Magazine Monday – Blogs for Boobies Fundraiser

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Renae Curtz

Hello, friends!

Today we’re delighted to be part of the Blogs for Boobies blog hop. For those of you who do not know, Blogs for Boobies is an annual breast cancer fundraiser sponsored by Skipping Stones Design.

Breast cancer awareness is a cause that is near-and-dear to my heart. My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. One thing that really struck me during my sister’s battle was that she chose to be positive throughout. I learned so much through her example of strength and hope. I am happy to report that she is now cancer free! This wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for a team of amazing oncologists and the benefit of early detection and ongoing cancer research.

In honor of this event, I created these projects using the Cancer Schmancer and Pumpkin Seeds Sentiments stamp sets from Skipping Stones Design:

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We’ve all been affected by cancer in one way or another. Let’s band together and support this cause through this fundraiser. There are three ways to help:

1. You can help by going shopping!

For every stamp set that you purchase between now and August 23, Skipping Stones Design will donate $2 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

2. You can help by biding!

Another way you can help to raise money for the Komen Foundation is to bid on a project along the blog hop. We recommend a starting bid of $5 or more. Your bid not only includes the project but shipping to your home as well. If you are the highest bidder by 8:00 p.m. (MDT) on August 23 then you WIN!

3. You can help by telling your friends!

Help us spread the word about Blogs for Boobies. The more people that know, the more money we can raise! If you have a blog, feel free to promote it!

In ‘support’ of the Skipping Stones Design fundraiser, we’re giving away their Bras 1 and Bras 2 stamp sets to one lucky winner! Leave a comment telling us someone who has inspired you through their courageous battle with breast cancer. All comments must be received by midnight (MDT) on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

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Here’s the list of today’s blog hop participants:

Next on the hop is…Deb Felts!

Enjoy the designs and make a bid or two. This is an opportunity to take home a project from your favorite designer and fight the war against breast cancer!

Together we can make a difference!

Renae 

 

P.S. Don’t forget to participate in our August Gallery Challenge! This month we are celebrating all the amazing women in our lives that inspire us. Create and upload your girlfriend-themed projects by Aug. 30! Additionally, check out our ongoing Creativity Heals campaign for more fun ways to lend a hand.

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49 Responses to Magazine Monday – Blogs for Boobies Fundraiser

  1. Chris Cross says:

    My aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago and is cancer free. She was very humble about her experience and never complained about any part of it. She was an inspiration.

  2. Jamie Greene says:

    I can’t say that just one person has inspired me. There have been alot of women through this online community as well as in the community that i live in that have been diagnosed with breast cancer and come out on top. Hearing about there struggles and success and the stregnth that all of these women have, has inspired me so much.

  3. Amanda M says:

    Any woman who has to face this is an inspiration to me. Their strength is amazing, and wonderful. I have had family (grandmother, and aunt) who have struggled, and lost their battle with breast cancer. They were lovely women througout their lives, and left all of us admiring their courage. To anyone who has faced it themselves or otherwise, God bless you.

  4. Jodi Collins says:

    These are just gorgeous! STUNNING set!!!

  5. My sweet grandma died from breast cancer. I have several friends who have fought and won the battle and some who continue to fight. Amazing, strong, beautiful women with breasts or without – what courageous women they all are!

  6. renee says:

    My team mate in the rely for life. She is 2 yrs younger than I and a True fighter and wonderful person. She not only beat cancer but walks to to find a cure.

  7. Carol Metully says:

    My son died from testicular cancer in 2004 at the age of 30. His battle was nearly a year long and through it, I saw strength in him that surpassed what I always he had! He lives on in my heart and his passing has made me determined to fight for all cancer victims and survivors!!

    Cancer has taken so many of our loved ones. Be it breast cancer, testicular cancer or whatever type, it is important for all of us to continue giving in whatever way we can to bring us closer to an end to this horrific disease!
    Thank you Skipping Stones Design for your support!!!

  8. Lois says:

    My favorite Aunt had breast cancer and was one of the strongest women I’ve ever known. She was truly an inspiration for me as I watched her shake her fist at the disease and continued to LIVE until she passed away. My cousin was just diagnosed with breast cancer and I support her choices whatever they may be as she begins her battle of the boobs.

  9. Virginia B. says:

    I have just gone through my own fight with breast cancer for the past 8 months. The people that have inspired me the most is everyone that had to see me go throguh this fight and have been by my side supporting me and reminding me that I have so much to live for. :-)

  10. Steph H. says:

    The mom of one of my dearest friends was diagnosed with BC and treated about 7 years ago. She fought a valiant fight and was cancer free for several years. Unfortunately, she was recently revisited by the evil BC and is currently undergoing treatment again. As an employee of the Red Cross (a role she took on after retiring and finding she needed a purpose) she helps others every day. I would love to find a way to show her how much we all care beyond the occasional “atta girl.” Making her a card, and album where she can document her BC journey, with these stamps would be awesome!

  11. Patty Taylor says:

    Love the stamps and the cause!

  12. Sue O'Leary says:

    I have had several women in my life fight breast cancer,some won,some were not so lucky.Right now a good friend of mine who previously fought breast cancer, is fighting cancer in her back,and is not doing so well. She is getting tired of the pain ,the treatments and just plain tired .Please keep Sandy in your thoughts and prayers !<3

  13. auntie em says:

    There is an amazing lady whose blog I love to follow and try to check in on almost daily. She had hoped her treatments had worked and she was clear for the next few months but just received some bad news and requires more tests. She blogs and creates through everything and is always so cheerful and positive. Her work is always beautiful and crafted so skilfully. I admire her so much!
    Prayers and positive thoughts going out to all women who are fighting this disease or who are helping someone else cope or who have lost someone because of it.

  14. Chunyuan says:

    I work in public health area – women’s health more specific. So I hear alot stories about cancer and other disease. I have dear friend died from breast cancer at very young age of 30′s. I really appreciate the massage of awareness and early detection. Thanks for that.

  15. Heather says:

    My grandmother suffered from breast cancer when she was in her early thirties. She survived the cancer and is now 88 years old. I work as a nurse and see people with all types of cancer. I think that this is great that you are promoting this issue to provide awareness for the disease. Early detection is key to survival.

  16. Flo says:

    So far, knock on wood, I haven’t known anyone that had breast cancer. But anyone who battles this disease, whether she wins or loses is courageous.

  17. Susie Quebedeaux says:

    My mother in law inspied me in her fight against this horrible disease! Although she lost the fight, she fought hard and with a smile on her face! She was always had a wonderful attitude!!! Love and miss you mom!!!

  18. Heather says:

    Great Cards!!! Thanks so much for joining us in our effort to stamp out cancer!!!

    I am going to start the bidding @ $7.50 for the cards madebyme33@hotmail.com

  19. Vicki T. says:

    I don’t personally have anyone close to me who has struggled with breast cancer but as a nurse I have taken care of them first hand. I am always amazed by the strength these women and their families display. They are an inspiration right from the time they wake from surgery and are fully prepared to fight this battle with all they have.

  20. Sarah Jay says:

    I’m so glad to see this blog hop today as my mother-in-law battles cancer for a third time. I know it hurts her more than she lets on, but she has poured her extra energy into fundraising and organizing a community golf tournament.

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  22. Kim Howard says:

    My friend Kristen Martinez (you can read more of her story here: http://www.tigerlilyfoundation.org/ff7.html) has inspired me to live life to the fullest. Unfortunately Kristen lost her battle last year, but she fought hard and was a great leader.

  23. Cindi says:

    I have 3 friends who are breast cancer survivors and one
    recently diagnosed with the disease…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  24. Cindi says:

    I would love to bid $7.50 on your lovely cards…
    Thanks, Cindi

  25. wendy says:

    I lost my maternal aunt to breast cancer when I was still in grade school. She and my uncle would travel down to Houston so she could receive treatment at MD Anderson, and they would stay with us while they were here. I remember that in spite of how sick she was from the chemo, she would always be “chipper” around my sister and I, because she didn’t want us to worry about her.

  26. trena p says:

    I have worked with a dear friend of mine for 7 years and the last 2 she had been fighting this disease. Everyday is a struggle for her but no matter what, she pushes on and a hard worked anf ighter. She says she is guaranteed to beat this and we all at work learn from her everyday. She is a true fighter.

  27. Dana says:

    I actually don’t know a soul who’s had breast cancer. An acquaintance in junior high school’s mother died of breast cancer but that is the extent of my experience with it.

  28. lisa808 says:

    I have several family members who have successfully battled breast cancer. A neighbor of mine wasn’t so lucky, but she stayed positive and fought til the end. She was a real trooper. I miss her and will always remember her spunk.

  29. indy says:

    I watched a parent of one of my students battle this cancer. She was absolutely amazing–always brave and strong. She is now cancer free.

  30. Chevelle says:

    I’ve had one friend win her fight against breast cancer, and I’ve lost a friend to breast cancer-who didn’t have to die. All she had to do was go to the doctor when she first found the mass in her breast. She waited much to long and it took such a talented, charming woman from my life, and I miss her. Such a terrible disease, and we must continue the fight.

  31. Carol B says:

    My friend, Janet, was such an inspiration to me as she fought cancer with grace and hope. I miss her so much.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

  32. blue says:

    I just completed my first radiation treatment today for breast cancer. It has been a scary journey due to so many unknowns until it happens to you, but I am hopeful and now feeling more positive with each new level of experience in my journey. I lost 2 friends last year to other types, but my inspiration is my mother, who is dealing with even more than I am for 30 years! She is so strong, I only wish I could be half as strong as she is. Luv you mom!

  33. bzyPTmom says:

    I’m inspired by a co-worker-herself a health professional who after going through mastectomy, chemo etc–and then having her hubby leave her–is still going strong, working hard, back at helping others and taking care of herself and her kids!

  34. Mary Lou H says:

    I’ve lost my best friend to breast cancer. That’s how it started but spread out everywhere. She fought long and hard but it eventually won out.
    I miss her all the time. She would love the card making that we’re doing now.

  35. Dana W says:

    I have a coworker who had breast cancer, it has come back in another area, and she continues to be upbeat about it. So far her treatments are going good and we all hope that the treatment will beat it once and for all this time!

  36. Ann in PA says:

    A friend found a small lump. After telling her sisters to be sure to be checked, one sister found out she had an aggressive form of breast cancer. My friend was going through her own treatments, yet was taking her sister for her treatments. Together they got through it.

  37. I love the cards! And I’ve been wanting those bra stamps for ages! I used to sew custom bras so I love lingerie stamps!

  38. Angie says:

    My co-worker and two good friends have all battled breast cancer. I’m in awe of their courage.

  39. Scrapalajen says:

    My aunt Sue had been battling cancer for the past 2years now and it has been a very long battle for her. Some days she can’t seem to go on and some days she’s as stronger as ever! She gives me the courage to fight too in my ‘tiny’ battles. She’s my role model! Thanks Aunt Sue for everything.

  40. Tanja S. says:

    These stamps are so funny! There is a lovely lady at church that has battled breast cancer a couple of years ago and now has bowel cancer. She has been so brave and had such a strong faith through these trials, she is an inspiration to all she meets.

  41. heather garl says:

    I do have an aunt who is a cancer survivor and she certainly is a hero to me. But, whenever I hear of a child fighting this scary disease it just hits me hard. I feel so blessed that my children are healthy and I am in awe of children who fight this battle and their families that watch them.

  42. Both my parents have inspired me. They both are fighting cancer now, and doing good. We take each day as a gift from God! Thanks for the chance to honor them in this way!

  43. Susan Belanger says:

    First of all I love your cards and would like to bid $10.

    Second my inspiration comes from my grandmother, whom we lost to breast cancer when I was 12and to my sister who had an mastectomy and has now been cancer free for five years.

    Thanks!

  44. Kelly Sas says:

    I am inspired by every woman who fight breast cancer. I have had too many friends and family diagnosed with breast cancer. During my childhood my best friend lost her mom when we were only 13 years old. My grandmother died when I was 40 of breast cancer. As I write this I have two friends doing in the middle of chemo treatments to fight it. It seems like I am always praying for someone to win their battle against breast cancer. Thanks for helping the fight with this hop and auction.

  45. Tammy says:

    I have had many family members battle this awful disease. Some beat it and some did not. I am most inspired by my Mom. She won the battle by early detection, and now goes on to serve on the board for the American Cancer Society in her area! She volunteers many many hours to help others! My sister was courageous and won the battle with breast cancer! My father was not so lucky beating the disease! He fought hard though! Thanks for helping get the word out and support the fight!

  46. Tammy Valley says:

    I am a 4 year breast cancer survivor. It was found by a “cat” scan. (One of my three cats stood on the lump and wouldn’t get off until I noticed one night while I was sleeping.) My family (cats included) and friends were there for me throughout chemo, lumpectomy & radiation. I know I am so lucky! A positive attitude, loving life, and living life as normal as positive goes a long way too. ;) Stay strong everyone!

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  48. Cindi says:

    I will bid $8.50 on your lovely cards…
    Thanks, Cindi

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