We are kicking off the holiday season right with a fantastic giveaway!  To honor all of our “sisters” out there working to make breast cancer history, we are hosting a great gear giveaway with our friends from Ford Warriors in Pink.

Sisterhood is more than a relation of biology and genetics; it is solidarity among women: the empathy and loyalty created within a passionate community.  Whether you are a woman whose life has been touched by breast cancer or a friend supporting another through this difficult journey – we are all sisters.  By following the instructions below and leaving a comment telling us how you and your “sisters” Act with Love to end breast cancer, you will be entered to win a Ford Warriors in Pink Sisters-Hoodie for you and one of your “sisters.”

Love the Ford Warriors in Pink Sisters-Hoodie and want to buy one now for a holiday gift? Click on the link and you will get the discounted price of $36 (reg. $45), and the full donation amount will still apply (that’s what we call a win-win). Remember to choose Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation at checkout.

One entry per e-mail address is permitted.  The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Monday, December 17th as an update to this post, as well as on the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation’s Facebook Page and Twitter.  That’s right, come right back here on Monday, December 17th for the announcement of our winner!

  •  PRIZE: Two (2) Ford Warriors in Pink Sister-Hoodies.  Show your solidarity in the fight against breast cancer when you and one of your “sisters” wear The Sister-Hoodie.
  • TO ENTER:  Comment on this post telling us how you and your “sisters” Act with Love to end breast cancer.
  • GIVEAWAY CLOSES:  Friday, December 14th at 5pm PST/ 8pm EST or at 500 entries (whichever comes first)
  • NUMBER OF WINNERS:  One
  • PRIZE SHIPS:  This giveaway is open to individuals with a United States mailing address only.
Good Luck!

 

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15 Responses to Act with Love Sisterhood Giveaway!

  1. Colleen says:

    My sister has spent the last several years working for organizations such as the Komen Foundation, and now the Susan Love organization. I’m proud of her and I let her know!

  2. Rosemary Mathers says:

    There is not a day that goes by that I do not think about Breast Cancer. I am a survivor. I try and meet with other survivors because we are many and I want people to know we can beat this. “We are strong and we are brave we are invincible.”

  3. Trish F. says:

    I lost two of my sisters to breast cancer. There daughters have tested positive with the BRCA gene. They are my warriors. I honor them all each day for their strength in taking hold of their future. I remember my sisters with honor and love. They fought through their journey so the road ahead might be a little easier for the next generation.

  4. Kitty Hart says:

    My friends who are my “sisters” and I have walked in the SGK 3 day walk for the past three years, and those who couldn’t walk supported me with their donations and words of encouragement. I also frequently post on Facebook reminders to self check and get mammograms!

  5. Allie says:

    My sister came cross country to help through my breast cancer only to return home to be diagnosed herself. These past two years we have walked this path cross country seperate in distance together in spirit. We have met and friended some many wonderful souls both male and female w breast cancer and for their kindness and spirit we will be forever grateful

  6. Vera says:

    I have battled breast cancer for 10 years. Upon my diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer last year, a woman I knew handed me a very beautiful bracelet with pink crystals and the pink ribbon charm. She had been given the bracelet by a nurse who helped her get through a deeply frightening cancer scare. The nurse had said it was a ‘pay it forward’ bracelet – it represented the love, care, and hope of women everywhere for one another in the fight against breast cancer. The bracelet was never to be truly owned; instead, it was to be kept for its strength and encouragement, then passed along.

    I wore this beautiful bracelet during my treatment this past year, to remind me that I was never alone.

    In November, my oncologist declared that treatment was working – there is no active cancer, the cells have died off and I am now in remission. I knew that it was time to find a new recipient for the bracelet. But who would need the same encouragement that I received?

    I had attended a cancer retreat a few months ago. At the retreat’s reunion, a young, vibrant 1-year survivor shared her story of stepping forward to support a newly-diagnosed woman whom she met at the breast cancer walk. It was as if she was looking in a mirror, offering encouragement to another in the exact place where she had been a year ago. It was a profound moment for her, and a beautiful opportunity to pass along her hope.

    Sister warriors can’t see a need for new hope, and just keep silent. I decided to pass the bracelet along to her. She will wear it and gain the strength of its sisterhood, then pass it along to the newly-diagnosed friend when next they meet.

    I am honored and humbled to have worn a symbol of our fight, of solidarity and hope, and of never, ever allowing another to go through this terrible disease alone. We are a sisterhood, and there is strength in our numbers. Cancer is destructive and devastating, but it will never take away our spirit of hope and love for one another.

  7. Thelma says:

    I along with four sisters and my mother were diagnosed with breast cancer. We act with “LOVE” by raising funds for screening and treatment by participating in breast cancer organizations such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Breast Cancer Research Foundation. We act with “LOVE” by participating in studies through Susan Love and the local Comprehensive Cancer Society. We act with “LOVE” by sharing our story and sharing the lifesaving message of early detection. We act with “LOVE” by being an examples of the possibilities and the promise of life after breast cancer.

  8. Annmarie says:

    I have so many amazing friends, my family has been my rock but my warrior sister they get me through. There is something about the cancer connection that is needed for mental, emotional and physical strength. They get it, really get what you’re feeling but know to not just say “you will be fine”. My “survivor sisters” are what cancer gave me, I love every one of them!

  9. My sisters (and an occasional brother) and I keep in touch on Facebook on daily basis. We laugh and cry together. We cheer each other on. We listen, and offer advise if asked. Otherwise, we just listen.

    We applaud everyone’s ups and try to make their downs a little easier to handle. We mourn when we lose a friend, and celebrate when good things happen one of us.

    Having these friends in my life helps on bad days and brightens days that are already good. I love my friends, sisters and brothers alike.

  10. Colette says:

    My “breasties” keep me going. Metastatic breast cancer takes so much from us…energy, hair, body parts, friends, employment, etc. The sisters in my support group GIVE, GIVE, GIVE. We rejoice with each other’s good scans and cry with each other over more complications or the loss of one of our own. Whether it’s sharing a funny posting or HOPE…day or night…we are always there for each other from all parts of the globe. So, when it comes time to drum up dollars for research, we band together and get the word out to save US!

  11. Beverly Vote says:

    The pink sisterhood taught me new dimensions about love, compassionate and unconditional love. This love made all the difference for changing my life. If it weren’t for three perfect (and they turned out to be perfect to me at my time of need in my life) strangers who reached out to me, I feel it was because of these three women who showed me how valuable support and inspiration from fellow survivors was, is why I am alive today. I feel I can’t share this hope enough with the world, I am so grateful for the pink sisters of the world, together we are making a difference, Together, we are COMPASSION and LOVE in action, and helping to change the face of breast cancer by reaching out to others in their time of need. Because this support was so important to me when I was facing my life’s greatest challenge is why I created a magazine specifically for women facing this disease so that they wouldn’t feel alone or unsupported. The stories from others facing breast cancer bring hope and inspiration, spreading love one story at a time.

  12. Life is change. Growth is optional.
    by Ana Maria on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 12:09pm ·
    I have strived for most everything negative that has happened in my life not to define me. However, sometimes in the haste to disassociate from “bad things” and build my own bridges to a happy life, where nothing negative has happened, I have moved past “life changing events” just going through the adjustment and buried away the event. As my closest friends & family know, my incredibly bad memory helps me do this, but it is also something I have put in place as a defense mechanism. If my heart is broken – I literally delete and burn the pain away, I consistently forget sad things and remember the good stuff… However, since my 30th birthday, probably the most miserable one ever- it was spent in bed sick – life has not allowed me to dismiss events. It has actually made them so impactful that I have had to chew, digest, and accept them without being able to just store them away in a inaccessible drawer of my brain.

    But… again, it is me and, although sometimes I do not succeed in holding it together, for the most part, my talent of seeing the silver living has helped me deal with my two cancers in one year, which resulted in my hysterectomy and my bilateral mastectomy + chemo, and the previous transitions that now I understand as more than just incredibly painful moments and separations.

    I say MY cancers because they are only mine- no one will ever have my cancer or have the surgeries and chemotherapy, sickness, pain or happiness and sadness that I have had and have to overcome. I have established ownership of these events and decided to keep them in my awareness. They are part of who I am and my understanding of them is now linked to my person.

    Fact: I couldn’t very well burn away the scars nor the fact that I can’t carry a fetus, neither could I not realize that my life, although simpler than what it is now, will never be the same.

    More Facts:
    I am:
    …cancer free
    …undergoing chemo to make sure it doesn’t come back.
    …aware that my hair will not all fall out at once- it becomes like a baby bird and will grow back a month after chemo ends
    …in control of how I feel health wise most of the time because there are things you can do to counteract chemo,
    …LUCKY- because I have had an amazing network of people around the world that have helped me and given me support
    …not going to act like everything is normal but I refuse to be sad because I am becoming healthy
    … aware that this is hard for people that love me but there is a reason you are loving me through this- I just can’t tell you what your lesson might be, I wish I could.
    … aware again that those who love me in the future will have to move past societal convictions of women and just love me for everything I am, and not.
    … 100% sure laughter, love & compassion are things we chose to have in our lives- and I will always choose to have them.

    Almost two years ago when I had the shitty birthday- I had an entirely different perspective on who & where I was, what I wanted and what the future held. I know now that who I am is an ever-changing growing no one, whose problems are only dots in an infinite chain of people and their situations who get to be in the world for a limited amount of time and wake up every morning to make the choice to be happy or sad. I have learned that the only true thing I want is to become a better person every day- more patient, kinder, show more love, forgiveness, empathy, acceptance, unbiased knowledge and take every chance to make the person next to me smile. This last one is actually selfish- because other people smiling makes me happy and hearing people laugh makes me laugh and seeing love makes me give more love…

    As to the future I have also realized, we can plan as much as we want, but we don’t really have control over what happens- that dotted line is not a connect the dots, it isn’t Morse code, they are little bumps in the road that can help us take one direction or another or just make everything halt.

    I have not let my cancers halt my movement forward for more than just a self check: I am still Ana-María; I am a good person; I am still fun; I still laugh and sing the wrong words to songs; I still have the need to see the world; I still want adventures; I still want & believe in true love; I still want everyone to be happy; I still meet people and believe they are innately good; I am still an idealist; I still have a temper; I a still not perfect; I still cry when I’m happy and sad; I will still do little things to make a stranger’s day better. OK- Check Check Check.. I am still me.

  13. Beth says:

    The ties of sisterhood bond us in a fight to both end breast cancer as well as support other young survivors through a lifetime journey of fear and hope. Some women survive, some thrive, and others endure through hardship unimaginable to those who have not previously passed through the road mercifulness less traveled. Isolated from peers, balancing careers and young families, struggling financially through treatment, and dealing with real life and death situations are par for the course. Far too many sisters share this journey, but a special few make a huge difference. I’d like to nominate two of my fellow young survivors for this honor. Debbie, who started a foundation called Pink Daisy Project that provides financial support to young women facing breast cancer and Sally, who every year in October starts a 31 day campaign of awareness aimed at raising money to support the Pink Daisy Project and Metavivor. Warriors through and through, these women help provide hope to women when they need it most, as well as raise money to help lobby for additional funds to help those with metastatic disease. I’m honored to call these women sisters, and believe they are two women most deserving of the title “Warriors in Pink”

  14. Suzanne Gavigan says:

    My sister and I both donated our tissue to a sister’s study after we were both diagnosed with stage 2 ER/PR positive grade 3 rumors requiring mastectomy and chemo(at age 37 and 44). We both tested BRACA negative and pray for more genetic research for our sisters and nieces.

  15. DSLRF says:

    Thank you to all who participated in this giveaway opportunity. We appreciate each and everyone of you for sharing your personal stories and telling us how you and your “sisters” have and continue to Act with Love to end breast cancer. Now it is time to announce our lucky winner!

    And the winner is….. Anna Maria Medina! As the winner of this contest, you will receive a Ford Warriors in Pink Sister-hoodie for you and one of your “sisters”.

    Congratulations!!!

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