{GIVEAWAY CLOSED}Help fight Breast Cancer with P&G

This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Jennifer G. from The Gateley Gang for winning the P&G gift basket!! Winner was selected via Random.org.

October is  Breast Cancer Awareness month.breast cancer awareness ribbon

What exactly does that mean for you?

For me?

The whole point is to educate usyou and me – about early detection of breast cancer.   Finding cancer early significantly increase the chances of a successful fight.   I am a gambling girl, but always try to keep the odds on my side.

Get a Mammogram

I know. I know.   Spending a morning at the doctor’s office is not my favorite thing either, but it is important.

My husband is a Radiologist.   He has read a whole bunch of mammograms.   So many that when I turned 40 last year he was relentless with his “encouragement” to go get my yearly Mammogram.

Normally, I am a procrastinator.   Especially when it comes to things that relate to ME.   He wouldn’t give up.

Have you scheduled your mammogram?

Have you scheduled your mammogram?

Have you scheduled your mammogram?

I finally scheduled it just so he would shut up!

Geesh!

I went to my appointment and found that it wasn’t nearly as horrible or scary as my mind had built it up to be.   In fact, where I went was a little spa-like. I was taken to a changing room where I took off just my blouse/bra and put on a short gown that opened in the front.   All my belongings went into a colorful beach bag for me to take with me.   Next I went out to another little waiting room until the Mammographer came and got me.   She took me back to a small room that had a large machine.   It was a little dark.   She walked me through each view they needed and helped position all my body parts in the proper alignment.

The whole visit only took a total of 30 minutes which surprised me.

I went home glad I could tell my husband that I had crossed my yearly mammogram off my list.

And then a few days later I got a call.   They wanted to take a closer look at a few spots.

*deep breath*

When I returned a few days later, my husband went too.   He wanted to take a look at the original mammogram and the Ultrasound that was taken for further investigation.   He and the Mammographer talked in medical-speak over each density on the film.

Turns out that everyone agreed that nothing looked serious and that these films would be a good baseline to compare with future mammograms…

This year I didn’t procrastinate a bit.   I made my appointment went in and didn’t even have to return for a follow-up.

It is important.

Help fight breast cancer

P & G is supporting the fight against breast cancer and giving you a way to help out:

  • Save while you give. TODAY {October 2} and Sunday, October 16, a GIVE Hope brand SAVER will be distributed in newspapers across the country, with discounts for P&G products. For each GIVE Hope brandSAVER coupon redeemed, P&G will donate two cents to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
  • Share with friends. LIKE P&G Beauty on Facebook.  For every like , P&G will donate 10 cents to National Breast Cancer Foundation to further support their mission of saving lives through early detection.  
  • Buy, give and get.    During the month of October, consumers will receive a $10 rebate  and will also trigger a $10 donation to National Breast Cancer Foundation with the purchase of $50 worth of P&G Beauty products including Venus, Olay, Secret, CoverGirl, Nice ˜n Easy, Pantene, Safeguard and Ivory.

Enter here to WIN a P & G Gift Basket!Breast cancer P & G

We are really excited that P & G, Hearst and The Motherhood are providing a GIVEAWAY on She is Dallas:

  • A gift basket of P & G Beauty products {it will be an assortment of some of the products in the image to the right}.

To enter {leave a comment below for each entry}:

  • Leave a comment below about your personal experience with breast cancer or advice about early detection or fighting cancer.
  • LIKE P&G Beauty on FB {which will also trigger a donation to NBCF – yay!}

The giveaway will end Friday, 10/7/2011 at midnight CST and the winner will be contacted via email.

GOOD LUCK…and if you have been procrastinating about a mammogram–> MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

This information has been provided by P&G, Heart and The Motherhood and I have been compensated for my participation in this campaign. My personal story and opinions are my own.  

17 Comments

  1. I just recently started doing self-exams, at the urging of my gynecologist. I’ve been surprised to find how much I didn’t know about my breasts; how they feel at different times during my cycles, etc. I know this new knowledge will let me monitor any changes and bring them up with my doctor.

  2. I believe self-exam is the best early detection method.

  3. I like P&G beauty on Facebook as Elena Istomina

  4. Sadly, we have lost many friends and family members – both male and female – to breast cancer over the years. Yet, I put off getting my mammogram this year. I learned at my class reunion that two girls that I went to high school with have breast cancer and are undergoing chemo and radiation. That prompted me to get my mammogram, which detected no abnormalities. Whew!

  5. My dad died 3 years ago on October 15th from colon cancer my bosses mother just battled uterine cancer. Breast or any other body part it’s no matter cancer affects us all. Early detection is the best and as soon as I can afford it I’ll be off to get checked out. Getting my colon examined isn’t exactly something I’m looking forward to but much more so than the alternative.

  6. Jennifer G says:

    I have a long list of relatives affected by cancer, not breast particularly, but many different cancers. Early detection is so very important.

  7. CherylS22 says:

    My Mom is a survivor of breast cancer – over 25 years! The best recommendation I can make is to do your monthly self-exams & get your mammogram done

  8. CherylS22 says:

    I LIKED P&G Beauty on FB (Cheryl S)

  9. Stephanie says:

    I lost my mother-in-law to breast cancer 7 years ago. It is a very important cause for me so I have done the breast cancer 3-day which was an amazing experience. I will encourage my family and friends to get their mammograms!

  10. Stephanie says:

    I liked P&G Beauty on FB!

  11. My wonderful mom is a 5 year breast cancer survivor which was detected because she has mammograms every year
    thanks

  12. I like P G Beauty on fb Julie Scott Laws

  13. janiemeadows says:

    i want my pink roll cover ,this is the 8th and i bought two 12 pkgs for to get the cover and now i can’t enter the code

  14. janiemeadows says:

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  15. Hi Jenn G., you are the winner of the P&G Health & Beauty Gift Basket via Random.org. Congratulations! I will contact you directly to obtain your information!
    ~Amber

  16. Thank you Stephanie for sharing your personal story with us.Sharing the information and passing along is a great way to get the word out. Best of luck to you! ~Amber

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