Pay It Forward with Susan G. Komen

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This post is sponsored by Valpak.

Breast Cancer has affected my family. I have multiple family members who have fought and won their battle against breast cancer. This past year my grandma (pictured above) had a double mastectomy and beat breast cancer.  I am very thankful to say that I also have a few friends who have won this fight as well! In recent years, I walked in the Susan G. Komen as a way to pay tribute to these fighters and many others. That walk was not as hard physically as it was emotionally. To walk among so many survivors, to see so much determination, and to read signs of friends and family members cheering you on as you move forward each step is such an experience.

Valpak is an official sponsor of the Susan G. Komen. To amplify awareness around this common vision, Valpak will turn its Blue Envelope pink this October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month while also working to raise local awareness within the communities that they serve and funds in support of the fight to end breast cancer. (Valpak is the awesome company that sends you an envelope full of coupons in the mail each month!!) Valpak’s pink envelope will highlight celebrity chef Sandra Lee, a breast cancer survivor and advocate for women’s health, as a “More Than Pink® Hero.” The pink envelope will introduce a related sweepstakes, inviting you to nominate a hero who has taken action in the fight against breast cancer. Throughout the month of October, Valpak will share the submitted stories and ultimately 25 lucky winners will each receive a set of pink KitchenAid appliances in support of Cook for the Cure®. The set includes a stand mixer, blender, 2-speed hand blender and a 5-speed hand mixer with a total retail value of over $800.  The nationwide October Valpak envelope will also feature a special surprise for 500 lucky recipients, who will instantly win an immersion blender courtesy of KitchenAid by looking through their pink Valpak envelopes and finding a die-cut certificate shaped like an immersion blender. (Please please let me know if you win!!!)

I love that they are are partnering to support women and men and their families who have been touched by breast cancer! In fact, in 2018, Valpak will donate at least $50,000 to Komen and will encourage donations and support activations through local and corporate partners.  You can join the Valpak team and race for the cure in your community while celebrating survivorship and honoring those who have lost their battle with the disease by donating here.

One in Eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. That means someone you know WILL be affected! You can get involved with the Susan G. Komen foundation by participating in an event, fundraising, volunteering and/or advocating. Raising donations is super easy! You can post on social media and watch your friends and family jump on board and support this worthy cause! My DFW area readers can register for the 2018 Komen Dallas Race for the Cure on Saturday, October 27, 2018. You can save $5 off your registration by using code: DealPro at checkout!

Susan G. Komen offers three opportunities for you to get involved, physically, depending on your athletic ability. You can do a walk, 5K or even their 3 day event.

Race for the Cure:

    • The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created.
    • The series of 5K runs and fitness walks raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.
    • The Komen Race Series welcomes people of all ages and fitness levels, from walkers to elite runners.

More Than Pink Walk:

A handful of locations across the country were chosen to pilot test a new Susan G. Komen More Than Pink® Walk event, which along with a new name, will include a fresh new look and experience, focused on energizing the community around the lifesaving work Komen’s supporters make possible.

  • The biggest difference is that the More Than Pink Walk will no longer have a run element. We believe the new walk will create a greater sense of community among participants and provide a more personalized, emotional experience for all who attend. And by focusing on the walk, we can maximize the amount of funds raised by the event to support our work to save lives and end breast cancer.
  • This change is part of the ongoing evolution of Susan G. Komen and builds on Komen’s successful and engaging More Than Pink brand platform first introduced in 2016 with the premise that if pink = awareness, then More Than Pink = action. Being More Than Pink is a proactive call to do more in the fight against breast cancer – MORE for research, MORE for our communities, MORE for caring for those living with breast cancer – especially metastatic breast cancer – and give MORE encouragement to take action to find the cures.

Komen 3-Day:

  • A three-day, 60-mile walk that’s making a real difference in the fight against breast cancer. In 2016, Susan G. Komen® announced a Bold Goal—to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026. That’s why we walk, and why we raise money—to make that goal a reality.
  • Pink is more than just a color; it represents the impact that each person is making in the fight against breast cancer. This impact makes you More Than Pink®. Over the past 15 years and 163 events, the money we’ve raised has been used to help save lives, support community programs, and make huge strides in breast cancer research.

 

 

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  1. Great post for a great cause.

  2. Giant Sis says:

    Definitely a wonderful cause. I just found out an aunt has breast cancer. (and this is a comment for the Pie Five post too)

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