Connecting for a Cure – Pink Together {giveaway}

Recognizing the tremendous impact breast cancer continues to have on millions of lives, General Mills created Pink Together. Now in its fourth year, Pink Together is a campaign that aims to raise greater awareness of the disease and to help those touched by breast cancer find strength together.

Individually we are strong, but together we are stronger. We encourage you to visit PinkTogether.com, an ever-growing community of hope of more than 680,000 breast cancer survivors and supporters. There you can share stories, post comments of encouragement and send virtual flowers to let someone know you are thinking of him or her.

On this site, you can also read the empowering stories from the 2010 Pink Together Survivor Ambassadors, five incredible individuals whose courage in the face of breast cancer serves as a source of inspiration:

  • Ebony Steele – This three-year survivor serves as a National Ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure´s® Circle of Promise, an effort focused on fostering breast cancer awareness, support, empowerment and action among African American women.
  • Eli Arroyo-Allen – A two-year survivor, Eli is the founder of the Loving Life/Amando La Vida program supporting Latina women with breast cancer.
  • Ginger Johnson – A mother and four-year survivor, Ginger is the director of Happy Chemo!, whose mission is to bring happiness to those dealing with the negative effects of chemotherapy and cancer.
  • Libby Pomroy – Libby is a two-time, 15-year survivor and a General Mills employee.
  • Nicole Vazquez – This three-year survivor is a Komen breast cancer activist in the Latino community.

These Survivor Ambassadors and their empowering stories will also be featured on the Pink Together Facebook fan page and YouTube channel, and on special pink packaging on your favorite General Mills´ brands like Cheerios® Cereal, Green Giant® Frozen Vegetables and Nature Valley® Granola Bars. If you or someone you know would make a great candidate for next year´s Pink Together Survivor Ambassadors, please visit PinkTogether.com for more information.

To encourage personal connections in the online community, General Mills will donate $1 (up to $20,000) to Komen for each inspirational story submitted, encouraging comment posted, or virtual flower of support sent on PinkTogether.com, and for each shared message of hope posted on Pink Together´s Facebook fan page during the month of October (up to $5,000). This $25,000 is in addition to the $2 million donation General Mills has committed to Komen to advance breast cancer research and support education and community outreach projects

I personally have never been effected by breast cancer but I do have an Aunt and a Grandmother who have been. I’ve seen personally how this disease can change a person effected and the tribulations it can cause toward their close family and friends.  I’m so happy I can share the news about the Pink Together website.  It’s great place to go whether you are currently being treated for Breast Cancer, or are a friend or loved one of someone who had Breast Cancer or a Breast Cancer survivor. It’s a great place to share stories, post comments of encouragement and send virtual flowers to let someone know you are thinking of him or her.

To lend support to the cause, I was provided with a “Connecting for a Cure” gift pack that includes a Pink Ribbon car magnet and key chain, travel mug, and drawstring backpack, along with coupons for free packages of one Big G cereal, Green Giant® Frozen Veggies, Macaroni Grill® Dinner Kits, Fiber One® Bars and Progresso® Soup.

One of my readers will win a gift pack with all the items listed above(coupons instead of actual products). All of the items included in the gift packs are from ShopKomen.com, where 25 percent of the merchandise purchase price benefits Komen.

Win it!

To enter: Tell us what actions have you taken or do you plan to take on PinkTogether.com(i.e. share a story, post an encouraging comment, send a virtual flower of support)?  Please leave your name, email and comment. (mandatory)

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Disclaimer:  I received information and a Connecting for a Cure gift pack from General Mills through MyBlogSpark.