Mommy Blog Expert: Fashionable Shopping for Breast Cancer Awareness PLUS a $40 Giveaway Contest

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fashionable Shopping for Breast Cancer Awareness PLUS a $40 Giveaway Contest

Whether we've just been diagnosed ourselves, or we've already been devastated at the loss of a friend to this invasive killer, or we fortunately have a survivor in our family -- we all share a common experience.  Yes, even the lucky ones who are not among the 1 in 8 women who will develop Breast Cancer during their lifetimes... virtually each and every one of us is affected.

This post is written in that spirit, in memory of those who fought valiantly but lost, as much as to honor and celebrate the lives of all those who have survived.  Ultimately, this story is composed with the hope that the cure we all seek is imminent.  Until then, I aim to do my small part to help build awareness about this disease as well as to share some of the many ways that you can easily contribute to the cause simply by Buying PINK -- especially during October which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

There's even a Breast Cancer Month giveaway right here on MommyBlogExpert (Contest Details at end of this post) that not only will help educate the public about how you can help, but also where you have the opportunity to win a great prize.

Practical Just-Because Pink Gift Ideas for the Cause, To Give or Buy for Yourself - $50 or Less

OPI
High fashion nail polish designer OPI included a bottle of this special 2010 Edition of Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer and the logo toe separators in the goody bag I received at the Cure in the Canyons benefit in Beverly Hills. Underscoring their commitment OPI is donating $25,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the U.S. and $5,000 to Canada's Rethink Breast Cancer. Products exclusively sold in salons.  You can help the cause too.  Find out where to buy on OPI's Official Website.
Snazzy Lites Pink Hair Extensions
As you can see from the pictures immediately above my two teen triplet daughters (they also have a triplet brother) just love the Hair Extensions by Gorgeous Strandz in Playful Pink sent to us by Snazzy Lites.  These are so easy to clip into your hair and are really fun either for kid costumes this Halloween or even for you big girls who want your hair to be very hip-looking and on trend without having to dye it.  They come in so many different pretty colors, too, that you could get some to go with practically any outfit in your closet.  Just think of all the fashion possibilities...  Best of all, Snazzy Lites is donating $2 of every Playful Pink Hair Extension purchase to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure campaign.  Plus you get 20% off your entire order by using code Snazzy20 at checkout, now through Oct. 31st. $11.99 each

Harry & David
Currently available online is this lovely special edition Harry & David Pink Pears with Tote Gift Basket which you see pictured at left.  This features a dainty pink cotton shopping tote bag that's packed along with a box of 9 of H&D premium juicy and sweet Royal Riviera Pears, including two that are wrapped in pink foil as pictured.  Not only will the recipient receive a beautiful and healthy gift, but Harry & David is donating 25% of the proceeds from this through the company's Pink Pear program.  This effort supports the Noreen Fraser Foundation that promotes breast cancer research, awareness, and more.  Available for shipping from October 11 through February 15.  $36.95

The Breast Cancer Site
These Pink Ribbon Spirit Rain Boots, pictured at left,  are Haute Couture at its most functional for us big girls! Available in women's sizes from TheBreastCancerSite.com.  Owned by the CharityStoreUSA.com, this site funds mammograms for women who are in need.  $49.95


 Enchanted Acres Designs on Etsy
From the Enchanted Acres Designs shop on Etsy.com comes this Vintage Retro Black Fleece Cloche Hat with removable pink polka dot bow (pictured at left).  Buy it direct from this Etsy entrepreneur.  A portion of all proceeds from each of the Breast Cancer hats on Enchanted Acres's online store will be donated to the cause.  $35.95
 
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Shop
If you're an animal lover, don't forget man's (and woman's) best friend.  So what better time than now to get this stylish dog leash pictured here (a matching collar also is sold) on the the official Komen.org shopping site$12.00

You can also click here for FREE to help The Breast Cancer Site raise funds for these badly-needed mammograms.

$40 GIVEAWAY CONTEST - Easy Entry Just Leave a Comment!
MommyBlogExpert is hosting a $40 Procter & Gamble coupon package contest and you are invited to participate. One 2010 P&G Brandsaver Booklet will be given away filled with over $40 in savings coupons for brands such as Gain, Febreze, Mr. Clean, Bounce, Cheer, Charmin, Sinex, Duracell, Crest, Pantene, Olay, and more.  P&G is giving away 2 cents/coupon redeemed in this savings package to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  

TO ENTER GIVEAWAY: Simply leave a comment below this post for the main (required) entry with your email and/or Twitter screen name so we can contact you for your shipping address if you win.  Get one extra entry each for doing any or all of these actions: following MommyBlogExpert on Twitter, Facebook, and/or subscribing to this blog (just click subscribe to this blog in right hand column of MommyBlogExpert).  Also, earn unlimited bonus entries for retweeting the message below exactly (Remember to leave a new comment with the link to each tweet that you do).  Must be legal U.S. resident to enter.  Contest ends 10/31/2010 at 12 midnite PST.

GIVEAWAY CONTEST for #BreastCancerAwareness $40 in P&G Coupons PRIZE http://tinyurl.com/25hq24y RT to WIN #contest #P&G

FTC Disclosure:  As mentioned in this post, the OPI Nail Lacquer product was given to me at the Cure in the Canyons event; I also received the Playful Pink Hair Extensions from Snazzy Lites to faciliate this post.  For the contest, MommyBlogExpert is giving away the P&G $40 coupon booklet I received.  I did not receive any payment or other compensation associated with this particular post.   See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.     

28 comments:

Crunchy Green Mom - Suzanne B. said...

Support for the cure!

I've been having mammograms since I was 35, I've never had one that didn't require me to come back for a "follow up".

We need a cure, something to help women like me and other that I've never met!

crunchygreenmom(at)gmail(dot)com

MommyBlogExpert said...

Crunchy Green Mom, Thanks so much for helping spread the word about Breast Cancer prevention.

chrissiemz said...

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MommyBlogExpert said...

Thank you everyone for spreading the word about Breast Cancer. Please keep Retweeting and telling everyone you know about this post and of course enter this great giveaway contest valued at $40+

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tattgiff said...

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Lara said...

I would love to win this!
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I follow on twitter
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I like you on facebook
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allysmama said...

following on twitter as sleatham1
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allysmama said...

not sure where my 1st post went, so here goes!
My grandma is a breast cancer survivor...11 years and counting! Mamograms are very important...I get one every year!
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tweet
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lifeonprint said...

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MommyBlogExpert said...

Congrats to Lara @MomDram for WINNING MommmyBlogExpert's BUY PINK for Breast Cancer Research Giveaway Contest's $40 P&G Coupon Package. Watch for an email requested your address so I can ship you your prize!