Monday, February 1, 2010

GIVEAWAY because cancer sucks!

Ok, so cancer f-ing sucks. It is absolutely stupid, I cannot believe that this disease hasn't been eradicated yet. I am watching the Extreme Home Makeover that aired on ABC last night. The story is a mother, who is also a teacher, has stage 4 colon cancer. She has a husband, a 13 year old daughter and twin 5 year old girls. These girls will grow up without their mom, it is as simple as that. She is still going throw chemo as a palliative treatment to extend her life as long as possible, but the fact of the matter is at some point, this loving husband and doting children will lose their wife and mother. It blows. I am so sick of hearing about this disease killing people and destroying families, it shatters hope and dreams and it just sucks. While in nursing school, out of 4 semesters, I spent 2 of them on a hem/onc (cancer) floor. Even after dealing with cancer on such a personal level with my Mom, and breast cancer, and then losing Phillip's Dad 4 months ago to mesothelioma I was amazed at how touched and emotional I get with these patients.

Anyways, two things, one is Phillip and I are walking again for Relay for Life in April and last year we raised nearly a grand and this year we are hoping to beat it, so if you have a little extra (I know most of us don't) and can donate it is greatly appreciated. Our website is: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLFY10FL?px=10200473&pg=personal&fr_id=21081

Two, is I am going to be doing a giveaway on behalf of kicking cancer's ass. If you are a follower just leave a comment and that will get you one entry into the drawing, if you refer someone else over to my page, and they become a follower have they write your name in the comment and then they will get an entry and you will get another one. The last way to get an entry is to donate on our relay for life team page--donating will get you another entry. I am going to wait until I have twenty entries to do the drawing.

Here is what I will be giving away. First is this cute shirt:

(Image from The Breast Cancer Site.)
I will of course get your size when you win. :)

Second in the giveaway is this bracelet:

(Image from The Breast Cancer Site.)

Phillip's Dad wore a bracelet just like this (well the man's version) through his fight with cancer on it, it says "What Cancer Cannot Do: corrode faith, shatter hope, destroy peace, silence courage, invade the soul, steal eternal life, conquer the spirit, cripple love, kill friendship, suppress memories."

So anyways, addy up and get in on this giveaway. Don't forget to support the fight for the end of cancer. It doesn't matter which color you fight for (mine obviously being pink), just get out there and support those living and fighting this terrible disease!

14 comments:

Missy said...

I'd love to support you in kicking cancer's ass. Good luck with Relay for Life. :)

Becca said...

What a great giveaway. I love that you are so passionate about this, many more people should be!

M said...

What a great giveaway!

Shanna said...

Cancer sucks! How neat that you & Phillip do the relay together! I'm a follower in the fight against cancer!

Lil' Woman said...

Good luck on the Relay girl!
Great giveaway!

Elle said...

Here's to kicking cancer's ass :) I thought about participating in the Susan G. Komen walk but don't think I'll be able to this year. Next year FOR SURE! Good luck girl! Hope school's going great :)

Allison said...

That's awesome that you're raising all of that money!
Count me in on the giveaway. super cute shirt

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

good for you- such an amazing cause and a horrible thing that NEEDS its ass kicked.

Ashley said...

Great giveaway! Good luck!

redwhitebride said...

Meg, what a great giveaway! Good luck with the relay!

Sewing-Chick said...

Heck yeah, let's kick cancer's ass! Too many of my relatives have had cancer, many of whom passed away from it :( My husband's grandpa passed away from cancer last month, in fact :(

Julie said...

Kudos to you ! My mom is a breast cancer survivor.

I follow you through Google Reader

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Katie said...

Great giveaway!! Good luck on the Relay, I'm sure your team will do a great job!

Katie said...

Great giveaway!! Good luck on the Relay, I'm sure your team will do a great job!