Friday, October 11, 2013

Pinktober Giveaway - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Before I leave for vacation, I thought we could go out with a bang, but first a few details before I go.

I have some fabulous ladies taking over next week while I am away. Also, the Random Wednesday link up will still go live. I have a co-host taking care of it all. So be sure to come back here and link up. If you are interested in my seven day hiatus, make sure to follow me on the Insta for lots of ocean, drinks, fishing, sun and adventures. See you guys soon!! 

Now onto the "bang"....

 
It's Breast Cancer Awareness month and Erin from Two Thirds Hazel got a whole bunch of bloggers together to bring you a giveaway just to make sure you remember.  The point of the giveaway is to raise awareness about this deadly disease as well as to raise money for breast cancer research in order to hopefully one day end it. 

What better way to do that than to throw a whole bunch of PINK prizes your way to entice you to check for lumps by giving yourself a breast exam! This is the ONLY mandatory thing you'll need to do in order to enter for your chance to win. Let's take a little peek and see the prizes shall we?
 
1) A $300 gift card to Victoria's Secret PINK. Or just Victoria's Secret if you so choose. But either way you'll be getting TONS of new bras to carry those lovely lady lumps of yours around in. And with this much money you might even be able to snag some new panties and a bikini or two! 

2) Over $100 worth of makeup and accessories. Snag yourself a lip duo from Sephora, a few blushes, nail polish, lip balms, a makeup bag, a watch, a scarf, a rose quartz and pearl bracelet, a pink pouf from Stella and Dot and more! 

3) Over $100 worth of ad space. Get your pretty face on the sidebars of some awesome blogs in order to grow your own blog and gain more exposure. 

4) $60 worth of Essie nail polish. You'll get five different pink polishes as well as base and top coats. Add in a pretty pink nail file and your digits will be thanking you for months to come. 

5) A set of pink Vino2Go wine glass cups. Because what better way will there be to celebrate winning this giveaway than to sit down and pour yourself a glass (or two, or five) of wine. 

6) A $25 design credit. After you're done shopping for new bras, painting your nails, applying makeup, throwing on new accessories and drinking wine, go update your blog with this awesome credit.

Now that you've met all of the amazingly generous ladies behind this giveaway, it's time we got to entering it. So, start feeling around because the best method of prevention is early detection. If you've never given yourself an exam and need some guidance be sure to read the following information brought to you by the National Breast Cancer Foundation on the best ways to get the job done.

1) IN THE SHOWER Using the pads of your fingers, move around your entire breast in a circular pattern moving from the outside to the center, checking the entire breast and armpit area. Check both breasts each month feeling for any lump, thickening, or hardened knot. Notice an changes and get lumps evaluated by your healthcare provider.  

2) IN FRONT OF A MIRROR Visually inspect your breasts with your arms at your sides. Next, raise your arms high overhead. Look for any changes in the contour, any swelling, or dimpling of the skin, or changes in the nipples. Next, rest your palms on your hips and press firmly to flex your chest muscles. Left and right breasts will not exactly match—few women's breasts do, so look for any dimpling, puckering, or changes, particularly on one side.  

3) LYING DOWN When lying down, the breast tissue spreads out evenly along the chest wall. Place a pillow under your right shoulder and your right arm behind your head. Using your left hand, move the pads of your fingers around your right breast gently in small circular motions covering the entire breast area and armpit. Use light, medium, and firm pressure. Squeeze the nipple; check for discharge and lumps. Repeat these steps for your left breast. 

Since the primary purpose of this giveaway is to spread awareness, the only thing that's mandatory in order to enter is for you to give yourself the breast exam. The second option available for entry (although definitely not mandatory) is to donate to the Susan G. Komen foundation. This option will get you the most entries because you'll be given an extra entry per every dollar you donate. A $20 donation equals 20 extra entries.

So get to entering and find some pink fluffy feelings in your heart to help out a great cause!
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Shanna

26 comments:

MorganizewithMe said...

What a great offer and I am so glad you are promoting breast cancer awareness month, it is so important. Have a wonderful time away!

Ashley said...

Have a wonderful trip Shanna, can't wait to see the pic's on Instagram :)

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Enjoy your vacation, Shanna! :)

Kellie said...

Great idea for a giveaway! I learned how important breast exams are this year when my mom was diagnosed with no family history. Thankfully, she is cancer free now!

Moira Wolf said...

Well i'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited for the VS gift card, but I also love that it's for such a great cause!!

Thrifted or Scripted? said...

As a stage 4 breast cancer warrior and blogger, I can't thank you enough for using your blog to raise awareness about this deadly disease!

Always Maylee said...

I'm definitely in need of some new bras! Great giveaway and cause.

Have fun on your trip!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Janna Renee said...

I'm excited because my MIL has breast cancer, and I want to support her!

Kayla Peveler said...

Love this giveaway -- not only because of the awesome prizes and ladies involved, but more so because of the awareness it spreads and IMPORTANCE of checking yourself!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I'm excited about the fact that not only is it bringing awareness back into our lives (if that awareness had been lost somehow) and that we could actually win something by being proactive! :)

Have a great trip!!! :)

TrishCF said...

I have two sisters who are breast cancer survivors and early detection is key to a successful fight. thank you for spreading the word.

Susan said...

This is pretty amazing.
Have an awesome time away! xo

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I'm excited to enter this giveaway because it gives back to a good cause!

Trevia B. said...

Wow! This is such an awesome giveaway! I'm so excited to enter because breast cancer runs in my family and this is great way to raise awareness! Also, the prizes are AWESOME! Thank you!

Kate Jones said...

This is a great post! Thanks so much!

Ashleigh said...

What a great giveaway!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Alice Warren said...

Have a great vacation! And love that you are raising awareness to breast cancer!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

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gnomy gnome said...

I'm loving this giveaway because
a. everybody love giveaways :D
b. it's a wonderful cause

have a great vacay!

Kris T. said...

This is such a great way to get people involved in Pinktober and spread awareness! Thanks for spreading the word and reminding people how easy it is to do your own exam.

Meghan said...

Because it promotes the importance of breast cancer awareness, and cancer is something near to my heart since my grandpa went through two battles of gum cancer but for now is cancer free!

Allison said...

Love the opportunity to win some amazing prizes from some amazing gals. :)

susana mladenovski said...

One of my close friend got diagnosed with breast cancer and would love to give her a Victoria secret gift card!!!

Miranda said...

I love it because I need new bras and I love supporting a great cause!

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Tara Carlson said...

I'm excited to enter this giveaway because it's an important topic, your post is very helpful and informative, and the prizes are spectacular!

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