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Monday, September 26, 2011

Who's Ready for Another Giveaway?!

As promised we are doing another giveaway!!! I absolutely love entering giveaways (and winning, duh) so my goal is to do at least one (but I'm shooting for 2) giveaway each month on here. Thank you again to everyone who entered our 5 Days of Giveaways earlier this month!!! This giveaway is a little bit of a follow up to that one. We still have almost 3 weeks until the Liz Hurley Ribbon Run so we still have plenty of time to raise more support for Breast Cancer Awareness & Research.

They have this on Cater Lawn every October at Auburn-I love it!
For the Liz Hurley the donations stay local and provide state of the art equipment to detect and treat breast cancer more efficiently and effectively at Huntsville Hospital. I love knowing that I'm supporting something local that I or someone I love may rely on one day to save their life. I realize most of you are young and you're probably thinking that your mom, aunts, or grandmothers are more likely to get breast cancer than you. While that is true, it is not always the case.

The pink tractor they had last year for the Liz Hurley
Our sister in law was my age (I'm 27, almost 28) when she found herself battling breast cancer for a second time. She was diagnosed the first time when she was pregnant with our youngest nephew (her second son) and barely 26 years old. When I ran my first 5K (with NO and I mean no training) on Memorial Day 2010 I started feeling tired pretty quick and all I could think of were all the loved ones (family & friends) I had lost that couldn't run that day. I thought of her more than anyone, choked back tears, and ran my heart out. That's when I decided we would start running the Liz Hurley and that it would become a tradition for our family and friends. We are willing to pay the entry fee for anyone who will run with us and hope to continue to do this every year.



I don't say any of this to guilt anyone into supporting us but to let you guys know that this means more to us than putting pink ribbons on our cars and declaring this to be a cause we are passionate about. Even if we move to a different city I intend to run this race every year until I die. We will be one of the 80-year old couples walking the 5K hand-in-hand.

Now for the fun stuff, the giveaway!!! I went to Bed, Bath, & Beyond after we sent one of close friends back to Boston with one of our Auburn National Champion tumblers (we can't have just one because Allan is not good at sharing his) and I ran across these little goodies that I could NOT put down. As soon as I saw the display I got excited about doing another giveaway! I had to get one of the pink ribbon stickers for Allan and the pig calendar is what we are using to log our expenses in. After getting another BBB coupon in the mail I may be going back to get the cup included in this giveaway for myself! The calendar runs from September 2011-December 2013 and the pink ribbon is small but the perfect size in my opinion!


Here's the details on how you can enter:
1. Follow our blog and leave us a comment telling us you are-MANDATORY (1 entry)
2. Blog about our giveaway and leave a comment with the link to your blog where you mention it (2 entries)
3. Send a friend to enter our giveaway and comment to tell us who you sent (2 entries)
4. Follow Allan's blog (he's an engineer so don't expect cupcakes and rainbows-think video games and electronics) and leave a comment letting us know (1 entry)
5. Donate in support of the Liz Hurley Ribbon Run we are running (click here to donate) and leave the comment "I Donated" (5 entries-see note below)
6. Share how breast cancer has affected yourself or someone you know in a comment (1 entry)

***IF YOU DONATED DURING OUR 5 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS YOU HAVE ALREADY EARNED 5 BONUS ENTRIES INTO THIS GIVEAWAY. IF YOU DONATE AGAIN YOU GET 10 ADDITIONAL ENTRIES SO THAT WOULD BE A TOTAL OF 15 ENTRIES

***FOR ALL THE FIRST TIME SUPPORTERS (don't want to leave you out!) YOU GUYS CAN DOUBLE YOUR ENTRIES IF YOU DONATE AT LEAST $20 MAKING A TOTAL OF 10 ENTRIES

The giveaway will run until Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at 11:59 PM CST. Good luck to everyone! We may like to throw extra goodies into our giveaways (hint, hint) that we won't reveal until we announce a winner so keep that surprise in mind! Thank you again for the support you guys have already shown us as we prepare for this race!

21 comments:

  1. great cause~!! i'm a follower (:

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  2. I went to college with a girl who had breast cancer when she was 17. I remember thinking she was so brave. As an operating room nurse I have helped with hundreds of mastectomies, lumpectomies, and revision surgeries on breasts. there are some you never forget.

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  3. I follow your blog and Allan's! And whenever I can decide on a name for my blog, I will post a link to the giveaway!

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  4. Wonderful giveaway Suz -- of course I'm a follower:)

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  5. I added info about your giveaway to my latest post: http://tinyurl.com/3ndsflw AND added your giveaway to my sidebar:)

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  6. Breast Cancer affected my life and changed me forever at the ripe age of 15 when I lost my sweet Grandma. I have never been the same, and I am in awe of the strength my Mom shows simply because I cannot imagine losing her. Prayers to everyone who is affected by breast cancer--and all cancers for the matter. I'm so thankful we were all able to run last year--such a beautiful event!

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  7. Okay, so for starters I definitely follow your blog... and I'm super pumped about that... And I'll start working on earning some more entries...

    It's really great that you're doing this. :)

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  8. I am a 6 year breast cancer survivor. I've been stage 4 for two years and I'm 35.
    www.livinalittlelife.blogspot.com

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  9. I actually don't know anyone personally that has had breast cancer. I guess I'm pretty fortunate there.....however I have a breast lump that they had to look further into back in 2005. I had to have two ultrasounds, and a mammogram. They still don't know what it is...as it wasn't a cysts but they decided that it didn't alarm them and to just keep checking the lump to make sure it didn't grow.

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  10. i love everything breast cancer, such a great cause and I lost my aunt to it, so I really like supporting it even more. I'm a follower of the blog!

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  11. i follow, i think it's so great you all are doing this!

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