Friday, October 01, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I was going to write about the third instalment of our vacation today but since it's October 1, I thought that I would post about the important month ahead.

As most of you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's a reminder to be vigilant of our bodies and to 'squeeze' in that annual mammogram ;o) Mine has been booked for October 27. Yippee...NOT! If you think you need help, then maybe this kind gentleman will do the trick -


There are a few things going on this month that I want you to be aware of :o) First off, Mary Kathryn from Handcrafts Online, has her Pink Pages up! Just click on the daisy and it will magically take you shopping...


I know that in Canada, the CIBC Run For The Cure will be held on October 3. This is a very popular event so look for it in your town or city :o) I don't take part because even though it's been ten years, I still get very upset when I hear stories from other people. I still do my part though! Every month I donate a fixed amount to the CBCF and it's automatically taken out of my bank account.

Hershey's in the US is doing a Tour De Pink :o) It also takes part across the country so check it out and see if there is one near you.

It's not too late to take part in the Pumpkin Patch & Co Breast Fund! As part of my ten year anniversary of being breast cancer free, I found some wonderful volunteers to take part in stitching an ornament and donating it to the Attic Needlework's Silent Auction For Breast Cancer Research. I'm anxious to see how our group does :o) For more details on it and how to join, check out the Blog.

I know I have an ongoing giveaway but what's one more? :o) Last year I gave out a pattern I designed but this year, since I seem to have collected two, I am giving away a Stitch Pink Needlework Accessory Kit by DMC -


I bought one myself and then in the mail today one arrived from sweet Danielle :o) Thank you for thinking of me! (Just so you know, the one I bought is going to be the giveaway prize)

All you have to do is leave a comment on THIS post only and a means for me to contact you if you are the winner. You DO NOT have to be a follower of my Blog to enter. Easy peasy :o) It's more important to spread the word! I will leave this open until Friday, October 8 and will try to post the name of the winner soon afterwards.

Finally, I want to share a quick story with you :o) DH and I were talking one day while we were eating Skittles. All of a sudden an idea came to mind and I told him that they were about the right size for a nipple. I have NO idea where this thought came from! Then the great debate... Would it be a chocolate M&M, a Skittle or a peanut M&M???? I 'think' the chocolate M&M finally won out. ROFL! Now today I was browsing the internet and I see that they have what they call Nipple Badges -


I think I could really have fun with those ;o)


CalamityJr said...

I haven't bought that breast cancer awareness kit yet, so please count me in! Thanks for sharing, and blessing to you on your anniversary.

Annie said...

Nipple Badges? I think I'll go with chocolate M&M's.

Parsley said...

Nipple badges???? Uh...okay. I guess those are for masectomy patients?

Activia yogurt is donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation by consumers putting in their yogurt codes in at

Every little bit helps...

Oh..yeah...almost forgot...enter me please. :-)

Lynnie said...

mmmmm skittles...although I may not look at them the same way again haha

congrats on your 10 years! I donate regularily as well..not because I'm a survivor but I have a few friends that its my way of honoring them.

oh and please enter me in your giveaway!


Kat said...

Congratulations on being a 10 year survivor! My brother is in his
4th year of remission from leukemia - we are so looking forward to his December follow up appointment and praying for good news!

I'd love to be included in your drawing - and I am wondering if leukemia has a special ribbon color?

I'm assuming nipple badges are NOT for boy scouts...


Myra said...

Congratulations on 10 years cancer free! I am interested in learning more about contributing to the silent auction - are they all ornaments? stitched only? or could I send some of my sewn items? I know lots of questions. I would love to be entered in your drawing too. :o)

Lisa said...

Oh I'd love to be included in your giveaway. I did the Race For Life this year in my Aunties name back in May... she didn't quite make it to my race day by a week, bless her. My other aunty is a survivor of 8 years now. It's a subject very close to my heart.

Carolyn said...

Congratulations on 10 years-
I have to say you find the most interesting things online:)

I would love to be included in your draw as well please:)

Deborah said...

Congratulations on 10 years! Nipple badges, what more can be said about that. I would love to be entered.

mumzy said...

Sweetie, you know how proud your Dad and I are of your accomplishments. Your anniversary of ten years is wonderful. Looking forward to your visit soon.
{{{Love and Hugs}}}

♥ Nia said...

Wow! Great giveaway!! Please, count me in :D

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulating you on your ten year anniversary. Nipple badges LOL. M & Ms for me please.

Paula C. said...

Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary. I would love to be added to your drawing. BTW - Those badges would come in handy for when my dh is acting like a boob head, lol!

Julie said...

Congratultions on being a 10 year survivor, i have a neighbour who is an 8 year survivor, but sadly lost a friend who contracted it when young.

What a lovely giveaway

Patty C. said...

I would be tickled pink to be included in your giveaway :)

Anonymous said...

10 yr survivor!!!!!! that is WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!!
Since it's only been 2 months since we lost SIL, I think this year during Oct I will be alot more aware of Breast Cancer month. I am celebrating with you that you are a survivor!!!!
Please enter me in the drawing also!
and thanks for your sweet comments on my felty pumpkins. :-) I enjoyed making them.

Patricia said...

Congratulations!!! =D

Very nice giveaway, I would love to be part of it!