October has come and gone. It’s a month filled with family birthdays, fall getaways, and all things pumpkin spice, but for many it’s also a reminder to do something. – This post is sponsored by Valpak.
Whether it’s a reminder for your annual mammogram, or a gentle push to donate in the hopes of a cure, all of us are reminded that the breast cancer fight is very real.
For some of us, more real than others.
My Breast Cancer Fight Goes Far Past October
That’s one reason that I try to distract myself in October. You might have noticed I just took three back-to-back work trips. October can be a difficult reminder of things lost. Moments gone forever. People taken.
Truth be told, when November 1st comes, not much has changed. The loss is still there, ever present, though my mom has been gone for over a decade.
The holiday season presents emotional hurdles my family has had to learn to navigate. You see, my breast cancer fight goes far past October, as the daughter of a mom who bravely fought to stay here with her family, and as the granddaughter of two survivors.
Did you know 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime?
If you noticed, in my family…
- 3 Diagnosed
- 2 Survivors
- 1 Death
I know firsthand just how important the research being done is. It’s not just about awareness, but about real research being done in my own backyard and around the country thanks to organizations and companies like Susan G. Komen and Valpak. In 2018, Valpak will donate at least $50,000 to Komen and so much more.
Susan G Komen Race for the Cure® Discount
Valpak has generously provided a discount code for $5 off registration, good on the Komen run and walk events, which help raise money and make a real difference in the fight against breast cancer.
DISCOUNT CODE: Use DealPro for $5 off registration
Whether it’s the new More Than Pink Walk or the 3-Day, 60 mile, you can find events throughout the country far beyond October. In fact, the month of November offers events in Salt Lake City, Little Rock, San Diego, and Jackson (New Jersey).
Valpak KitchenAid Sweepstakes
Now through tomorrow, November 2nd, 2018, enter to win the Valpak KitchenAid Sweepstakes.
25 lucky winners will each receive a set of pink KitchenAid appliances in support of Cook for the Cure®. The set includes a stand mixer, blender, 2-speed hand blender and a 5-speed hand mixer with a total retail value of over $800.
TIP: Go through the nationwide October Valpak envelope that you received in the mail as it will also feature a special surprise for 500 lucky recipients, who will instantly win an immersion blender courtesy of KitchenAid – winners are finding a die-cut certificate shaped like an immersion blender.
Though October is gone, let’s not forget that for many families, the fight goes on year-round.
Always has. Always will.