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Your Breast Cancer Awareness Month Support Signs on Facebook: Our Community Cares

Published in: Just For Fun, News

The Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sign Project, October 2010

Look at those lovely faces. :)

Ladies, thank you for sending your signs and for sharing your stories last month. Now, come look and see what you helped make possible. We showed how much we care as a community of women (and beloved pets). Damn if it sounds trite, but we’re all in this together. Much love and respect to you all.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

The Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sign Project and Giveaway: Send in Your Sign Today!

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My sign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Today as I resized the pictures for this final reminder post in the Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sign Project and Giveaway, I got a little teary. I’m so used to seeing pictures of myself, but I almost never get to see pictures of you. In a way, it felt like the mirror turned into a window this month, and I feel selfish for making this about me, but it was wonderful and something I absolutely didn’t expect.

Most of the time when I blog it’s about makeup, a subject I love, but one that rarely lends itself to weighty contemplation.

And then it’s October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sometimes it feels like the “cancer” part of that gets lost behind a veil of pink ribbons, but it’s there. And not just breast cancer. Pancreatic cancer, brain cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, other cancers — and words like malignant, metastasized, melanoma, ductal carcinoma — very ugly words.

Taker of mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, girlfriends, friends, fathers, brothers, husbands, strangers we’ll never get to meet. Love, despair — utter despair — faith, loss of faith, hope, sometimes joy, gratitude, guilt, sacrifice, the unfairness of life, the inevitability of loss…

My family has been lucky so far, but after everything sometimes that’s easy to forget. My mother-in-law is in remission. She takes drugs with awful side effects to help keep the cancer from returning and has to get blood tests every three months for the next five years. Imagine how frightening it would be waiting for those results. “How long will it take,” you ask the nurse. “A few days,” she replies. “We should have them by Thursday.”

Thursday.

And now they post them online. Imagine that, being at home in front of the computer and pulling up your test results online…

When people say to me, “October is about increasing awareness,” I think, yes, it’s also about that.

If you feel like sending in your support sign, please do. It only takes a minute, but the gesture means a lot. Just send in a picture of yourself with your support sign, and you’ll also be entered to win a prize worth $400 in makeup from MAC and Chanel.

Please be sure to leave a comment on the original post if you do submit your sign entry by email, twitter, blog posting, etc.

These lovely ladies are standing up with me to raise awareness this month. Won’t you please join us? love

Cindy & Marley

Joanie

Tamara

Mona

Jessica

The Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sign Project and Giveaway

Email or link to a picture of yourself holding your support sign (like the examples above), and leave a comment on the original post. Not only will you be showing your support for the cause, but you’ll also be entered to win a $400 prize package of makeup from MAC and Chanel.

To Enter…

  1. Take a picture of yourself with a sign that reads, “October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” Whether or not you show your face is up to you, but I think it would be great to see your lovely mug. :)
  2. Send it to me. You can either email it to karen@makeupandbeautyblog.com, OR post it on your blog/facebook page and leave a link to the pic in the comments on the original post, OR upload it to Twitter and send a tweet to me @karenmbb.
  3. The giveaway is open to US and international readers, but you must be the age of majority according to your country’s local laws (18 in the United States with these exceptions: Alabama and Nebraska, 19; Mississippi, 21).
  4. One entry per person.
  5. Deadline to enter is October 31, 2010 at 11:59PM PST.

Please comment on the original post to enter (and not on this post here).

Please take a moment this weekend to show your support.

karen from makeup and beauty blog holding her october is breast cancer awareness sign

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Does your phone have a camera? You might be able to snap your pic and email your entry from there. ;)

The Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sign Project and Giveaway: Send in Your Sign Today!

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Tabs with his Breast Cancer Awareness Month sign

Tabs would like to give you kitty hugs and nose kisses to thank you for showing your support this Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With just one week left in October, you still have time to enter The Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sign Project and Giveaway. It only takes a minute, but the gesture means a lot. Just send in a picture of yourself with your support sign, and be automatically entered to win the special prize of $400 in makeup from MAC and Chanel.

Please be sure to leave a comment on the original post if you do submit your sign entry by email, twitter, blog posting, etc.

These lovely ladies are standing up with me to raise awareness this month. Won’t you please join us? love


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The Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sign Project and Giveaway

Email or link to a picture of yourself holding your support sign (like the examples above), and leave a comment on the original post. Not only will you be showing your support for the cause, but you’ll also be entered to win a $400 prize package of makeup from MAC and Chanel.

To Enter…

  1. Take a picture of yourself with a sign that reads, “October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” Whether or not you show your face is up to you, but I think it would be great to see your lovely mug. :)
  2. Send it to me. You can either email it to karen@makeupandbeautyblog.com, OR post it on your blog/facebook page and leave a link to the pic in the comments on the original post, OR upload it to Twitter and send a tweet to me @karenmbb.
  3. The giveaway is open to US and international readers, but you must be the age of majority according to your country’s local laws (18 in the United States with these exceptions: Alabama and Nebraska, 19; Mississippi, 21).
  4. One entry per person.
  5. Deadline to enter is October 31, 2010 at 11:59PM PST.

Please comment on the original post to enter (and not on this post here).

Please take a moment this weekend to show your support.

karen from makeup and beauty blog holding her october is breast cancer awareness sign

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Does your phone have a camera? You might be able to snap your pic and email your entry from there. ;)

The Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sign Project and Giveaway: Send in Your Sign Today!

Published in: Just For Fun

karen from makeup and beauty blog holding her october is breast cancer awareness sign

You guys have blown me away with your entries for the The Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sign Project and Giveaway. Thank you for showing your support and for sharing your stories. It’s hard to fully comprehend the meaning of words like courage, love, sorrow and strength until we’ve been forced to deal with something beyond our control. To those of you who’ve faced this disease yourself or within your family, and to those of you facing it now, I send you all of my love and the greatest respect.

Keep those entries coming! We’re halfway through the month, which means you still have time to enter. Just be sure to leave a comment on the original post if you do submit your sign entry by email, twitter, blog posting, etc.

These lovely ladies are standing up with me to raise awareness this month. Won’t you please join us? love

The Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sign Project and Giveaway

Email or link to a picture of yourself holding your support sign (like the examples above), and leave a comment on the original post. Not only will you be showing your support for the cause, but you’ll also be entered to win a $400 prize package of makeup from MAC and Chanel.

To Enter…

  1. Take a picture of yourself with a sign that reads, “October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” Whether or not you show your face is up to you, but I think it would be great to see your lovely mug. :)
  2. Send it to me. You can either email it to karen@makeupandbeautyblog.com, OR post it on your blog/facebook page and leave a link to the pic in the comments on the original post, OR upload it to Twitter and send a tweet to me @karenmbb.
  3. The giveaway is open to US and international readers, but you must be the age of majority according to your country’s local laws (18 in the United States with these exceptions: Alabama and Nebraska, 19; Mississippi, 21).
  4. One entry per person.
  5. Deadline to enter is October 31, 2010 at 11:59PM PST.

Please comment on the original post to enter (and not on this post here).

Please take a moment this weekend to show your support.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Does your phone have a camera? You might be able to snap your pic and email your entry from there. ;)

Have You Seen These Sonia Kashuk Pink Products for Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Target?

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Makeup

When I popped by Target and Tuttimelon last night to get a few cans of gravy for Tabs and a pint of “premium frozen yogurt” for moi (I love the taro flavor), I spied these cute Breast Cancer Awareness products from Sonia Kashuk.

Sonia’s a breast cancer survivor, and every year she releases something cool for BCA. Last year I got this makeup case (cute, huh?).

This year the company’s donating 15% (a sizable chunk) of the purchase price of these BCA products to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


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