Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Support Breast Cancer Research, Enter a Contest

It's late in the month of October, and it is still pink everywhere.  I'm a survivor myself, but every year during this month I sort of put my head down and wait for it to be over.  I'm grateful for the funding that I know enabled my own survival and that of so many other women and men, I truly am!  I've participated in fundraisers even.  It's the advertising onslaught that gets to me, I guess.  For 5 years now (hooray!  Five year survivor!) I've just not wanted to be reminded.

I've become more comfortable with being reminded as time has gone on.  I think part of  'not wanting to be reminded' is sadness over the many family members I've lost to reproductive cancers;  Mom, Dad, Grandmother, Aunts...the list goes on.  None of them saw age 60, and now I'm 61.  Sobering, it is. 

This year, because I enter contests, I've noticed many items being given away in contests that benefit various reproductive cancer non-profit organizations.  Special kudos go to Shape Magazine, who collected up many of these contests, and put links on their website.  There are some great contests, and links to the parent companies that are donating 10% or more of the profits they make selling their products to research.  Have fun!

Enter Daily:

  1. http://www.prevention.com/promise-me-sweepstakes/index.shtml Prize is a book: Promise Me: How a Sister's Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer; the story of how Nancy G. Brinker founded Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
  2. http://www.shape.com/sweepsproducts/products/win-stylish-ice-watch Prize: An ICE watch with a pink dial, to remind yourself to do a breast self-exam and to head in for your mammogram. 20% of proceeds from all Ice-Watches purchased in October benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure Miami.
  3. http://www.shape.com/sweepsproducts/products/win-reese-witherspoons-avon-denim-jacket Prize: pink denim Crusade jacket. 100% of proceeds benefit the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.
  4. http://www.shape.com/sweepsproducts/products/win-dozen-butter-lane-cupcakes Prize: win a dozen Butter Lane Cupcakes (special edition B-cup cakes). $1 of every cupcake sold goes to Look Good...Feel Better, a cancer support charity that helps women manage the side effects of cancer treatment.
  5. http://www.shape.com/sweepsproducts/products/win-opi-pink-shatter-nail-polish Prize: OPI Pink Shatter Nail Polish. For the fifth year OPI will be donating $25,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
  6. http://www.shape.com/sweepsproducts/products/win-special-edition-spibelt Prize: SRI Belt that will hold your keys, ID, phone, etc., while you are running. Special edition Breast Cancer Awareness Belt. Www.SPIbelt.com
  7. http://www.shape.com/sweepsproducts/products/win-ron-white-gift-card Prize: $350.00 gift card for shoemaker Ron White. $100 of each Ron White Signature Robin Peep Toe Pump will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Www.ronwhite.com
  8. http://www.shape.com/sweepsproducts/products/win-cute-and-coordinating-pampered-chef-kitchen-set Prize: Trio of bowls, small plates, dessert plates, rubber gloves with matching scrubber, towels, pink cutting board and knife. $1.00 of every Help Whip Cancer Pampered Chef Product will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Www.pamperedchef.com
  9. http://www.shape.com/sweepsproducts/products/win-shop-design-spark-cocktail-ring Prize: Shop Design Spark Cocktail Ring. Shop Design Spark is donating 15% of procees during the month of October to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Www.shopdesignspark.com
  10. http://www.shape.com/sweepsproducts/products/win-top-secret-pink-ribbon-bra-tops Prize: Top Secrets Prop Top with Pink Ribbon Bra. !00% of proceeds go to the American Breast Cancer Society. Www.topsecretsociety.com
  11. http://www.shape.com/sweepsproducts/products/win-shop-design-spark-multi-layered-necklace Prize: 14” necklace that is layered with Crystals, silver beads and pink stones. Shop Design Spark is donating 15% of sales during the month of October to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Www.shopdesignspark.com
  12. http://www.shape.com/sweepsproducts/products/win-shop-design-spark-earrings Prize: diamond shaped pink and gold earrings. 15% of proceeds from these Shop Design Spark earrings go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure during the month of October. www.shopdesignspark.com/
  13. http://www.shape.com/sweepsproducts/products/win-henri-lou-fuchsia-suede-bag Prize: Henri Lou fuchsia split suede bag with hand braided leather straps. Henri Lou is donating 15% of the proceeds to Susan G. Komen for the Cure in October. Www.3lab.com
  14. http://www.shape.com/sweepsproducts/products/win-3lab-bb-cream Prize: 3LAB's Perfect BB SPF 40 Moisturizor Cream from Barneys New York. 3LAB will donate 10% to CEW's Cancer and Careers. Www.cosabella.com
  15. http://www.shape.com/sweepsproducts/products/win-cosabella-prettie-pink-lingerie Prize: Lingerie set from Cosabella's Prettie in Pink. 10% of sales will to go Bra-Ha which helps local breast cancer centers provide mammograms and early detection awareness.
  16. http://www.shape.com/sweepsproducts/products/win-dawn-baker-copper-necklaces Prize: Pink copper beaded necklaces hand strung in Africa. Dawn Baker will donate 15% of proceeds to City of Hope, a pioneer in research for breast cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Www.dawnbaker.com
  17. http://www.shape.com/sweepsproducts/products/win-harry-and-david-pink-pears Prize: Harry and David pears dipped in dark chocolate and pink-colored white chocolate. 25% of sales from this treat are being donated to The Noreen Fraser Foundation for Cancer Research. Www.harryanddavid.com
  18. http://www.shape.com/sweepsproducts/products/win-henri-lou-bracelet Prize: Metal and Leather Bracelet from Henri Lou. 15% of each bracelet will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure during the month of October. Www.henrilou.com

Enter Once only:

  1. http://ebm.cheetahmail.com/r/regf2?a=0&aid=2088157130&n=1 Prize: In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awarenes Mont, CHEFS is giving away six Raspberry Ice 'Cook for the Cure” edition Artisan Stand Mixers from KitchenAid.
  2. http://www.pillsburystore.com/checkout/contests/KitchenAidStandMixer.aspx Prize: Win a Pink KitchenAid Stand Mixer. In honor of THINK PINK National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
  3. http://store.bettycrocker.com/checkout/contests/KitchenAidStandMixer.aspx Prize: Win a Pink KitchenAid Stand Mixer. In honor of THINK PINK National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
  4. http://www.mylifetime.com/sweepstakes/focus-on-five Prize: 2012 Warriors in Pink Ford Focus. Ford is a major contributor to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.


  1. Hi SJ. It's Debby here you commented on my blog a few days. Thank you for stopping by.

    I just wanted to say I'm with you on this one. I had a similar experience five years ago and do bury my head in the sand a bit and don't talk about it much. We have a lot to be thankful for.

    Good to meet you.

    Have a happy day whatever you are doing...

    1. Thanks, Deb :) As you can see I haven't blogged here recently, but it was a good old blog and I will get back to it.