Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pink Together Giveaway Help Save Second Base

It's hard to believe that October is almost over. Everywhere you look there are reminders that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I cannot stress how important it is to check yourself regularly. This past year has been very difficult for me. My mom just got over Breast Cancer, and around February, I found a lump in my breast. In the exact spot where my mom found hers.

I'm not even thirty yet, have two amazing kids, life as I knew it changed... In a huge way, that I can't even begin to explain. Thankfully, after months of tests, I found that it was just a "scare", but it was a bigger scare than I ever wanted to experience.

One of the biggest pieces of advice that I have to give is the way a lump feels. Across the internet, you'll find many articles saying that it feels like a frozen pea. For me, it did not. It was hard, long, but flat-ish, and was sensitive. I can't tell you exactly how it felt aside from saying I knew it didn't feel "right".

It takes only a few moments, even if you don't check regularly, be sure to stop reading this now, and cop a feel. Feel under your breasts, in your cleavage, and under your armpits, where your breast tissue extends. Have your significant other help- if you're not familiar with how your girls feel, I'm sure he does.

If you've never had a scare, chances are you might know someone who has, or who had Breast Cancer, or someone who survived Breast Cancer. Visit to share your personal story and messages of hope and read about others´ personal journeys. To encourage personal connections, General Mills will donate $1 to the Komen organization for each Message of Hope that is sent to someone who has shared their story on (up to $25,000) during October. This is in addition to a $2 million donation General Mills is making to the Komen organization.

This year, for the first time in its five-year history, at consumers can choose how $1 million of this donation will be shared between two important Komen programs: the Treatment and Assistance Program, which assists women in securing care they otherwise may not be able to afford, and Prevention Research, which helps unlock the keys to preventing breast cancer. Visit from September 19, 2011 through April 14, 2012 to make your choice. Results will be announced on Mother´s Day 2012 - Sunday, May 13.

To help spread Breast Cancer Awareness, General Mills and MyBlogSpark have put together a Pink Together Prize Pack for one lucky reader. The winner will win a spectacular selection including a 16 oz. box of Total cereal, VIP coupons valid for one box of Cheerios and Multigrain Cheerios cereal and one cup of Yoplait yogurt, a
Betty Crocker Living with Cancer Cookbook Pink Together Edition, (which includes a collection of more than 150 delicious recipes with complete nutrition information and a 32-page Pink Together Survivor Ambassador bonus section that shares inspirational personal stories of survival as well as recipes), a Water bottle and removable silicone awareness bracelet, a drawstring sport backpack, and pink rhinestone ear buds.

Here's How to Enter:


bettycd October 26, 2011  

Fortunately I have not battled breast cancer and have no story to share. I liked the Pink Together FB page in the past and that shows on my status when I go to the site. However I can't come up with a way to link you to my liking the page.
FB name is betty dennis

JC October 26, 2011  

LIKE the Pink Together Facebook page and share it on my wall.!/tcarolinep/posts/310704288943787

sabrina October 28, 2011  

Liked Pink Together on FB and shared the page!

carla aldrich October 28, 2011  

I have cared for many breast cancer patients as a healthcare worker. I have personally cared for a couple of young mothers who did not survive. My thoughts and prayers go out for all cancer patients.

debijackson October 29, 2011  

Touching stores... I had previousley liked them put left an additional comment on my wall.!/permalink.php?story_fbid=310230292326859&id=100000196733555

Teena in Toronto November 23, 2011  

Great cause!

Happy blogoversary :)


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