Glostix has teamed up with Team Pink Eye and Unique Pigments to host a giveaway for the cure! What’s all this mean? Just in case you haven’t been following along, a whole gaggle of bloggers and indie makeup companies have banded together to raise money for Susan G Komen for the Cure, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. As of this writing, Team Pink Eye has raised $457 for breast cancer research. You go, guys!
Speaking of guys, I have a little something something to say right about now; something I feel is quite important.
Breast cancer isn’t just a women’s issue – it’s everyone’s issue. Data suggest that 230,480 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year. This means that 230,480 families – including husbands, sons, brothers, and grandsons – will be fighting their own emotional battle in addition to their loved one’s battle. Not only are men impacted on an emotional level, but they are also in danger of developing the very same cancer themselves: An estimated 2,140 men will also be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.
We women are blessed to have a wealth of support and information to help us combat this illness. In each other, we find strength. We need to extend this strength and community to the men in our lives. We know all too well the importance of self-examination. We are told, time and time again, that early detection is the best indicator of recovery. What about the men in our lives? Do they know that breast cancer isn’t just for women? Do they know to check their pecs?
Breast Cancer Awareness month isn’t just about rallying for donations; it’s about raising awareness. So raise some awareness tonight, and talk to your boyfriends or husbands. Talk to your dad. Tell them how important it is to pay attention, and not let anything suspicious go without a doctor’s visit. Tell them that you love them, and you’d feel better if you knew they knew what you know. In more eloquent terms, of course.
Now that I’ve said my piece, who’s up for the giveaway?!
Yeah, there’s the magic words!
As I said before, glostix, Team Pink Eye and Unique Pigments have teamed up for this one. The prize up for grabs: A beautiful, special edition pale pink eyeshadow, appropriately named “Awareness”! Check this gorgeousness out!
How do you get it? Two very easy steps:
1. Make a minimum $5 donation at Team Pink Eye’s Passionately Pink hub.
This donation is good for ALL giveaways for week four (check the TPE blog for details!)
2. Comment on this entry with your name and email.
Be sure to use the name and email you used when you donated!!
This giveaway is open from NOW until Sunday, October 30th 2011 at 10PM CST. Entries will be compiled by the Team Pink Eye captains, and a winner will be selected via random.org. Winners of all giveaways will be contacted by email. It is important that you provide the same name and email under which you donated – this is how your donation is verified!
This Unique Pigments giveaway is sponsored by Team Pink Eye and Unique Pigments. Susan G Komen for the Cure does not sponsor this or any Team Pink Eye giveaway.
If you’re coming in on this entry too late, or you’re not interested in winning the giveaway, you can purchase Awareness at the Unique Pigments Artfire store, or check out their gorgeous Passionately Pink trio! 35% of all Awareness or Passionately Pink Collection sales go right to Team Pink Eye! Or, you can make a donation at Team Pink Eye’s Passionately Pink hub for positively no reason whatsoever, at any time that tickles your fancy, to help us reach our $1000 goal. Because in the end, it isn’t about the pretties – it’s about the cure.
Good luck to everyone who enters all the giveaways this week, and a big fist-pump to all the men and women for whom we’re fighting!