Thursday, October 4

Going Pink

I was blurfing this evening, and Amy (Gone INKognito) had this post about going PINK. Well I have decided to post the info here also. Read the entire post it is so important.


Without a cure, 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will continue to be diagnosed with breast cancer - a devastating disease with physical, emotional, psychological and financial pain that can last a lifetime.


Without a cure, an estimated 5 million Americans will be diagnosed with breast cancer - and more than 1 million could die - over the next 25 years.



Without a cure, an estimated 25 million women around the world will be diagnosed with breast cancer - and 10 million could die - over the next 25 years.


A grassroots organization called Pink for October is encouraging everyone with a website to go pink for the month of October -- to raise awareness and encourage breast cancer education.


We can and should help raise money for research.Over the past 25 years, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (now Susan G. Komen for the Cure) has contributed significantly to some major victories in the fight against breast cancer:


More early detection - nearly 75 percent of women over 40 years old now receive regular mammograms, the single most effective tool for detecting breast cancer early (in 1982, less than 30 percent received a clinical exam).


More hope - the five-year survival rate for breast cancer, when caught early before it spreads beyond the breast, is now 98 percent (compared to 74 percent in 1982).


More research - the federal government now devotes more than $900 million each year to breast cancer research, treatment and prevention (compared to $30 million in 1982).


More survivors - America's 2.3 million breast cancers survivors, the largest group of cancer survivors in the U.S., are a living testament to the power of society and science to save lives.But the fight against breast cancer isn't over until we've found a cure.


You can help today by donating to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.You can also help today by leaving a comment on this post.


For every person who comments on this post during the month of October, I will donate $1 (up to a maximum of $100) to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.



Note: Statistics about the fight against breast cancer are from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure website.

95 Comments:

Amy said...

Thanks for the plug and for taking up such an important cause!

Kelly Sampson AKA Emmiestamps said...

Thanks for supporting such a wonderful cause!!

Pat's Paper Passion said...

As a breast cancer survivor (4 years), I would hope that no one would have to go through what I did. Thanks for encouraging others and your support of research.

Michelle said...

OMG, Corie, that is SO generous! You are truly awesome!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

What an awesome thing to do, Corie! You rock!!!!

Alexandra said...

What a wonderfully creative way to support this very worthy cause! Thanks for doing this! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Eleanor said...

Great way to bring awareness to this disease, Corie.

Michelle said...

You're awesome for doing this. I need to figure out how to do something on my blog, too.

Jen said...

this is great Corie - I'm going to copy cat you - such a great cause!!!

Hugs n' Aloha,
Jen

chelemom said...

You are such a doll!! What a great cause!

Dawn Easton said...

What a great idea! We do the walk here where I live and love it! It's a great cause!

Flossie's Follies said...

That is fantastic, and I will match what you receive (up to $100) just let me know.

Kat said...

So impressive!!!! What a great way to do it! Good luck, I'll spread the word!

Rhonda said...

Great idea, Corie! Such a wonderful cause!

Julie Mutch said...

Corie, this is a wonderful thing that you are doing. I agree, we certainly need to raise awareness of Breast Cancer.

Unfortunately, it has struck 8 of my aunts and cousins in total, 2 of which had to have mastectomies to rid themselves of the Cancer.

It's my wish to stay breast cancer free, but we also need to find a cure and that starts with more donations. You're on your way! Thank you so much for your generosity! You have such a kind heart! :)

Hugs,
Julie

Pam said...

Thanks for supporting a wonderful fondation. Breast cancer killed my mom at the age of 50. That is too young to die.

~* Tracy *~ said...

Corie, you are such a sweetheart :)

Pegg S said...

Good luck with this! What a great way to raise money! I'll match you, how about?

Deborah said...

Corie, You are truly an angel! Deb

Janine said...

The statistics are staggering, aren't they? What a great idea you had to help in this battle.

Janine said...

The statistics are staggering, aren't they? What a great idea you had to help in this battle.

Wife2TJ said...

Thanks for sharing this post and what a wonderful thing you are doing!

CAKVD said...

Hey Corie! You are a very generous person! What a wonderful idea!!
Cheryl KVD

Lin said...

What a GREAT idea. Thank you for your contributions.

Nettystamps said...

Corie,
You and Amy are the best...my heroines...the cause is more than worthwhile....

Thank you for your generousity.

malieta said...

God Bless You Corie, you are an angel! Thank you for sharing this information with us.
Malieta:)

Crafty in Calgary said...

What an awesome idea!! :)

Nancy Riley said...

GREAT idea, Corie! You are a generous, kind person!

Elizebeth said...

Helping to add to the cause. Thanks for donating and being so generous!

Angel Wilde said...

Corie, this is a great cause and a great plan. Hope it doesn't add up too much though! GREAT work, friend!

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

Corie...what an absolutely AWESOME & generous thing for you to do....and Flossie for matching!
You are a beeeeeeeeeautiful person!

Dawn said...

YOU GO GIRL!!!!!! My mom is a 1 year survivor and growing back her hair. I love the fact that you are doing this. God Bless You!! I love this blog. Glad I found it..

Cathy said...

Corie, How sweet of you to do this for such a great cause. You ROCK GIRL!

L8ybug2 said...

What a great cause. I lost my little sister and a cousin to breast cancer. My sister suffered for 2 years before she died. Hers was discovered too late. So get out there and get thoseMammograms!
Thanks for being so generous.
Rita

Michelle M said...

Thank you so much for supporting a great cause!


What a wonderful gift!

UniquelyMadeByHim said...

Such an awesome thing you are doing! My mom had bc last year and thankfully has been healed! free and clear! Hopefully, through many raising funds, they WILL find a cure!

Blessings!

Corinna is Stamptopia.com said...

Wow! What a generous gift.. Thank you! :)

Pat S. said...

What a beautiful card...
what a beautiful idea...
what a beautiful gift!

Thank you.

~*~Dena~*~ said...

What a great thing to do. Thank you for sharing this info and doing what you are doing. This is for a great cause. My family has been touched by Breast Cancer more than once. Ladies go and please get checked out I am 36 and had a mammagram done. They found two spots. I have to see a surgeon next week. Dont think your age has anything to do with it. Its better to be safe than sorry.
God bless you Corie!!!!

kathleenh said...

Corie, this is very generous of you! Thank you for getting behind a cause that touches us all.

Melissa said...

Excellent cause! You go Girl!

Emily said...

It's so awesome that you are doing this Corie! You totally rock!!

Rose Ann said...

What a wonderful thing to do, Corie!!

Karen Gladney said...

What a wonderful thing to do. How nice of you. Tks so much.

Shannon McGann said...

You are so generous! God bless you!

Rachel said...

How generous of you!

Theresa said...

Great idea Corie! You are very generous!

Linda McClain said...

Corie- What a terrific idea. Hope you meet your goal.

Marlou said...

thank you Corie for supporting such an excellent cause and im sure of it you will reach your target, God bless you xxx

Just me said...

Good for you doing this. God bless you for using your talents for good.

Ijsbeer said...

Thanks for raising awareness around cancer and donating to the cause!

Stefanie said...

Thanks for going pink and raising awareness for breast cancer!

Ryemilan said...

Great idea Corie. Thank you!

Dawn said...

Oh, this is so nice of you! Have I mentioned how much I like your banner? Love those flowers!
Bless you!

Kristina Lewis said...

What a great thing to do! ((hugs))

Juliann said...

So generous of you! Great idea!

Debby Winters said...

What a great idea! You go girl! I am going to link to this on my blog.

Teri said...

Thanks Corie for making such a great contribution to a worthy cause!

Greensleeves said...

Thank you Corie for contributing to such a worth cause! It is a super idea!

bubblegum said...

What a great person you are to do this wonderful thing - you really are special. Well done and keep up the great work. Breast cancer is a terrible thing.

Debbie x

Card Creativity said...

that is really great!! you go girl.

Phyllis said...

That is terrific information! THanks for promoting this cause!
Phyllis Strickland
Phyllis@Strickland.name

Jennifer said...

Wow - how wonderfully generous, and for such a great cause!

Tricia said...

Great cause!! Thanks for Going Pink!

Cathy said...

What a great way to help a worthy cause. Thanks

trulycanadiangirl said...

wow that is really generous of you!!! u go girl1 Chelsey

StampinThursdays said...

Wow! What a great way to raise awareness. Thanks.

Linda F. said...

I'm a 17-year breast cancer survivor. Thank you for helping to raise awareness and for donating to the fund. I'll be attending a stamp convention tomorrow where they auction off a huge basket of goodies and all the proceeds go to the same! so even if I don't win it, I'm still a winner!

rebecca said...

I am another breast cancer survivor and applaud your efforts to raise awareness and provide some much needed education and support to this worthy cause. No woman should go without a mammogram because of being short of funds. There are lots of community and national organizations that provide them for free. I am living proof that mammograms work. I don't have a blog, but I am "Going Pink" in all my e-mails, adding a header and a link to www.thebreastcancersite.com where you can visit once a day and click on the button to help fund free mammograms. It's easy -- just do it!! Thanks, again.

Pat S. said...

Hi Corie!
I think I have already commented on this post.

And I am already a subscriber.

Just wanted to congratulate you on your 20K milestone!

Christi said...

What a great way to raise awareness! This is so generous of you!

Andrea Hays said...

What a wonderful thing for you to do! Thank you!

Brenda said...

Thanks for your generosity...you ROCK girl!!
~Brenda H.

Kendra said...

Thanks for setting such a great example for all of us! Keep up the good work.

Mary Duffek said...

Wow....you are so sweet! Awesome cause, wow stats....TFS!!!

The Crafty Chik said...

Thank you for supporting this cause! I love your blog by the way and am signing up as a "frequent looker"! LOL!

Princess Matilda said...

What a fabulous cause! And how important it is to spread the word.

janet allen said...

You are a dear & compassionate friend to such an important cause. Bless you.

HeyHeyPaula said...

What a wonderful cause and what a generous person you are to support it in this way. Thank you.

charity c said...

thank you for doing this! how cool!

Lesha said...

Great contest!

Suzy said...

You are so awesome for supporting such a worthy cause and giving us this contest to boot!

Dawn Easton said...

I'm going to THANK YOU again! This is a fantastic cause!!

Krisstee said...

This is a wonderful idea. So much progress has been made in fighting this ugly disease. It all costs $$$$. Again.......a great mission that you are on.

Kristina Lewis said...

How wonderful of you! Your compassion is inspiring! ((hugs))

Pat S. said...

Hi Corie!
I appreciate your support of this cause!

Here's to helping you reach 100 :)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful cause

Thanks,
Janet

Anonymous said...

Great idea -- thanks for supporting a great cause

Tiffany

Anonymous said...

Count me in too, great cause

April

Anonymous said...

You are so nice to do this.

Nicole

Anonymous said...

Super great cause.
Karnmaar

Anonymous said...

You are such a thoughtful person, and it has nothing to do with the fact that you are my sister.

Peace,
Tracie

Tanis said...

What a cool idea, Corie.
You rock.
Thanks for doing this.

Heidi said...

Corie, thank you so much for this generous gift, it is such a great cause!! So many of us know & have women in our lives who have had to fight this battle. I think what you are doing is so WONDERFUL!!!
Smiles!

Lori Barnett said...

What a great idea Corie! And such a generous person you are. Where do you find all your time to do EVERYTHING?! :)