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!!

44 comments:

Rangers/Twlight Fan said...

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

Sarah Soon-To-Be said...

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

Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Dee said...

I'm a follower!

Dee said...

I tweeted!

Becka said...

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!!!

Victoria Elizabeth said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Rangers/Twlight Fan said...

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

funderson said...

I love the yoga picture! So sweet.

Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run said...

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

Rangers/Twlight Fan said...

I tweeted!

Pam said...

I'm a follower!

Pam said...

I tweeted!

Pam said...

And I facebooked!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I follow!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I tweeted at Babyweightmfa

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Posted on my blog!

Heather said...

I'm a follower!

Heather said...

I tweeted (@wonderfeather)

Heather said...

I posted a link to your giveaway on my blog.

Jennifer said...

I am your newest follower...

Jennifer said...

I just donated.

Jennifer said...

I also just tweeted...diaperderbymama

Molly said...

I'm a follower : )

Molly said...

tweeting @MollySBaker!

funderson said...

donated!

Elisabeth said...

I'm a follower :)

Elisabeth said...

i tweeted the contest :)

Michelle said...

I'm a follower!

Michelle said...

I linked you on my blog

Penny said...

I follow

Penny said...

I shared giveaway on my fb page

Penny said...

posted giveaway on my blog

pinkhatrunner

Elisabeth said...

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!!)

Party of Nine said...

I follow!

FruitFly said...

I haven't stopped following you!

FruitFly said...

I linked you on my blog!


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

FruitFly said...

And I tweeted about you!


(Loving her in your headband!)

Pepper said...

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

Patty said...

I am a follower. Thanks

Patty said...

I also posted the tweet

Elizabeth said...

I’m a follower

Elizabeth said...

made a donation

Meredith said...

im a follower! :)

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