Times up! Random.org picked comment #1, Stephanie, as the winner. Thanks to all who commented. Please, keep going to PinkTogether and leaving comments to build the donations.
Pink Together. Individually we are strong, but together we are stronger. That's the idea behind PinkTogether.com, a group of 680,000+ breast cancer survivors and supporters. At PinkTogether you can share stories, post comments, and send virtual flowers to let people know you're thinking of them. You can also read positive, empowering stores from the 2010 Pink Together Survivor Ambassadors.
I think when someone is newly diagnosed with breast cancer, or when someone you care about is, it can help to hear the good-stuff, the empowering stories. That's one reason why I love the PinkTogether campaign. You can also hear their stories on the Pink Together Facebook fan page and YouTube channel and on special pink packages of select General Mills' brands.
To encourage people to post their personal connections, General Mills will donate $1 (up to $20,000) to Komen for each personal 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 page during the month of October (up to $5,000). That $25,000 is in addition to the $2 million donation General Mills has already committed to Komen for breast cancer reasearch and education and community outreach.
To help spread the word about this wonderful program, My Blog Spark, working with General Mills, has provided me with a Pink Ribbon magnet, key chain, travel mug and drawstring backpack, along with coupons for free packages of Big G cereal, Green Giant frozen veggies, Macaroni Grill Dinner kits, Fiber One bars and Progresso soup. It was an awesome package to get in the mail, and, guess what? I get to pass one on to you. All of the items in these wonderful gift packs are from ShopKomen.com, where 25 % of the merchandise purchase price benefits Komen.
To enter, simply tell me in a comment, one way breast cancer has impacted your life.
For extra comments, follow me through Google's friend connect on my sidebar; or post on Facebook about this giveaway. Extra comment too just for visiting PinkTogether.com and checking it out. Just leave an extra comment for each of these you do. I'll pick a winner Sunday night, so you have until 9:00 PM Sunday, EST, to enter. Don't forget to leave an email address so I can reach you.
Get your mammograms, become familiar with your own breasts, nag your friends, moms, grandmothers, aunts into getting their mammograms. Do everything you can to try and raise breast cancer awareness, support early detection and stop this insidious disease. Together we can.
Incidentally, I'm following the story of a friend of a friend who is newly diagnosed with breast cancer. I hesitate to link to her directly here, I'm not sure how she would feel about that, but she linked to a list of the Top 10 Ways to Support a Spouse With Breast Cancer, a lot of it is specific to spouses, but a lot of it is just good information about how to give support to anyone struggling with this or any other disease. Check it out.
Thank you My Blog Spark and General Mills for providing me with this giftpack and the opportunity for one of my readers to win one for themselves.