October 18, 2010

Win a Bag for the Cure

DSC01684

Since joining my college sorority ten years ago, I’ve looked forward to participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure every year (I know they don’t really call it Race for the Cure anymore, but I can’t seem to call it anything else). Current partnerships with Komen, the NFL and other organizations have helped my sorority to spread awareness and promote breast health. One of the projects we did in college was to distribute shower cards with instructions for how to do a self breast-exam.

69363_124405424280494_121781051209598_132136_2264096_n {Here’s one of my dearest college friends hanging with the mascot at a TN Titans Think-Pink event…she’s the president of her area alumnae chapter for our sorority…ZTA}

think pink{THINK-PINK is a registered trademark}

DSC01685

I know there are a ton of products available right now with pink ribbons, logos, etc. and they all claim to support breast cancer research. I think it’s important that we do our homework and make sure the proceeds actually go where we think they do when we make purchases. I saw these cute reusable bags for sale at my local grocery store and thought they might be a fun thing to give away. Fifty cents from the sale of each goes to Komen for the Cure. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but if we all pitch in, it adds up.

If you’d like to win one of these adorable bags, just leave a comment on this post! I’ll choose 5 winners on Friday October 22nd! Maybe you’re a breast cancer survivor, maybe you’re doing your first race this month, maybe you just like pink...whatever you’d like to share, comment away!

13 comments:

  1. So cute! My nursing program did an annual Breast Cancer Awareness fair at our university's health fair, and everyone wore pink shirts declaring, "We heart breasts!"

    ReplyDelete
  2. That IS a really cute bag and for a very good cause! Thanks for bringing it to our attention. My sister-in-law is a breast cancer survivor! (And you can never have too many tote bags...haha)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Just made the appointment to have my mammogram next Monday. A girl has to do what a girl has to do! Good for you for helping to spread the word and awareness!

    ReplyDelete
  4. If you haven't checked out Casondra's blog, please take a look:

    http://motherofamiraclebaby.blogspot.com/

    She is a young mother of 4 who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She just went through a bi-lateral mastectomy, and is going through the reconstruction process. She is just incredibly amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very appropriate post as I had a mammogram this morning! This is such a great cause and so important that women are aware of how to care for their bodies. Also, a way cute bag!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Very cute bag!

    I ran Race for the Cure last month. It was so awe inspiring! I'm going to make it a tradition every year... :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I am a ZTA too. I don't know if I will make it to Race for the Cure this year but I helped with the Oxford Care Walk last week.

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is great, Kate! I just had my mammogram two weeks ago on fall break. I haaate having these but the peace of mind is worth it.

    Mary, I'll also be sure to check out Casondra's blog. I an't imagine how hard that would be. It really makes you appreciate good health.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Breast cancer touches all of us through sisters, mothers, friends. I appreciate you bringing this cause to our attention

    ReplyDelete
  10. Looks like you had a lot of fun!

    www.a--style.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. Such a cute bag and for such a great cause! If you're looking for more pink garb to support breast cancer awareness month, check out the contest on Gifts.com. They have teamed up with 180s, who's giving away $25k to Susan G. Komen, to give away sets of pink ear muffs and mittens. Super cute!

    http://blog.gifts.com/giftrap/categories/fashion-gifts/gift-giveaway-ear-muff-glove-set-from-180s

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh, such fond memories of volunteering for the Race in college, waking up way before the sun and encouraging all the brave survivors. I would tote this bag proudly around town. It would be perfect for keeping my knitting in, plus I need more reusable grocery bags.
    Keep blogging!

    ReplyDelete

Lay it on me y'all!