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Friday, October 15, 2010

Lifting Spirits, Giveaway Announcement!

Shenais' family on the race for the cure, with heroic aunts, Nancy and Linda. Happy birthday, Shenais!

Dear Friends,

Thank you all for your comments and nominations in the CSN giveaway post. I'll get to the big announcement, but first, here are some stories of courage and love shared by fellow bloggers:

Rabbit (Micael Chadwick) said...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.

mamipdx said...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. 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. shenaisdivertida at fastmail dot fm

Marlene said...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.

gayle said...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.

Jason, as himself said...I nominate my youngest brother, Paul, who was 11 when our mother died of breast cancer.

~Note that Jason's participating in the run for the cure. His blog is linked with information on how you can lend support (including ways that don't all involve giving money, like writing quick reviews of businesses. I'm sure he'd be happy to tell you about it. It's actually fun.) You might otherwise just check out Jason's blog, because it's creatively uplifting. ~

meeyeehere said...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.

Heather said...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

Liz said...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!
Now, for the drawing..I placed the names of nominees into my very special pink Hello Kitty lunchbox. It's really cute, I tell ya. I bought it for ME this past year, and I haven't used it before. But enough about my really cute, pink Hello Kitty lunchbox (though you really should get one for yourself!), I am now shaking said lunchbox, opening same, closing my eyes, and pulling a name..and the winner is..SHENAIS, who nominated her aunt NANCY BOCK!


Thank you all for being a part of this special giveaway. Here's to successful efforts to find a cure, and to the heroes in our lives who have faced breast cancer.


  1. Congratulations Shenais and Nancy!! Wooohooo!

    Robyn - I like Hello Kitty too. So does my daughter. FYI don't do what I did. I was googling Hello Kitty for Bianca and instead I typed Miss Kitty. Well Miss Kitty is not for kids...ahhh. Anyhoo, Happy Friday :0)

  2. Congratulations to the big winners! :)

  3. Wow! look at all the goodness you started.

  4. thank you! as i told robyn, today is my birthday, and 10-31 is nancy's birthday so this really made the day even more special!

  5. Shenais, then it was meant to be. Happy Birthday to you both.

  6. Congrats to Shenais and Nancy!

    Cancer is so evil....I wish they'd find a cure for all forms of it. :(

  7. :)

    this is so lovely.

    congrats to shenais and nancy.

  8. Thank you for putting in a good word! I appreciate it so much. It doesn't even matter that I didn't win. :)


  9. Thank you all, for helping make this a happy way of celebrating courage in the midst of trauma. Here's to everyone on the front lines of the battle against breast cancer!
    PS My pleasure, Jason. ;-)

  10. Congrats to the big winner!! I am so happy for her!!