THE ART OF GIVING

THE ART OF GIVING: Thanks for stopping by and getting involved in this great opportunity. In starting off the new year, Christine and I decided to put together a challenge blog that would not only provide you with inspiration and free goodies, but to also let you know about the many ways we can "PAY IT FORWARD" to others in our lives...in simple and GIGANTIC ways. We hope that in combining both inspiration and giving to others, we can all make this world a better place, one layout, card, and gesture at a time. Thank you for taking this journey with us.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month~ Think Pink!  

Sunday, October 4, 2009

October is National Breast Cancer awareness month. Unfortunately
many of us know someone who has been touched by Breast cancer or have personally suffered from this disease. It affects many of us and as women we are all at risk. I have had 2 very good friends that were afflicted by this disease and thank goodness are also Breast Cancer Survivors. Compared to other cancers, breast cancer has a very high survival rate. However that doesn't change the need for more research to be conducted to help find better treatments and hopefully make this disease a thing of the past.

This month we are also going to focus on women and friendship(Young or old). Aside from treatment, friendship and love also give us the strength to carry on when things get tough. Please create a layout that is of just girls celebrating their friendship.
Include a link in your post to your layout for an entry into our random drawing.

Here are our samples:

This is me with a very good friend celebrating our friendship, her clean scans and being CANCER FREE!


Here is a wonderful layout that celebrates friendship. Girls we need our girlfriends..they give us strength. Look how young we start.....

But wait there's more! Any of you eat Yoplait yoghurt? Are you aware that in the month of October that the little foil lids on their yogurts are pink? There is a reason for that. Yopliat Yogurt donates 10 cents for every lid that they receive to the Susan G Komen Foundation. This money goes to research and support for breast cancer victims. To further explain here is something that I pulled from their website....

During our annual drive, for every pink lid you send in by December 31, 2009 Yoplait® will donate 10 cents to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, up to $1.5 million. And we guarantee a donation of at least $500,000. So grab your friends, coworkers, yoga class or neighbors and start getting involved today.

Use our tools, start a team or just pick up a spoon and you can help fight breast cancer. Every lid matters.


So want an extra entry into our little drawing for the think pink prize? Just collect and thoroughly clean the lids, promise to send them in to either us or yoplait. If you choose to send them on your own please send us a photo or your stash. Here is where you can send them:
Save Lids to Save Lives®
P.O. Box 420704
El Paso, TX 88542-0704


OR

Scrap It Forward
2040 Brittany Place
Placentia CA 92870


Please support this cause and spread the word. You could even collect them at work..just put a Manila envelope in the staff lounge.
Just go to http://www.yoplait.com/slsl/#/tools to print out a poster/flier.

Want to see the pink goodies that one lucky winner will receive?

Not bad eh? Come and join the fun! Let's help make a difference!

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3 comments: to “ Breast Cancer Awareness Month~ Think Pink!

  • Ann
    October 6, 2009 at 3:04 PM  

    Love this challenge. I lost a close friend to breast cancer about 8 years ago, she was only 36 yrs old and had 3 children.
    I do not eat yogart, but will ask coworkers to share their tabs with me.

  • Stephanie
    October 25, 2009 at 5:54 PM  

    Here is mine:

    http://stephieree80.blogspot.com/2009/10/lunch-time.html

    Thanks for the challenge! Great pages ladies!

  • Tammy
    October 29, 2009 at 11:55 AM  

    I love that Yoplait does this - I eat of ton of it - Here are the first of my lids, but I will keep mailing as long as I can!

    http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg288/kat978/DSCN2686.jpg

 

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