Friday, May 18, 2012

Big News and a Giveaway!

Hi Everyone! I am so honored and excited to announce that I will be designing for Link Up For Pink!!  I will be working with Yolie and Celeste along with a few other talented crafters to bring out breast cancer awareness to our crafting community.  There will be many challenges to enter and in October there will be Link Up For Pink event.  We hope that you will take the opportunity and join us in spreading awareness and enter our challenges.  This cause is very close and dear to my heart as I have very a couple of special friends that are battling this disease and I'm so proud to be able to make a difference and spread awareness  through my creativity.

I plan to write for every post a simple fact about breast cancer and include a story of someone that has experienced breast cancer in the hopes to spread more awareness.  So for my first fact and story:

"Did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer in women regardless of the race or ethnicity?"  This goes to show how important it is for you ladies to go make your appointments and get checked, regardless of how good your family health history is.  The story below can explain more about a family history with no breast cancer:  

Here is Nancy's story -  I am a 2 1/2 year breast cancer survivor. Luckily, my cancer was caught by mammogram in the very early stages. It was a stage 1 cancer. I had a lumpectomy and all the lymph nodes removed under the arm on that side. The nodes were all clear. I was able to get by without chemo, but I had 35 radiation treatments. God truly blessed me.

You can click on her name to read her full story.  I sure hope that these little facts and stories will push every single one of you to take this serious and to get your mammo's done in a timely manner. Remember.... 
We must save the TATAS!

So to encourage participation and know that the word is awareness is being spread, I will be doing a small surprise giveaway during every posting.  I promise it will be something you all could use! :)
All you have to do is:

1. Leave a comment about the post letting me  
know what has inspired you about the story.
2. Like Link Up For Pink on Facebook by clicking here
3. You don't need to follow my blog or sign up for the newsletter, 
but I must certainly love it and appreciate it if you did!

You have until Sunday night to qualify for a surprise gift!  Thank you so much for stopping by and stay tuned for next week's LUFP challenge!  Have a great day!


angie ashuk said...

I just liked you on FB:) I was a follower of the blog already too. Breast Cancer is one of my biggest worries, and I look for lumps or even the smallest difference all the time. early detection is so important!

Celeste said...

Congrats!!!! Welcome to the Design Team. I can't wait to see your wonderful creations.

JustYolie said...

I'm super excited to have you on the LUFP Design Team! Thank you for helping us spread Awareness!

ShersL84bed said...

Congratulations Zeni,I was so hoping to be on this team, but know you will do a wonderful job. I have enjoyed following your blog in the past and will continue to do so in the future.

Smiles Sher

Jill Rugg said...

I had my own scare with breast cancer a few months ago, luckily my biopsy was negative. Since then I am more sensitive to what breast cancer survivors go through and encourage all my friends to get regular mammograms.

JulieK said...

Congratulations Zeni! Link up for Pink is a fantastic site- love what they're doing!!

Krafty Hugzz Kenzi x said...

Congrats hun, i am sure u will do a fab job, i already like and promote lufp as much as i can, i found the story about Nancy very inspiring and it just shows Cancer can be beaten so dont give up!
Cant wait to see ur wonderful creations, and i will be one of your newest followers, Congrats again and Good luck on ur mission to Promote BCA.
Kenzie xx
P.s Thanks for chance to enter ur giveaway x

Merry said...

Just read your blurb on LUFP and came for a visit to say congrats.

Tanya said...

Yay Zeni!! Congrats on the team!! What a great cause!! The story is amazing and shows us all that early detection is the key and it CAN be beaten!!


Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Congratulations! I am so happy to take a part of this again... I am very inspired by Nancy's story and so many other women's and men's stories with breast cancer... undergoing one radiation treatment would kick anyones butt, but going through 35 is grueling I am so happy she didn't need the chemotherapy and that she is a survivor to share and remind us all to keep getting checked. Thank you so much!

jenivive said...

Thank you for your story Nancy, and to you Zend for sharing it. We have so many amazing women and men who face this disease on a regular basis (I see it everyday as I am a hospice social worker). 35 Radiation treatments! I am inspired by you as you are Strong!! Much Love

Lovebug Creations said...

Congrats on yet another DT! You rock chick-i-dee! ;) I think this is a fantastic cause...While I have not had to deal with this horrible disease myself or with a loved one I know there are MANY who have. Cancer (any type) is just awful! What ya'll are doing in wonderful! I know you have friends dealing with this and I pray for their health all the time! I love you sweets! :)


Raven B said...

SOOOO excited for you girlie!!!! Congrats!!!!


Elisabet said...

Hi Zeni, just dropped by your blog to say Hi, (don't count me in for your giveaway)and LOL, wanted to tell you that ribbon badge you swiped I swiped from Yolie!!! (smile)! Just prooves great things make their way around! You did a fabulous job on your post, I am jealous as mine is no where as good (smile). Looking forward to seeing your fab art...
Hugs and enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Carol E said...

Wow! Nancy's thank you for your story, I have always beleived that prayer is what has saved me and still is. I have cancer now in my bones and right now there is no treatment other than surgery which I've had 6 times on my leg which is where it is. I have MRI's every month to make sure it isn't spreading and growing as next time they will take my leg, which I'm alright with as I'll still be alive. God has given me 17 years with this and I'm still fighting and will never stop. Thank you so much Zeni for having this site and sharing this story.

Dawn, RI said...

Thank you for sharing. Awareness is important. A great cause.
Dawn RI

Sarah said...

I am so looking forward to being on this DT with you-- what an honor to be working with you to raise some awesome awareness!