Saturday, October 11, 2008

GO PINK GIVEAWAY~Breast Cancer Awareness~CLOSED

NOW CLOSED! THANK YOU. Welcome to my very first Giveaway. I decided to have one this month in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. As I have previously posted, I have been effected by cancer. I had an aunt die from breast cancer, another aunt died from ovarian cancer, and my husband had a cancerous kidney removed and is now a cancer survivor. So I just wanted to do something to express my gratitude for my husbands life and remember the wonderful women my aunts were. Thank you for sharing this with me.
Now on to the good stuff. All you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment plus your email address. It would be nice if you either share how you have been impacted by breast cancer, words of inspiration, prayers for those who are battling or have lost loved ones, or a funny story. That is it. Doesn't have to be great in detail.
So...I was going to have one giveaway but decided to break it up into 3 GIVEAWAY PRIZES!!! So you have a chance to win one of three. I will run this all week and it will end next PINK SATURDAY. I will write down all your lovely names. Audrey, Jane, and Dan will each pull someones name. I will post the winners Sunday, October 19th. Then I will contact you for your mailing address.
I am looking forward to reading your posts. Have fun.
Lots of Hugs, Ellen
First Prize: Rose the Pretty Pink Kitty Pin Cushion.


Second Prize: Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach. Plus a petal pink bath pillow.

Third Prize: A fluffy Goldie clutch, tic tacs and blueberry chapstick.

Thank you to Bev at How Sweet The Sound for hosting PINK SATURDAY. Make sure to check out other bloggers who post their pink pretties. http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/09/pink-saturday---september-13.html?cid=130530330#comments

22 comments:

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Oh yes...your give-aways look gorgeous. Count me in, please!!!

Happy PINKness day!

squawmama said...

Hi Ellen... What a wonderful thing your doing... As you know I am a breast cancer survivor and it really didn't change my life TO MUCH! I have always been a live for today and enjoy life as much as you can because you never know what life has in store for you... but it was a shock with no cancer in my immediate family and always being healthy I had no clue this would happen... So now I can not stess enough to other women how important it is to reserch what you can do to help prevent(as best you can) and checkups...

Thanks again
Hugs,
Donna

skwamama@hotmail.com

Jennifer said...

Ellen Your pink pin cushion is so pretty.Being a kitty I really love it all the more.Its so sweet of you to have a give away in honer of breast cancer awarness.Your story in the last post was very moving.Happy pink sat.Hugs,Jen

Anne F. said...

Ellen, what a wonderful give away. Please do enter me.

I have not had breast cancer in my family so far and I thank the Lord for that but we sure have had other cancers. My son had a very rare type of cancer in his back at age 18 mos and was not supposed to survive and here it is 22 yrs later and he is alive.

I pray for all that have cancer of any type and I pray for the strength for there families also.

Ellen, again thank you for such a beautiful giveaway. You are the best my friend.

vintagewindow said...

Hello Ellen, Love the give away items. How sweet of you to host this giveaway. I have been lucky in that my health and that of my families has been good. No cancer is present in my immediately family. I did have a co-worker that was diagnosed with lung cancer and quickly spread. She was only 42 y/o and passed away within 8 mos. of being diagnosed. Thanks for helping and your support to breast cancer awareness month.

Kris

Colleen aka Senior Blogger said...

your give aways are so very pretty.

May you always be Blessed

Smilingsal said...

What a nice post. I'm a survivor from ovarian cancer. I'm posting about it this month.

I'm giving away 3 books so come look on my sidebar to enter.

suzanne said...

HI , i am so glad you stopped by my blog! They had a blast at midnight madness but are pooped today! Thanks for your blog on breast cancer awareness. I have had several members of my family who were affected by cander. My grandmothers, my father in law and others. It seems no family goes untouched by this terrible disease. Take care and drop by and visit again soon!
suzanne
www.shabbycottagedesigns@comcast.net

Sweetina said...

Hi Ellen~
I know it isn't breast cancer but,my Mother died of pancreatic cancer when I was 22.I was adopted as a baby and lost 2 dads by 5 years of age and my Mom to a very painful cancer.My best childhood friend just lost her hubby (30 years) to Gallbladder cancer.He lived 6 weeks after diagnosis.She is so very sad. Her sister is a breast cancer survivor and that makes me very grateful. hope soon all cancer is curable. Or irradicated.
I'd love to enter your draw~thanks!
Wellness and prayers to all.
Tina

Priscila said...

Hi,
WOW what a great giveaway and what a good way to just celebrate your husband survival and remember your aunt! When I was pregnant with Christian (my first son), they did a papsmear and told me that I had precancourous cells in my cervix. I was sooooooooooo scared! They even had to remove some tissue to see how bad it was. The doctor said that in about 10 years I could develop cancer! I was only 20...Imagine me thinking oh my gosh. Im going to have a baby and I could get cancer in 10 years and maybe not even see my son go to college! It was scary! I prayed and prayed and asked for healing! It didnt go away. Then when I found out I was pregnant with my second son I just thought...oh great now I have to do a pap and see that I still have pre cancerous cells. I prayed that night and told God, if you heal me. I will tell everyone I come across. The next day I went into the doctors office and they did a pap. I went home and waited for my next app. When I went in the nurse said...Oh by the way....your pre cancourous cells went away. Its gone!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you JESUS!!!!

Thanks for doing this! Its nice for us woman to come together and remember what life is about, that cancer does effect lots of people, that we need to be strong and pack together!!!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Ellen, what a fabulous giveaway! You are just too sweet! I think this is such a wonderful thing to do and with all you have been through! You are such a sweet person and I am so sorry for what you and you family have had to deal with! I commend you all. Thank you so much for sharing your story and for the opportunity to enter this fab giveaway!!

Love you sweetie,
Amy

FourSistersInACottage said...

Hi Ellen,
What an awesome giveaway. I too am a breast cancer survivor, but more than that, I feel I am a LIFE SURVIVOR. Every step of the way thru my life, I have had to overcome difficulty, I am sometimes embarrassed to say I am a cancer survivor, when in fact, MOST PEOPLE ARE SURVIVORS of some HUGE thing that has happened in their life. What about people who have lost loved ones, They too, in my eyes are SURVIVORS, as they have had to go on living. What about those who have gone thru a divorce, lost their home, bankrupcy or any other type of loss. I lost my breasts, but gained so much more. I am a survivor of so many other things, cancer changed me in a way that I will no longer wait and think about doing something, I am from now on, just going to do it.
You can read my blog as I documented my entire journey, even to the point that I wanted to die and not go on. I documented with REAL PICTURES, my entire process of a double radical mastectomy all the way to the reconstructive procedures.
Yes and No, cancer has changed me, I just hope I am a better person for it. Many a days I asked God WHY, why me, why did I get to live and my Dad had to die just 10 months before of cancer. I now know, from the 1000's, I am NOT KIDDING, the 1000's of emails and letters from people, both men and women, who have let me know how much they appreciated a true, honest, uplifting, postive journey of cancer I provided for them, it became clear to me, why I got breast cancer. It was to help those out there who needed to see, first hand, what goes on.
WHEW!!! I think I am done, I just wanted to let you know what cancer meant to me.
Hugs and Love My Friend,
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters and a SURVIVOR of SO MUCH)

Prim2Pink said...

Ellen, I would love to win one of your pincushions so I could sit it on my sewing shelf!
But more importantly...I do appreciate that you brought attention to Breast Cancer Awareness. My mother in law & sister in law are breast cancer survivors.

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Ellen, This is a great thing you are doing.I'm glad you came to my blog so I could meet you! I will pray for you and your family. My mother in law died of breast cancer last june. It was not caught in time and went to her liver and eventually to her brain. We miss her very much.I know if it is caught in time you can live a normal healthy life as I know you will. Thanks, Kristen

Priscila said...

I LOVE UR NEW PINCUSHION. To cute with the little bear on top! And I LOVE chapstick...If I dont have it on I freak out. Im so use to wearing it that it feels wierd without it! haha

maggie said...

What a lovely giveaway and so generous of you to do so.

whimsydaisy said...

Thank you for this post. I have not been touched by breast cancer, but my husband died of cancer in 2005 leaving behind five children, with two still being at home and quite young. Cancer is horrible, but I must say God has seen us through. I would love for cancer to be gone from the face of the earth.
Melony@gowebway.com

Elizabethd said...

How generous and what a lovely idea. The book looks so interesting and I'd love to enter your giveaway.
My sweet Aunt died from Breast cancer some years ago now, before the advances in medicine, I still miss her.

Tim said...

My wife is a quilter and a 2009 Boston Breast Cancer 3-Day walker. She would love the pin cushion. Thanks for having a great giveaway.

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Elizabeth Cranmer said...
Hi You entered my giveaway,a dn now I want to enter yours! Those pincusions are adorable! And you woul dthink I would have one that was cutemyself being a sewing but no, just a silly magnet one. let meknow when it's up and I'll send people your way! but mostly i want one!

Elizabeth
Lizzy Anne Quilts

October 16, 2008 8:56 PM

Joanne Kennedy said...

I love your giveaway and meaning behind it.

I would like to enter in my best friend Judy's honor.

Every women in her family has died from breast cancer but her. She has had a double mastectomy but she is still alive and and a wonderful mother to her twin boys.

She lives out of state from me but will be coming here next month to walk in the Breast Cancer walk. I'll be seeing her then and if I win I would be giving this gift to her.

Thank you for doing this wonderful giveaway.

Hugs,
Joanne

Shirl said...

Hi Ellen, what a sweet post and a nice give-away. So nice of you to do that. My sister is a breat cancer surivor, she has been cancer free for over 20 years now. We have been blessed.
Your pin cushions are adorable, I love everyone you make!
Love You! Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage