As a Mom of two young daughters, I know how hard it is to be a caretaker. To meet the needs of my family and keep my own sanity can be a challenge and I thank God everyday that I am healthy enough to rise to the occasion. I am absolutely in awe of those Moms who continue to care for their families and even help others while battling an illness.
According to the CDC, breast cancer (aside from skin cancer) is the most common cancer in women. I am always touched and inspired by the women who live with cancer and heroically beat the odds. Each year, Bright Starts™ honors and rewards eight women for their inspirational fight against breast cancer. These women have persevered through their battles and continue to be role models for their family and communities. The eight selected Pink Power Moms will receive a prize pack valued at over $1500 (including a $500 American Express Card!) and a trip to Atlanta for the Pink Power Mom ceremony plus a day of pampering!
Right here at Experimental Mommy, I will personally nominate one person for the Pink Power Mom contest! In the comments section, please nominate yourself or someone you know who has battled breast cancer and been a true inspiration to their families and within their communities. Who deserves to be a Pink Power Mom?
As an added bonus, if your story is chosen here at Experimental Mommy, you will have the opportunity to select either the Pretty In Pink™ Baby’s Play Place™ Deluxe Edition ($79 value) or the Pretty In Pink™ Bounce-a-bout™ ($59 value)!
Don’t forget that you also MUST enter at PinkPowerMom.com in order to be registered for the Grand Prize! Commenting at Experimental Mommy only enters you to win the Pretty in Pink Baby’s Play Place or Bounce-a-bout!
How to enter:
1. In the comments, nominate yourself or someone you know who has been inspirational while battling breast cancer. Don’t forget to enter them at PinkPowerMom.com as well for the Grand Prize!
1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and PinkPowerMom (10 extra entries).
2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)
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4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Bright Starts on Facebook. Through June 30th, for every Fan Bright Starts receives, they will donate $1 to the Pink Power Moms cancer charities!
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Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on June 30th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.
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I would like to nominate my mother, she is a remarkable woman. She has raised 4 children and continues to raise 3 grandchildren. Back in 2003 her doctor told her that she had a lump in her left breast, when she told us kids about it, ofcourse we were afraid for her, but she tried to tell us that it was probably nothing to worry about. The doctor scheduled her for a biopsy, and we all were waiting until after it was done to go into her room to see her. We ask her, well, mom, is everything ok? What did the doctor tell you? She looked at us and told us that it was cancer, so he removed my breast and some of my lympnodes. I remember being so sad and feeling really bad for her, while wondering at the same time…Did he get it all…Has it spread? But while my mom was lying there, she looked at us and said…awww it will be ok, don’t worry about me, I’ll just get a falsie.. 😉 LOL! She is a very brave woman, if she was sad or depressed, she never let us know it. My mom is cancer free and I thank GOD above that I still have her in my life!!
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In January of 2008, I, like many others in the Detroit area, was laid off from my job. Along with the loss of my income, I also lost my health insurance. In March of 2008, I discovered a small pea-sized lump on the side of my left breast. I looked it up online and almost every site said that because of my young age (30 at the time) that it was most likely a benign tumor, that it is extremely rare for younger women to have malignant tumors. I pushed all thoughts of my lump aside and concentrated on moving forward with my life by pursuing a lifelong goal of getting a college education. I decided to major in nursing, which is a field that is in demand.
In October, while taking a break from studying, I turned on the television and quickly became engrossed in a movie marathon that featured young women with breast cancer.
The movies scared me. Over several months, the lump had grown in size. I told my mother my concerns the very next day.
She was insistent that I make a doctor appointment immediately, even offered to pay for it since I didn’t have insurance.
I made the appointment and went in the following day for a mammogram and exam.
Much to my horror, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer.
For more than a year, I battled this horrendous disease. I had chemotherapy (lost my hair and the chemo did not affect the tumor at all), several surgeries, radiation and I am currently doing hormone therapy and an experimental drug study. I still need to do reconstruction, but can’t stand the thought of another surgery at this moment.
Having cancer has shown me how valuable life is. Now every second that I live is for my 9 year old daughter. While my prognosis is not very good (only a 20% chance to be alive in 10 years) I try to remain upbeat and hopeful. My priorities have completely changed. Each day I try to create a happy memory for her.
Together we have created our own bucket list. Every week we try to cross one item off of the list. Last week we made our own pottery and painted it too! It is my hope to one day be able to take my daughter on a cruise, although I am not sure how likely that is considering that I do not have health insurance and my medications alone drain my income for the month.
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I am nominating my aunt who has been battling breast cancer for the past 3 years. She is in remission at the moment so all we can do is pray that she will stay healthy and strong. Being a mother of 2 she is greateful for all the blessings in her life.
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I nominate my mother in law. A very strong and caring breast cancer survivor.
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I entered my grandmother who battled and won and lived a long life after
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my grandma lost both breast to cance but she is 92 and cancer free now still as fit as ever
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I nominate my aunt – she’s a fighter!
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