Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sponsor Spots for a Cause





In Oct 2009 my mom was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma on her face. It was in the corner of where her right eye & nose meet. It was the size of the tip of your ring finger. It had some raised clear edges, nothing discolored & sometimes itched, hurt & bled. My mom never expected to hear this news, she actually went in for another spot on her side which was unrelated. My friend Shannon was the nurse and after the Dr. left the room she asked Shannon about the spot. Shannon immediately told my mom it was skin cancer. The Dr. had overlooked it when she scanned my mom with the special glasses they use. So if you suspect something and the Dr. doesn't say anything, bring it to their attention.  
 
In Nov 2009 she went to a special plastic surgeon who performed Mohs Micrographic Surgery. This has a 95-97% cure rate. My mom did go through a swollen face/nose and some black eyes. She has barely a scar and now she is very conscience of being out in the sun. She has a follow up apt at the end of this month. We are in hopes there are no other spots, but she has noticed some that she is concerned about.

Its something you never really think about until it hits home, so I would like to do my part and help raise awareness for others. With summer in full swing I think this is the best time to do so. The American cancer society estimated that in 2008 there were 8240 fatalities in the US resulting from skin cancer. While skin cancer is very serious and dangerous it is also treatable. If detected early it is almost 100% curable. It is important that people are aware of the signs of skin cancer. What looks like a mole could very well be cancer. Take the time to apply sun screen if you plan on being outdoors for an extended period of time and ask your doctor about any moles or spots you may have questions about.
 





With that being said, I would like to announce that for $5 you can purchase a sponsor spot (your blog button will be displayed on my blog for the entire month of September) that comes with a Limited Edition skin cancer ribbon Badge from my shop. All proceeds will go to the Skin Cancer Foundation.
 




It’s great advertisement for your blog, while helping out a great cause. If you don’t want a sponsor spot, you also have the option of buying just the badge. I put up separate listings for these, and they are only 4$. All proceeds will still be donated to the Skin Cancer Foundation.


CLICK HERE to be taken to the SHOP!!!
 
xoxo,
Lindsay
 
P.S Blog Party this FRIDAY!!!! Which also happens to be the day before my birthday!!! There will be lots of giveaways, Tutorials, DIY's and inspirational posts by some amazing ladies all over the blog world!! See you there! 

16 comments:

  1. That is such a sweet idea Lindsay, I am going to you shop now and snagging a spot before they are all gone! Love ya!
    xoxo~Meg

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  2. so sorry to hear that about your mum. Glad she's better now. *hugs*

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  3. Such a good idea! I love that all the blog ladies are taking on sponsors for amazing causes and not just as a source of income. It is so positive and amazing!

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  4. I love this idea!! Cancer is very prevelant in my family...my Grandfather has had skin cancer before and I just found out about it like 3 months ago... :( Also, my uncle died from brain cancer. :( So, I think this is a very awesome blossom thing you are doing. :)

    Visit my blog sometime! :) average-american-female.blogspot.com

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  5. What a great cause Lindsay! I was diagnosed with the same thing last summer. I also went in for a different spot to find out I had skin cancer. I am so happy that your mom came out so well! Keep up the awesome work Lindsay!

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  6. Thank you Linds for bringing awareness to Skin Cancer and supporting the research. Having all proceeds go 100% to this foundation is very much needed in this area.

    Thank you and everyone for your continued support and remember to wear sunscreen outdoors even in your makeup!

    Over 1 million people are diagnosed every year w/skin cancer, take precautions now to protect yourself from becoming a statistic, it's not fun.

    luv you ~
    momma

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  7. This is such a super idea Lindsay. Snagged myself a spot and bought an extra badge just for fun! My Dad has had several skin cancers and it's awesome that you are doing your part to spread awareness. Well done!

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  8. Lindsay, you are so amazing! I just bought one of the sponsor spots :) Only a few more left! This is a great cause.

    Kam

    www.campfirechicblog.blogspot.com

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  9. I am so proud of you. This is such a great thing to do. You have such a big heart and I am happy to see you sharing it with others. I hope you sell tons and tons of badges because this is such a great cause. You are truly an amazing woman. Love you

    Joseph

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  10. You have a heart of gold, sweet girl. I love how you're using your talents to help people. Man, I need to get a blog button so I can join in the fun!! Next time, I'm in. xoxo!

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  11. I think this is such a wonderful thing you are doing Lindsay!! I would also do a sponsorship if I had a button, I guess I should figure out how to do that~ Anyways, you are amazing and a continued inspiration in my life!
    Thank you!!
    Love you~

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  12. This is a great craft for this cause! Best thoughts and prayers for you mom and family!! I'm loving your blog and I'm so excited to be your newest follower! I would also like to invite you to my link party/giveaway every Friday at FrouFrouDecor! I love new friends and hope to see you there!
    ~Terrell @ FFD~

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  13. Visiting you from Friendly Friday Follow. Looking forward to getting to know you better. Stop by my blog at www.jennifersikora.blogspot.com

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  14. Happy early bday!

    I am hosting a Facebook Friday Hop on my Blog and I would love for you to enter. It is a great way to gain new followers on Facebook.

    Hope to see you there.

    Kari @ http://shining2save.com

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  15. Hey Lindsay, I'm definitely gonna do this. It is a really good cause, and I can't help but admire you for doing it :)
    Lovely blog as always.

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  16. Hi – It’s good to read such interesting stuff on the Internet as I have been able to discover here. I agree with much of what is written here and I’ll be coming back to this website again. Thanks again for posting such great reading material!!

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