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Stand Up To Cancer eCards and Giveaway

Posted by Connie on Saturday, December 11th, 2010 at 10:59 pm and is filed under Advocacy, Cancer, Giveaway, Non-Profits.
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Stand Up To Cancer is providing eCards for the holiday season. It’s a wonderful way to remind those you love about what they can do to help this important non-profit and to help anyone who is living with cancer. When you purchase an eCard, you’re making a donation to Stand Up To Cancer as well for cancer research – $5.00 per card up to 24 emails, and $4.75 per card for 25-49 emails. You can also chose to print out the cards.

Here’s an example of one that I like -

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There’s not many people I know that cancer hasn’t touched in one way or another. Either they themselves have or had it or have a family member or friend with cancer. For me, my sister died at the age of 33 from Leukemia, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 80 and many friends have been diagnosed or died. I’ve been touched by celebrities who have been open about their diagnosis and treatment too and those that have chosen to donate their time to work with Stand Up To Cancer to make us aware about raising money or getting tests that we sometimes dread.

This is my all time favorite video for Stand Up To Cancer featuring Jim Parsons -

Giveaway – One Su2C Bracelet and One “Up2” Black T-Shirt for a Man or Women

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Rules:

1. Contest starts now and ends December 22nd midnight EST.
2. Open to adults 18 and over from US.
3. One person per household.
4. Winner will be chosen by Random.org.
5. Winner have 2 days to claim prize via email.
6. Have fun and tell your friends.

How To Enter:

For One Entry For Each Below: (please leave a separate comment for each entry)

1. Leave a comment about something you do to either raise money for cancer research or raise awareness about cancer.
2. Follow ConnieFoggles. Please leave your Twitter ID.
3. Follow SU2C on Twitter. Please leave your Twitter ID
4. Like Stand Up To Cancer on Facebook. Leave your Facebook ID please.
5. Tweet this exactly. You may tweet this daily: (leave a link to your tweet or your Twitter ID)

#Win @Su2C shirt and bracelet @ConnieFoggles http://bit.ly/eBDeDI #giveaway PL RT

There was no compensation for this post. Information and the giveaway items are provided by Stand Up To Cancer. All opinions are my own.

Giveaway Ended

City of Hope Donation with Download of Olivia Newton-John Song

Posted by Connie on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 at 9:32 pm and is filed under Cancer, Non-Profits.
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Download a song by Olivia Newton-John and a donation will be made to City Of Hope. The song, Help Me To Heal only costs 99 cents and 5o cents will be donated to City Of Hope and the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre – Melbourne, Australia. I was a City of Hope Ambassador at BlogHer10 and believe in their work.

City of Hope is a leading research, treatment and education center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest honor bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope’s research and treatment protocols advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles, and is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer and urology by U.S.News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics.

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre combines leading medical treatment and research of international significance, integrated with the best of wellness care and support for patients and their families.

Affiliate link included.

Help Conair Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted by Connie on Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 7:30 pm and is filed under Cancer, Health Information, Non-Profits.
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Conair will donate a minimum of $100,000 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation based on the sale of products from the Power of Pink collection. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide.

Conair’s “The Power of Pink” initiative, now in its 7th year, has raised almost $600,000, to date. Products in the pink collection include hair dryers, straighteners, curling irons, brushes and hot rollers, as well as other grooming and travel tools.

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If you are in the market to purchase any of these products, please consider Conair knowing that a portion of your money will go towards breast cancer research.

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Conair CS3B Ceramic 1″ Straightener, Breast Cancer Awareness, Power of Pink $1 donated to BCR.

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Conair 204P Ionic Dryer, Breast Cancer Awareness, Power of Pink $1 donated to BCR.

Every dollar helps in the fight against breast cancer. Thank you to Conair for making pink products and supporting breast cancer awareness.

I was not compensated to write this post. Affiliate links are included.

Keeping Elderly Mom Safe At Home

Posted by Connie on Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 at 11:02 pm and is filed under Cancer, Family Life.
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My mom is elderly and has some health problems, but has fallen a few times. I want to keep her safe in her own home, where she wants to live, but I’ve been concerned to say the least. Her health issues are mainly age-related, but she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. She’s doing very well, thank goodness.

She had minor surgery, finished radiation therapy and is on a cancer medication for 5 years. This drug has a lot of side effects including hot flashes and fatigue. Of course, she must remain on it. She also has breathing problems due to Emphysema and Asthma. When she gets anxious or upset, she gets short of breath quickly. The next thing that happens is that she becomes dizzy. When she’s fallen before that has been the cause.

The most recent time, she was outside without her portable phone. I’ve told her so many times to keep that with her! She was calling for help for about an hour in the hot sun until her next door neighbor heard her. Thanks to her, she helped my mom get up, brought her into the house and called me. Although she wasn’t seriously hurt, she was very frightened. This incident caused her to keep her phone with her, but I took it upon myself to get in touch with a medical alarm button company to be sure she was safe all of the time.  When her device arrived, she agreed to use it. I’m so thankful that she is complying so she can live alone and be safe at home.

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Stand Up To Cancer Survivor Edition

Posted by Connie on Sunday, August 29th, 2010 at 2:52 pm and is filed under Advocacy, Cancer, Non-Profits, volunteer.
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Stand Up To Cancer will be working with the hit show Survivor and issue the “Challenge The Odds” Team Challenge with Stand Up To Cancer Ambassador and winner of Survivor: Africa Ethan Zohn. Zohn is in remission from Hodgkin’s lymphoma and is the spokesperson for the Survivor teams SU2C fundraising efforts.

CBS will engage its viewers on-air and online through Survivor fan sites in the challenge. The SU2C fundraising widget is available to all SU2C Team Community participants to share on blogs and social media platforms (i.e., Facebook and Twitter) in order to rally support and encourage donations. Top fundraisers between Aug. 17 & Sept. 1, 2010 will be announced on the September 10th show. One lucky team member may have the chance to Skype with a celebrity on air!

In addition, a CBS PSA campaign driving viewers to the Survivor SU2C donations page will launch tonight and run throughout the year.   Among the Survivors participating in the spots are fan-favorites such as Rupert Boneham, Amber Brkich-Mariano, James Clement, Colby Donaldson, Cirie Fields, Russell Hantz, Jerri Manthey, Rob Mariano, Jenna Morasca, Parvati Shallow, James ”JT” Thomas Jr., Sandra Diaz-Twine, Benjamin “Coach” Wade, Tom Westman and Ethan Zohn.

Watch the SU2C TV show on September 10, 2010, at 8PM EST & PST / 7PM CT. The one-hour fundraising event will be simulcast live and commercial-free on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Bio, Discovery Health, E!, G4, HBO, HBO Latino, MLB Network, mun2, Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, The Style Network, TV One, and VH1.

To get involved by starting a team, becoming a member of Stand Up To Cancer, keeping informed of their work on Facebook and Twitter or to make a donation, visit the Stand Up To Cancer Survivor site.

Stand Up To Cancer is a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. EIF meets all 20 BBB Charity Standards.

Celebrity Health Advocates

Posted by Connie on Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 at 2:27 am and is filed under Advocacy, Autoimmune Disease, Cancer, Chronic Illness, Health Information.
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Celebrity health advocates often do a good job of  spreading the news about a specific medical condition. When you see a YouTube video featuring Zak Efron and Vanessa Hudgens for Stand Up To Cancer, the cause gets noticed. Think about Jerry Lewis and what he has done for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the conditions that the MDA covers.

Dick Van Dyke was recently named the spokesperson of the Cell Therapy Foundation which promotes stem cell therapy for diseases such as heart disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) and cancer. Kellie Martin, who you may remember from Life Goes OnER or Mystery Woman is a spokesperson for the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA).

Celebrities bring awareness to unknown diseases. They help to raise money for research. They also inform people about symptoms, how to get diagnosed and available treatments. It can be difficult, though, to find a celebrity advocate for a medical condition that they actually have, especially if they are working. Many celebrities want to hide any kind of illness they have. It can hurt their career because they can be seen as someone who may not be able to show up when needed.

As they say, the show must go on. If a celebrity can’t work because of being sick, being hospitalized, or having a flare up, they can shut down taping of a show. There are also insurance issues to be concerned about. If a celebrity is known to have some type of medical problem, the insurance for the project they are working on (TV show, movie, CD, video) can be increased. Let’s not forget the rumor mill and the embarrassing stories that will be reported. For example, there was recently a sighting of celebrity buying incontinence supplies and it was fodder for celebrity gossip.

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