As you probably know, I was diagnosed with breast cancer recently. A few days ago was a milestone for me. September 25, 2010 was my cancerversary (one year since cancer diagnosis). At the age of 31, it was quite a surprise to get breast cancer. It was a tough year for my family and I, but we got through it and know I’d like to help as many people as possible.
Here is a video I made talking about what it’s like being a 1 year survivor and what I have learned.
Coincidentally, it happens to be breast cancer awareness month.
There are many great companies and organizations raising money and getting the word out about breast cancer.
Yoplait Yogurt Cups
Be on the lookout for specially-marked pink lids on Yoplait yogurt cups through YoplaitÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Save Lids to Save Lives campaign. The lids can be found on Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, Light Thick & Creamy, Whips!, Yoplait Delights, Yoplait Greek and select specially-marked packages of large size Yoplait yogurts and Yoplait Frozen Smoothies.
Until December 31, 2010, for every pink lid saved and sent in Yoplait will donate 10 cents to Susan G. Komen for the CureÃ‚Â®. Yoplait has raised more than $25 million for the breast cancer cause.
Yoplait, along with Dr. Kristi Funk (celebrity breast cancer surgeon) and Nancy Brinker (founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure)are encouraging everyone to save their pink lids and join the fight against breast cancer.
DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t forget to visit Facebook.com/YoplaitPledge, where you can find fun and easy tools to pass on. While youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re there, make sure to Ã¢â‚¬Å“LikeÃ¢â‚¬Â the page and take a minute to share your photos of the pink lids youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve collected. Get your friends involved in the cause by sending them a virtual Save Lids to Save Lives gift! For every lid gift sent by December 31, 2010, Yoplait will donate $1.00 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure up to $100,000.
One lucky Cha Ching Queen reader will win a Yoplait Prize Pack that includes
VIP coupons for FREE Yoplait Greek Yogurt, a pink leather journal and pen, and an awareness charm bracelet.
In addition, Yoplait will make a $25 donation to Susan G. Komen for the CureÃ‚Â® on behalf of each participant.
How to enter (up to 4 times a day): Use the form at the bottom
1. (1 Entry) Answer the question: Which Yoplait yogurt is your favorite?
2. (1 entry) Follow Cha Ching Queen or have an email subscription. Some ways you can follow:
Feedburner – Email Subscription, or RSS
Google Reader – click add subscription, then www.chachingqueen.com
3. (1 Entry) Blog about, Facebook Post, or Retweet this Giveaway information.
4. (1 Entry) Add the Cha Ching Queen button to your blog or website.
You can get up to 4 entries a day. You get one entry for answering the question, another for letting me know how you are following the blog, another if you blog or retweet about this giveaway, and , and yet another if you add the Cha Ching Queen button to your site.
Contest ends October 17, 2010 at 11:59am CT. The winners will be chosen at random on Oct 18. The winners will have 48 hours to respond to email before another winner will be chosen.
US Residents only
If you know anyone having a mastectomy or other breast surgery, these breast cancer recovery shirts are a must-have.