Friday, September 30, 2011

Help Fund Free Mammograms for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Breast Cancer Site was founded to help fund free mammograms for women in need — women for whom early detection would not otherwise be possible. Since its launch in October 2000, the site has established itself as a leader in online activism and in the fight to prevent breast cancer deaths. The Breast Cancer Site provides a feel-good way to help promote awareness and prevent breast cancer deaths every day — through easy online activities.

With a simple daily click of the pink button on my sidebar, or the banner at the end of this post, visitors help provide mammograms to those in need. Visitors pay nothing. Mammograms are paid for by the The Breast Cancer Site's sponsors and distributed by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

The issue of breast cancer is painfully close to many people's hearts. Each year, 211,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and 43,300 die. Almost everyone knows someone whose life has been affected by a breast cancer diagnosis or that of a loved one.

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women ages 40 - 55. Early detection is the key to survival and better treatment options, and mammography is among the best-known methods of early detection, yet 13 million women in the U.S. over 40 have never had a mammogram.
In addition to clicking the pink "Click Every Day!" button, visitors can make early detection and survival of breast cancer possible by shopping in The Breast Cancer Site store. With each item purchased, shoppers generate funds for free mammograms for women in need. The store offers a wide array of items to show your support, including pink ribbon jewelry and apparel.

In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness month I plan to keep the "Click Every Day!" button on my sidebar through October so be sure to check back and click every day! :)

Want your own button to place on your blog or website? Go here!

The Breast Cancer Site

Saturday, September 17, 2011

2011 Walk to End Alzheimer's Photos ~ UPDATE

The Walk to End Alzheimer's was held on Saturday September 10th at Kinney Civic Plaza in Albuquerque.

During opening ceremonies, the Presentation of Colors was made by members of the fire and police departments.

And this gentleman is a fantastic choice to sing the Star Spangled Banner. Bravo!

Then, bagpipers played Amazing Grace.

These folks were all affected by Alzheimer's in various ways.
And the crowd held flowers to represent how their lives had been affected by Alzheimer's and to show honor and support.

We had the option of a 1K, 3K or 5K walk and of course we did the 5K! :)
There was a Kids Korner, K9 Korner,
Refreshments, a Raffle,
as well as other booths.
The Alzheimer's Association has received a total of $98,665 in donations and Team Perry's Termite made $369 of their $600 goal. UPDATE:  As of 11-10-11, The Alzheimer's Association has received $103,687 in donations!

Our team members were Rick, Ken, Diana, Mom and Mike. Way to go team!
Thanks again to everyone for you support and good wishes!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Go!

The 18th Annual Walk to End Alzheimer's was held on Saturday September 10th. I am working on editing my photos but imagine it will take a week or more to post some here. The Alzheimer's Association is in the process of adding up the donations that were received the day of the walk and those that may still be coming in. I will have those totals and other information from Walk Day when it becomes available. If you would still like to make a contribution, you may do so by clicking the links that appear on the right side of this blog.
And in the meantime, here is our team photo!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Get Set...

The Walk to End Alzheimer's is tomorrow, on Saturday the 10th. We are $307 away from reaching our team goal of raising $600. If you can donate please do so by clicking the links on the right side of the blog which will guide you through the process. You can also click on the appropriate spot on the thermometer which appears further down the right side.
Holly will be our Mascot in Spirit this year
A donation of any amount is appreciated!
Don't forget to watch for the photos. It may take a week or so before I will be able to post them but they will definately make an appearance here so keep your eye on this blog!
Thanks again to everyone who has donated and for everyone's support!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

On Your Mark...

The Walk to End Alzheimer's is in 1 week, on Saturday the 10th. We are still $367 away from reaching our team goal of raising $600. And I have only raised 32% of my personal goal. If you can donate please do so by clicking the links on the right side of the blog which will guide you through the process. You can also click on the appropriate spot on the thermometer which appears further down the right side.
A donation of any amount is appreciated!
And of course I will be taking lots of photos which will appear on this blog after the event so watch for those!
Thanks to everyone who has donated and for everyone's support!