Thursday, October 21, 2010

PinkTogether Awareness *GIVEAWAY*

October has become our month to recognize breast cancer awareness.  To remind each other..that cancer is a very real disease.  So many of us have been touched by cancer, specifically breast cancer, in one way or another.  For me, it was my Grandmother whom had breast cancer.  She was a fighter but lost her fight to cancer over 10 years ago.

We have come such a long way in ten years.  As we continue to get closer to a cure, we pull together supporting each other in all kinds of ways.  PinkTogether is in it's fourth year campaigning for breast cancer awareness. is a fantastic community.  Over 680,000 members sharing their stories, encouraging each other with comments and virtual flowers.  If you have a moment please go encourage and be encouraged at

On this site, you can also read the empowering stories from the 2010 Pink Together Survivor Ambassadors, five incredible individuals whose courage in the face of breast cancer serves as a source of inspiration: 

  • Ebony Steele - This three-year survivor serves as a National Ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure´s® Circle of Promise, an effort focused on fostering breast cancer awareness, support, empowerment and action among African American women.
  • Eli Arroyo-Allen - A two-year survivor, Eli is the founder of the Loving Life/Amando La Vida program supporting Latina women with breast cancer.
  • Ginger Johnson - A mother and four-year survivor, Ginger is the director of Happy Chemo!, whose mission is to bring happiness to those dealing with the negative effects of chemotherapy and cancer.
  • Libby Pomroy - Libby is a two-time, 15-year survivor and a General Mills employee.
  • Nicole Vazquez - This three-year survivor is a Komen breast cancer activist in the Latino community.

These Survivor Ambassadors and their empowering stories will also be featured on the Pink Together Facebook fan page and YouTube channel, and on special pink packaging on your favorite General Mills´ brands like Cheerios® Cereal, Green Giant® Frozen Vegetables and Nature Valley® Granola Bars. If you or someone you know would make a great candidate for next year´s Pink TogetherSurvivor Ambassadors, please visit for more information. 

To encourage personal connections in the online community, General Mills will donate $1 (up to $20,000) to Komen for each inspirational story submitted, encouraging comment posted, or virtual flower of support sent on, and for each shared message of hope posted on Pink Together´s Facebook fan page during the month of October (up to $5,000). This $25,000 is in addition to the $2 million donation General Mills has committed to Komen to advance breast cancer research and support education and community outreach projects. 

In keeping with the PinkTogether awareness this month, General Mills through MyblogSpark is offering one of my readers an awesome "Connecting for A Cure" Gift Pack.

Includes a Pink Ribbon car magnet and key chain, travel mug, and drawstring backpack, along with coupons for free packages of one Big G cereal, Green 
Giant® Frozen Veggies, Macaroni Grill® Dinner Kits, Fiber One® Bars and Progresso®Soup. We will also provide you with an additional gift pack to give away to one of your readers.


Mandatory Entry:  

What do you find most inspiring about the Pink Togethercommunity?

Extra Entries:
Please leave a comment for each entry! :)

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Please remember to leave an email address in your comment.  I will choose the winner via and notify them by email.

Giveaway Ends OCTOBER 29th!

***General Mills provided me with information and giveaway through MyBlogSpark.  I also received the PinkTogether Gift Pack to review.

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Anonymous said...

I think it is so great to have a community where people with a common bond can come together, support one another, and share their stories. Sometimes it is very comforting just to know that you are not alone.

Terry said...

They are always there for each other, no matter what!

Terry said...

I follow your blog

Terry said...

I like Not So Perfect on facebook

Terry said...

I like with love on facebook

Terry said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted this. CandidaJourney

I really hope you can stop over and enter my 2 giveaways

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