When I was contacted recently by a PR firm asking if I'd like to give away a pair of pajamas for Breast Cancer Awareness, I was a little intrigued. I found out that KN Karen Neuburger and Dillards department stores teamed up to raise funds for breast cancer research. They are sponsoring "Pink Parties" and will donate 30 minutes of research to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for every pair of pink pajamas sold at Dillards during this parties in October. You can also purchase pajamas directly from KN Karen Neuburger. The goal is to fund a month of cancer research through this program -- with the ultimate goal of developing lifesaving treatments and an eventual cure.
I didn't realize how important each minute of research is, until I read the following statistics:
- One hour of research allows a breast cancer biopsy to be performed
- One day of research allows a clinician to conduct genetic counseling for one woman
- One week allows researchers to compare ten tumor samples
To help increase awareness of this program, I was generously given a pair of pajamas and pink socks to give away to one of my readers! Please help spread the word about this worthwhile cause, and maybe you'll be the lucky winner of a cozy pair of pajamas!
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below telling me what you've done this month to help raise awareness of breast cancer, or to raise funds. For up to 3 additional entries, please:
- Tweet a link to this post, and leave a comment letting me know you tweeted. You can even copy this tweet: Check out @AZMelly pink pajama giveaway for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! http://bit.ly/1pPx5B
- Post a link on Facebook, and leave a comment letting me know.
- Blog about this post, and leave a comment letting me know.
Thanks for helping to spread the word!
For more information, visit Karen Neuburger's site. You can also donate directly to the Foundation by visiting the Time For Research website.
(Disclosure: The pajamas were generously provided by the PR firm, for KN and Dillards, for this giveaway. I also received a pair of pajamas for myself. I was not compensated in any other way for this post.)
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