Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, and a giveaway!

(Wanna get straight to the giveaway? Scroll down!)

It's been awhile since I've updated, but... so far, Something sure the hell ain't right has raised $1700+ for PCRF.

UN. BELIEVE. ABLE.

The VIP team that I'm training with has raised over $23,000 for pediatric cancer research.

That's SO EXCITING. Since being founded in 1982, PCRF has raised over $22 million to fund research to stop pediatric cancers.

If you're one of my new followers, THIS is Gabby's story, and why I'm fundraising for PCRF.

Where is Gabby's story now?

We're lucky. She's on her third round of chemo now, and it's by far the easiest that we've experienced yet. She has 1 intrathecal treatment (a lumbar puncture with chemo delivered directly into her spinal fluid), and 5 IV treatments. That means there will only be 11 visits to the infusion center in the 57 days of this cycle. THAT is exciting.

I've been warned that the next cycle is pretty rough. But, I'm pushing that out of mind for now. We're enjoying having this kid back... She's got her smile back. She's full of energy and fun. She's been participating in the Suck Less Program with me, yoga included....

And she stole my lime green reflective headband from TMB... Yeah. She's a little crazy.

Her prognosis is good, but it's a long way from being over. The two years left of chemo is standard. It won't magically be less. I downplay a lot of things, because... I'd probably lose my mind if I didn't.

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Who's ready for a giveaway?!

I've got a half marathon to run in 6 weeks, and my go-to nutrition (that sounds so fancy!) is GU. It's the first new thing I tried when I started adding mileage to my runs, and I loved it immediately. I used to be a Shot Blok loyalist for long hikes, but I took them once on a run and had to walk out constant nausea... no such problems with GU!

Outside PR was awesome enough to donate a sampler box of GU products -
Yum-tastic.

There's also a voucher for a Road ID included! If I were a better blogger, I'd have a picture for that as well. But, alas...

Here's how to enter... 4 choices!

1. *Mandatory* Be a follower, and comment to let me know! (1 entry)

2. Make a donation to PCRF, HERE. Any amount - $1, $5, whatever. Every dollar you donate goes to end pediatric cancers. Tax deductable, too. Comment to let me know! (1 entry)

3. Are you a tweeter?! Tweet the word: "#cancersucks! I just entered @hmgiraffy @GUEnergyLabs #giveaway! http://bit.ly/g5abZ7" Leave a comment to let me know! (1 entry)

4. Share via facebook, your blog, whatever. Leave a comment to let me know! (1 entry)

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Rules:

All comments must be recieved by midnight, PST, on Friday, Mar. 25th. Winner will be announced by Monday the 28th, or over the weekend if I'm feeling fiesty.

PLEASE leave one comment for each entry. I know it's a PITA, but I've made it easy and don't have any security words or anything to hold you up. Plus, I'd really hate to miss any entries that were lumped into one comment. It's for your own benefit, I promise.

Disclaimer, I get absolutely NOTHING out of the donations, all donations are made through PCRF's fundraising portal. I've earned enough in donations to cover my registration to the half marathon, but every bit of it goes directly to them.

That's it!

Good luck, ya'll. Donate, donate, donate!!

45 comments:

  1. Donation done! I am glad Gabs is doing better and don't forget to take care of yourself too.

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  2. I made a donation to Team Something Sure The Hell Aint Right - Cheering for both of you!

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  3. I follow on gfc

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  4. I'm already a follower, you don't need to include me in the contest :D

    I just want to congratulate you on all the money you have raised so far. You are so awesome!!!

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  5. I am a follower of your blog!

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  6. Of course I am a follower, have been, I love your blogs.

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  7. I love the yoga picture! So sweet.

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  8. I'm a (fairly new) follower via Google Reader! :-)

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  9. I posted a link to your giveaway on my blog.

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  10. I also just tweeted...diaperderbymama

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  11. I shared giveaway on my fb page

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  12. posted giveaway on my blog

    pinkhatrunner

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  13. I donated, I meant to before, but I kept getting distracted. I hope the little one is doing better! (Thank you for your support as well!!)

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  14. I haven't stopped following you!

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  15. I linked you on my blog!


    (And I'm super happy that the prognosis is still positive!!)

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  16. And I tweeted about you!


    (Loving her in your headband!)

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  17. Follower! Thank you for sharing...will be following you in support of your daughter! Is it wrong to like gu for breakfast? yummo!

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  18. I am a follower. Thanks

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  19. I also posted the tweet

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  20. Did you know that you can shorten your long urls with Shortest and make cash from every visitor to your short links.

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