Monday, August 11, 2008

Blogging for Blood Cancer

Did you know that:
An estimated 138,530 people in the United States will be diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma in 2008.
Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children and young adults under the age of 20.
In 2008, about 497 children under 15 are expected to die from leukemia.
The Friends of Heroes National team walks yearly in the Light the Night Walks to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), whose mission is to raise awareness and funds to cure leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. This past year, LLS has invested $66.5 million in support of more than 400 researchers and projects in 15 countries on five continents.
Here is the good news: the leukemia death rate for children from 0 to 14 years in the United States has declined about 67 percent over the past three decades. Leukemia five-year survival rates have gone from only 14% in 1960 to 51%, and overall blood cancer five-year survival rates have gone from 24% to almost 60%. Research is the key.
LLS’ goals continue to increase as they plan for 2008-2011. LLS plans to accelerate the development of new therapies, increase participation in blood cancer clinical trials, provide navigation assistance to patients at all points in their cancer journeys, and make services and information available to a larger percentage of patients within 30 days of diagnosis.
Several Contests are being held along with this great cause!
You must visit the sites listed below to enter these contests!
What you can win at Friends of Heroes:
Monday 8/11: $25 Starbucks Gift Card
Tuesday 8/12: $30 gift certificate to The Blue Top Hat plus a cookie card and cookies from the Greeting Cookie
Wednesday 8/13: Beautiful Handmade Soap from Tasha, and 5 pairs of assorted sterling silver earrings (value =$25) from Designing-Diva
Thursday 8/14: $50 gift certificate to Susan Murphy, Inc.
Friday 8/15: 5 sets of vinyls wall decals (value=$48.00) courtesy of Stakersensations
Saturday 8/16: Princess purse and ribbon tutu from Pretty Posh Princess
Sunday 8/17: Fused glass pendant from Lucky Girl Trading Company & Tess shopping bag (value=$20.00) courtesey of Mimsi Bags
Monday 8/18: It’s a Glam Thing beauty gift basket (value=$250) courtesy of It’s a Glam Thing
Our Grand Prize 8/18: $900 Timberland and Lacoste product assortment, including duffle bags, totes, luggage tags, backpack, key ring, i-pod cases, and purse, courtesy of Samsonite. (This will be drawn from all the comments throughout the event)

Make sure to visit the Friends of Heroes blog each day during the event for a chance to win the prizes listed above as you learn more blood cancer and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

WHAT YOU CAN WIN at Godies for Mom:
7,000 Entrecard Credits, courtesy of, Travelin' Show, My Reading Nook, Øblog, Chihuatude, and the Cushie Pushie Breast Support Pillow.
Signature Floral Half Locket (value=$205), courtesey of The Fine Art of Family.
$50 American Express Gift Card
$50 Gift Card from Lord and Taylor
A customized tutus courtesy of Sara Rose Tutus.
100% organic cotton kimono set for baby (pink or blue up to 24 months) from Go Natural Baby™ LLC
100% organic cotton T-Shirt with Coco Pants ( sizes from 3 months - 4T) (choice of three colors for the t-shirt and matching pants) from Go Natural Baby™ LLC
Washcloth Candies 6-Pack (customized to the winners color choice of pink, blue, or neutral) from Bullfrogs and Butterflies
Set of announcements or invitations from Bellababy Creations
Princess tiara, bells, and tutu (value=$15.00) courtesy of Stakersensations
A baby bundle and pacifier/toy clip (value=$25.00) courtesy of Stakersensations
Taggie ball from Creatively Inclined Moms
BusyBodyBook Family Calendar (4 winner, 1 each of 4 designs), courtesy of Busy Body Book.
Sheath Style Apron (value=$39.00) & Tea Towel (value=$12.00) in Black ala Mode, courtesy of The Hip Hostess
Embroidered Duck Satineesnug (value=$19.95) from My Embroidered Gifts
4-in-1 Nursing Shawls ($30) plus a Sleeveless Overall (value=$13.50) from Loved Baby
Sterling Silver Round Precious Images Charm with ball chain necklace (value=$50.00) from My Forever Child
Karma Kidz Bath & Body Sample Set, worth $15+ from Karma Kiz (NEW)
Cozy! square blanket (value=$35.00) courtesy of Baby*Fad (NEW)
Twilight Party Invitations from Twilightations
Our favorites are:
$50 American Express Card
Signature Floral Locket
$50 Lord and Taylor Gift Card
Precious Images Charm with ball chain necklace


Goodies for Mom said...

Thank you for helping raise awareness for this important event.

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