Monday, October 11, 2010

Lifting Spirits, One CSN GIVEAWAY at a Time

I never intended to use this forum for giveaways. However, CSN Stores selected me as a preferred blogger. It’s been a long time since I was offered a title, much less a preferable one. Plus, how could I turn down the opportunity to give freebies to you, my beloved readers? I can’t. In this spirit, here’s giveaway post #2.

This time, the winning prize is a $65 gift card, not including shipping or any extras. The winner must reside in the US or Canada. (Sorry to my friends in other parts of the world. CSN has yet to branch out into your neighborhood.) It’s a huge store, though, with countless sites. Items include everything from bed sets to kids’ games, health and fitness equipment, shoes, and much more. With millions of products to choose from, stemming from their main site at http://www.csnstores.com/, think about the fun you could have with this on-line shopping spree.

Last month’s giveaway was awarded to someone touched by cancer, as a tribute to our dearly departed Lisa/Bumpkin on a Swing. Lindsay, Jackson’s mommy, won. See my sidebar for his photo and link to this family’s courageous battle.

October is breast cancer awareness month, so I'd like this gift card to lift the spirits of someone touched specifically by breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer amongst females. Approximately 1.3 million women are diagnosed with breast cancer worldwide, and about 465,000 lose the fight each year. Breast cancer is not exclusive to women. It inflicts men at a rate of one percent as often as women. In the US, approximately 2,000 men and 200,000 women develop breast cancer annually. Generally, men have poorer outcomes due to delays in diagnosis. Fortunately, overall survival rates have been increasing, likely due to earlier detection and advances in treatment.

Now, the fun starts. Please nominate yourself or someone in your life affected by breast cancer. This may be because they have survived breast cancer themselves, or are close with a breast cancer victim or survivor. They need not be a blogger. I just ask that you be a follower (new, old, or young) of Life by Chocolate.

Feel free to help spread the word. Please also feel free to use the comments section to share information regarding Breast Cancer and efforts towards a cure. Here’s hoping to lift spirits, and raise breast cancer awareness, in support of those affected by this disease.

20 comments:

  1. Congrats on the title. And I'm so glad you're doing this. I bet it will lift someones spirits.

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  2. Frequent self-exams can't be stressed enough.

    Good post Robyn.

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  3. What a lovely and awesome thing you're doing!

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  4. Congrats!! That is awesome. :) I don't have anyone to nominate, or else I would.
    Good luck!!

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  5. What a glorious giveaway. I am not commenting to enter. I had a dear friend, Anita, who we lost many years ago, so the cause has always been near to my heart.

    Just wanted to extend kudos and thanks. Can't wait to see who wins.

    Keep up the love. I am certain it means more than you can ever imagine.

    - R.

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  6. we recently participated in 'race for the cure.' we walked the 5K as a family of women affected by breast cancer (my two aunts- both survivors). they are my heroes. what tremendous strength and courage they have had.
    thank you-
    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  7. yes- i'd like to nominate my aunt, nancy bock. she is living life to its fullest! thank you, nancy, for reminding me that life is good, to appreciate every day, and that you can overcome and move forward- however difficult it may be.
    shenais

    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  8. Can't think of anyone - I guess that's a good thing!

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  9. My momma is a breast cancer survivor. My first-born was 2 years old when she was diagnosed. (She's 22 now.)

    I'm hoping I never meet the evil beast called Cancer. I'm going to get the tatas squished next week. Wish me luck.

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  10. Now that is a wonderful idea Robyn :0)

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  11. My best friends sister has breast cancer and my cousin's wife has is too....both are in their late fourtys. Both found a lump in their breast by self examination. Great post!!

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  12. I nominate my youngest brother, Paul, who was 11 when our mother died of breast cancer.

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  13. Thanks so much for all the sweet words, everyone. xo

    Shenais, it's always inspiring to hear about courageous people like your aunt Nancy. Thanks so much for sharing their stories, for the nomination, and for the follow.=-]

    Marlene, good luck. Don't forget: You can't wear deodarant. Never understood that one..? Are you nominating your mom? I'll add her. xo

    Thanks for sharing and for the nomination, Gayle. (0:

    Jason, thanks! xo

    I'll keep this going for another day or so..
    Hugs,
    Robyn

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  14. My Grandmother that raised me battled breast cancer for a few years before it spread and she lost her battle.I miss her every day.I have too had cancer when I was 18 but not breast cancer
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  15. Meeyee, thank you for coming by and sharing your story. You're another inspiring woman, as I'm sure you're grandma was too. Sorry for your huge loss. (It feels so inadequate to say that, but there really aren't words to console. Are there?)
    Blessings,
    xoRobyn

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  16. Congrats on this and you are doing your small part to spread the word on breast cancer this month.

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  17. My paternal Grandmother fought breast cancer and won. She was really sick for a long though. I'm grateful for those working towards a cure and those willing to donate to the cause.


    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  18. i'm glad to say, i don't know anyone who has breast cancer. that's good. rose

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  19. Two of my aunts on my mother's side had it (both recovered and later died of unrelated causes), but fortunately it has made me, my mother and other relatives hypervigilant about our own breast health. Thanks for the giveaway and for spreading awareness!

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