I think everyone knows that October is breast cancer awareness month. If you don't, you must live under a rock because everyone everywhere is buying, selling and wearing pink this month. However, as the month of October comes to a close I'd like to reach out to my readers with a reminder that breast cancer doesn't go away when the month of October does.
Did you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime? That's 12% of women! That could be your mother, your sister, your daughter, your best friend, or you! Huge advancements have been made in detection and treatment of breast cancer but we still have not found a cure.
Each year, Yoplait teams up with women like us to raise awareness and funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure with the Save Lids to Save Lives program. Check out this video from Dr. Kristi Funk:
All you have to do to help is save your pink Yoplait lids, rinse them off and mail them in. For every lid Yoplait receives before December 31, Yoplait will donate $.10 to Susan G Komen for the Cure. They will donate up to $1.5 million and a minimum of $500,000. Last year women across the country helped Yoplait to meet the $1.5 million goal!
You can donate on your own, or you can invite your friends, family and co-workers to help the cause by creating a team. Just visit YourLidMatters.com to find all the details about mailing your lids and creating a team.
You can also check out more videos from Dr. Funk about breast cancer detection and lifestyle changes you can make now to help lower your risk for breast cancer.
MyBlogSpark and Yoplait are offering one lucky reader a "Promise to Make a Difference" gift which includes a coupon for free Yoplait Yo-Plus yogurt, a breast cancer awareness bracelet and a leather jewelry case. Take a look:
Here's how to enter:
- Leave a comment and let me know that you've pledged to Save Lids to Save Lives by visiting YourLidMatters.com (1 entry)
- Tweet about the Save Lids to Save Lives program and this post. Copy and paste the italics or write your own. Just make sure to include @WanderingPeanut: Save Lids to Save Lives and enter to win a "Promise to Make a Difference" gift from Yoplait and @WanderingPeanut http://bit.ly/4AQxCQ (1 entry)
- Post about this giveaway on your blog or facebook. Make sure to leave the link in your comment. (2 entries)