It's that time of year when the days are getting shorter, the temps start getting cooler, everything goes PINK!
Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the US. It is also the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in women of all races. Through research and earlier detection, rates are declining, but we still have so far to go.
Currently there are over 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the US alone. PinkTogether.com is a place where breast cancer survivors, patients, family members, and supporters can connect to each other to share guidance, hope and maybe, one day, a cure.
I encourage you to visit PinkTogether.com and share your story of how breast cancer has impacted your life. My Aunt Peggy is a breast cancer survivor. It's on my 30 year list to eventually run in the Race for the Cure and I plan to do so in her honor.
General Mills is donating $1 to the Komen organization for each Message of Hope that is sent to someone who has shared their story on PinkTogether.com (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, PinkTogether.com is having the consumers 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 PinkTogether.com from September 19, 2011 through April 14, 2012 to make your choice. Results will be announced on Mother´s Day 2012.
Also check out the Pink Together Youtube Channel to meet the 2011 Pink Together Survivor Ambassadors, and hear their amazing stories of courage and survival.
The awesome people at General Mills through MyBlogSpark sent me this great prize pack and there is one to give away as well!
16 oz. box of Total cereal
Free coupon for one box of Cheerios
Free coupon for one box of Multigrain Cheerios
Free coupon for one cup of Yoplait yogurt
Betty Crocker Living with Cancer Cookbook Pink Together Edition
Water bottle and removable silicone awareness bracelet
Drawstring sport backpack
Rhinestone ear buds
Mandatory entry :
Share how you have been touched by breast cancer
Additional entries : (leave a seperate comment for each)
1.) Visit PinkTogether.com and LIKE the page
2.) Vote for the program you wish to recieve the $1 million donation and share which one you voted for.
3.) Become a follow of Coffee Beans and Kisses.
This giveaway will end Thurs, Oct 20th at 10:59 PM CST. A winner will be chosen with random.org and have 48 hrs to respond or a new winner will be selected.
Disclosure: The Pink Together prize pack, information and coupons have been provided free of charge by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.