise! Thanks for the chance. (krstrpp at hotmail dot com)

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  34. Thank you for posting about breast cancer awareness; it's an important subject to me, as my aunt has dealt with it twice. We are all hoping that she doesn't have to face it a third time, but if she does, maybe there will be a cure.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  35. daily tweet~http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/5123701013

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  36. tweet~http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/5149955047

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  37. I love this charity. They do such great work and I am glad it is going strong. SO many lives are saved every year with the awareness

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  38. http://twitter.com/carogonza/status/5158448667 - tweeted

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  39. have your button http://theartofrandomwillynillyness.blogspot.com/2009/03/my-favorite-blogs.html

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  40. daily tweet~http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/5175258035

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  41. My bestie recently beat cancer and I am so proud of her. I have a pin stuck up on my cubicle supporting the fight against breast cancer. Everyone needs to be informed.

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  42. tweeted-http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/5203330108

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  43. my grandmother had breast cancer, so it hits close to home for me

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  44. http://twitter.com/mrstls/status/5231717536

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  45. I hope a cure is found soon. Already have my yearly mamogram scheduled for Nov. Make sure you get a yearly mamogram everyone and do m onthly breast checks. Early detection is key!

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  46. Tweet-http://twitter.com/SheilaBran/statuses/5235504967

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  47. tweeted~http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/5235545431

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  48. tweeted~http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/5262396146

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  49. when ever i go to the store and i see breast cancer merch i try to buy it. i think it's a great fundraising way and it spreads out the word. thanks

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  50. My husbands grandmother is a breast cancer survivor and we do everything we can to support breast cancer awareness and research. Thanks for the great giveaway if I win I'm going to give this to his grandmother.
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  51. tweet:
    http://twitter.com/sgrant2005/status/5277916289
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  52. I follow on twitter @sgrant2005
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  53. I'm a new follower
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  54. tweet~http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/5289774098

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  55. This is an awesome giveaway.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  56. Breast cancer impacts many women. I also try to support buying merchandise for breast cancer awareness or that donates part of their profits to find a cure.

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  57. tweet~http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/5326662117

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  58. The stories on pinktogether are so inspiring, I love that survivors can connect with fighters, I can't imagine how much that means to people. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a meaningful prize, it needs to be worn with pride!

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  59. following you publicly (new follower)

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  60. My husbands sister died from breast cancer in 1982. I'm know that she didn't have the options that are available today. I am so glad that the times have changed and there is the support and education that was not there at that time

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  61. My 37 yr old niece had cancer awhile back and another scare recently. I also had an aunt & cousin with this disease.

    lighthousee27(at)gmail.com

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  62. Following you on Twitter (id- litehouse27)

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  63. The Pink Together site looks like a great resource for raising breast cancer awareness :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

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  64. Following on Twitter
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

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  65. Your blog and button are in my blogroll
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

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  66. I lost my mom to breast cancer when I was 16. Get your mammograms.

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  67. My aunt is fighting breast cancer

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  68. My Grandmother inspires me. She has been through alot the last few years, but doesn't let it get her down.

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  69. I follow on twitter. (hstamper)
    helencutie06@aol.com

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  70. Inspiring people and giving them hope are both so important. I am utterly impressed with the support systems available and I love how involved people and companies seem to be in providing awareness and support in the fight against breast cancer.
    happeejackee at gmail dot com

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  71. tweet http://twitter.com/happeegirl/statuses/5342473185
    happeejackee at gmail dot com

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  72. Following on twitter as happeegirl
    happeejackee at gmail dot com

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  73. My step mom had breast cancer&now she does a lot& so does the resat of the family to help the cause

    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  74. It looks like a very nice prize pack.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  75. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/donnak4/status/5343948993
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  76. I follow on twitter.(donnak4)
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  77. Tweet~http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/5343855751

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  78. Button on my blog.
    http://donna444444.blogspot.com/
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  79. The Pink Together Site is wonderful. So many stories of encouragement. I spent an hour sending flowers
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  80. Breast cancer impacts many women. I also try to support buying merchandise for breast cancer awareness or that donates part of their profits to find a cure.

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  81. I love their website! How inspirational. I love all the 'pink' merchandise running around. It makes me feel good to be a part of all of this.

    strycker@slu.edu

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  82. What a great cause! My grandmother died from breast cancer before I was born. We need to find a cure for this disease.

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  83. http://twitter.com/kngmckellar/status/5350174011

    tweeted
    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  84. follow on twitter as kngmckellar

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  85. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?id=1827552746&v=feed&story_fbid=169077407047&ref=nf

    posted on facebook - gloria mckellar

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  86. follow your blog as kngmckellar

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  87. I think this is a great inspiration for women going through breast cancer and those that suppport them.

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  88. I'm following you on Twitter. My twitter name is @ThriftyJinxy

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  89. I'd love to win this for my mom.. she is a breast cancer survivor.

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  90. Hi. I just made a breast cancer pink apron for a cancer fundraiser in two weeks. I am so proud!

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  91. I am a firm believer in hope!
    My bro had the will to BEAT cancer last year!
    If he can do that....He can do anything~
    THat kid is going places!!

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  92. tweet

    http://twitter.com/lilshuga2001/status/5355928392

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  93. This Inspiring Hope gift basket looks very nice! I'm glad to see you support breast cancer awareness.

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