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Think Pink – Donate & Win Giveaway 2010

think-pink-donate-and-win-badge October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as I’ve done every year since starting ALU I am helping to raise funds for a BCA charity.  This year I have selected Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a national support and education charity.

I’m asking you to support me in my goal in two ways.

1. I will be hosting my annual Comments4ACure campaign. Beginning October 20th through October 22nd every comment made on ALU will raise $1 for Living Beyond Breast Cancer up to a maximum of $150. It’s that simple. You comment, I donate.

2. How would you like to win a gift basket filled with 50+ nail polishes containing the hottest fall & holiday colors from Chanel, China Glaze, CND, MAC, OPI and more? By donating to LBBC via the Think Pink – Donate & Win Giveaway you just might be the grand prize winner or one of the 3 runner up winners.  Read on to see what you could win and how to enter!

How To Win: All I am asking for is a $5 donation to Living Beyond Breast Cancer using the secure ChipIn Widget (below). It utilizes PayPal so your information is safe.  If we all donate just $5, what a huge difference that will make. However, if you can afford more than $5 you get extra entries. 1 entry for every dollar over $5. So if you donate $6 you get 2 entries. Donate $20 get 16 entries.

You have from now until October 31st to enter. International entries are welcome. From the pool of donations I will choose, using random.org, ONE Grand Prize Winner and THREE Runner Up Winners.

Grand Prize

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Grand Prize: Chanel Khaki Vert, China Glaze Holiday Collection (all 16 colors), Color Club Enchanted Holiday Minis, CND Night Factory Duo, CND Sparkling Holiday Effects Duo, CND Sweet. Sparkling. Spicy. Creative Scentsations Set, Essie We Can Do It Pink, MAC Venomous Villains Nail Lacquers, Nicole by OPI Gossip Girl collection, OPI Burlesque Collection, Orly Tis The Season Holiday Set, Zoya Wicked & Wonderful collections

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1st Runner Up: China Glaze Merry Mint gift set, China Glaze Dreaming Of A Green Christmas gift set, CND Night Factory Duo, CND Sparkling Holiday Effects Duo, OPI Burlesque Red Shimmer Minis

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2nd Runner Up: China Glaze Party Hearty gift set, China Glaze Oh Ruby Deer gift set, CND Night Factory Duo, CND Sparkling Holiday Effects Duo, OPI Burlesque Red Shimmer Minis

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3rd Runner Up: China Glaze Celebrate In Style gift set, CND Night Factory Duo, CND Sparkling Holiday Effects Duo, OPI Burlesque Red Shimmer Minis

Pretty sweet prizes, huh? Enter to win and together we can make a difference!

Disclosure: Some prizes were donated by the brands, some were purchased by me, others are extra samples I had available to give away.

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  1. Krystal S. says:

    Just donated $20. ^_^ I donated last year as well – thank you for doing this again!

  2. Jessi says:

    I will definitely be donating again this year before it’s over. Thank you for doing this again!

  3. Tami S. says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for raising money/awareness for this cause!

  4. Kimberly says:

    Wow! I just donated $20 also. Sweet prizes :)

  5. Kistenh says:

    What a fantastic idea! Off to donate!

  6. Nat says:

    Michelle, you rock! WOW this is a great idea!

  7. Kristen says:

    Bringing breast cancer awareness into focus with a giveaway is such a fantastic idea! Money is a little tight right now but I just donated $10 to the cause.. every little bit helps!

  8. Bonnie says:

    That’s a fantastic idea. I can’t afford to donate much, but I did what I could. Thank you for raising this money for a great cause.

  9. Ashleigh says:

    This is absolutely wonderful that you’re doing this. My Aunt had breast cancer several years ago and it’s… kind of amazing to see how devestating it can be. It’s something that not only affected her, but the rest of my family as well.
    I honestly believe that through donations and working together, we can raise enough awareness about breast cancer that people will get checked, and get checked often, and we’ll be able to find an absolute cure.
    Thank you.

  10. Tiffanie says:

    This is so wonderful! Unfortunately, I lost my aunt to breast cancer and it really sucks. But any little bit we do helps tremendously. That makes me happy. Thank you!!!

  11. Denielle says:

    Just donated $10.00 – wish I could donate more! Good cause, good prizes, good luck! : ) Denielle

  12. Jaime says:

    Just donated! Great cause and I could really use the polish!!! :) Good luck to everyone!

  13. Kelley says:

    This is a great idea and talk about fantastic prizes. I just donated $15 but wish it could have been more.

  14. Pandora says:

    What a wonderful and generous idea! I just made a donation, this cause deserves it.

  15. stephanie says:

    woo just donated $10! (:

  16. LadyMorrgian says:

    Hey, I just want to say this is a great thing you are doing.

  17. Renee says:

    Just put in for you :)

  18. Elise says:

    That’s fantastic. I’m getting my new Visa card this week so as soon as it gets in by the mail, I’ll do this.

  19. Mary Jayn says:

    Just donated! Great initiative! My mother had breast cancer twice so this is a very sensitive issue for me. I’m glad I can can help and it’s even cooler that I have a chance of winning something by doing so.

    Wishing you great success with your campaign!

    MJ

  20. Hanna says:

    Great idea, well done for actually doing something instead of just talking about it as so many do. Donation made, from the UK. :)

  21. Ang. says:

    Just left my donation – good luck with the fundraising!

  22. Laura says:

    Just donated- awesome twist on a traditional giveaway! We’re all winners now! (although, I would LOVE the grand prize :P)

  23. DLFM says:

    just donated :)

  24. Ling says:

    This is such a great initiative :) Incoming donation!

  25. Scott says:

    I am in for 50.00

    What a generous thing you are doing–

    Your site has enabled me to trend colors for my wife and she loves it. I bought a color a month ago that is so close to the spring Chanel color yet to be released that she is making go back and buy more for her girl friends. I have become her secret fashion weapon–all because of your insights

    SDL

  26. Hanna M says:

    Thanks for all your efforts in this area Michelle, $20 is now winging its way from London, England.

    My mum (mom) has had breast cancer twice and two of her sisters have also had it, one of whom we sadly lost to the disease. Yes, that’s 3 sisters. So, while ‘every dollar counts’ may come across as a cliche, it really is true.

  27. melissa says:

    wow, great idea! i lost an aunt and my granmother to breast cancer. it’s great that so many people are pitching in to try to help cure such a nasty disease.

  28. Kari says:

    Donated! Good luck- I hope you raise a lot of money (and I hope I win…he he!)

  29. Winnie says:

    I just donated too! What a great idea, power in numbers!
    I lost an Aunt to breast cancer, so I’m a huge supporter of this cause. Thanks for doing this.

  30. Phung says:

    Just donated! Just started reading your blog and I look forward to every new entry!

  31. Louise says:

    Just donated too. I lost my grandmother to breast cancer, and my aunt’s a breast cancer survivor. Thank you so much for doing this.

  32. Reese says:

    Donated $10, which is as much as I can afford right now, but I’ll try to donate another $10 soon!

  33. Rachel says:

    Wow, this is great! I will definitely be participating this year, just need to transfer some cash to my Paypal :)
    I think it’s wonderful that you do this!! What a wonderful, positive way to use all of the publicity :)

  34. Lauren says:

    Cool fundraising idea, Michelle. Kudos to you!

  35. Elizabeth says:

    Hey – from a breast cancer survivor, thanks for donating to LBBC – it’s a great organization!!

  36. Danielle says:

    Breast cancer charities are close to my heart. I lost my mum when I was young so I always support when I can. As well as donating here, I donate to NBCF (the major breast cancer research centre) here in Australia. :)

    Go pink for October!

  37. Sasha says:

    Such a great idea! Just donated $10!

  38. I just donated $20.00! As you may know, my mother is a breast cancer survivor and every woman in my family has had breast cancer. I go for 2 mammograms a year and I am hoping when it my turn to have it, maybe there will be a cure! I am an avid contributor to this cause and have been for many years :0) Thanks Michelle!

  39. mari says:

    This is a great idea! Instead of going and buying the new MAC polish, I donated the money. I think my $13 is put to better use. Thanks for organizing such an easy and quick way to donate right on the site.

  40. Melissa says:

    Just submitted a small donation. I wish I could contribute more & applaud you for your creative effort to contribute to this cause!

  41. Dee says:

    15 from me, thanks for doing this

  42. Katy M says:

    Love this! I’ll be donating soon! This is my pet cause as well. I’m walking in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure (60 miles in 3 days!!!) in November.

    Thanks for raising funds AND awareness!

    If anyone’s interested, here’s a great post about doing self breast exams. http://ww5.komen.org/content.aspx?id=5310

    Hope you don’t mind the link, Michelle…

    Let’s fight this disease together!

  43. Sue says:

    Great cause, and glad to participate in honor of my mom, a survivor since 1987! Love your blog! All of the prize packages are amazing…I’d be happy with 3rd runner up if I was randomly selected. My husband thinks I have way too much nail polish already, when in reality I only have between 20-30 bottles!

  44. Danielle says:

    What fantastic prizes for a great cause!

    My darling mother-in-law survived breast cancer a couple of years ago, so this is a cause close to my heart and I’m more than happy to contribute. Thanks for including international entries too! :)

  45. Kimber Y. says:

    I donated what I could. Thanks for doing this. It’s an issue we all need to be aware about!

  46. Macca says:

    Hi Michelle,
    I only saw this today but i’ve already donated…maybe mine is the first donation from Italy??? I hope many more will follow!
    My mum had breast cancer and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone!
    Hope my donation helps, I’ve done it with all my heart!
    Thank you for this opportunity!xoxoxox

  47. Lise says:

    Nice idea for a nice cause. As every woman, I’m very concerned about it because it can happen to all of us. I just gave $25.

  48. Elena says:

    Donated! Last year too!!! :):)

  49. Wendy says:

    Good idea. Last year I also participated and ofcourse this year I will join too! Keep up the good work *pink ribbbon* :-)

  50. Reyyan says:

    Thank you so much for doing this! A relative of mine not long ago had her breast removed due to breast cancer. I think supporting this cause is extremely important.

  51. Elena says:

    Donated :)

  52. Ollie says:

    Just donated $10 :)

    This is such a good cause, so awesome of you to do it!

  53. Roula says:

    Just donated! It’s a wonderful thing you are doing :)

  54. nancy says:

    i salute you. i love your blog, i’m a polish fanatic, and more importantly support all ways to help breast cancer research and survivors. good luck with your project.

  55. Sharon says:

    This is such an amazing thing ur doing.You’ve really inspired me to contribute as well <3<3<3

  56. GreyCatGirl says:

    I’ve just donated, too. Thank you for making it so easy to help! Hugs from germany, you’re doing a great job!!!

  57. Janice says:

    Thank you for doing this – raising funds and awareness! My donation is in honor of my mom who is a breast cancer survivor.

    Good luck everyone!!!

  58. Malanie says:

    I just donated as well, in honor of grandmother!

  59. Christina says:

    Donated in memory of my grandma!

  60. Denden says:

    Donated. Thanks for working for this cause!

  61. Lauren says:

    Ack, I didn’t read the rules too well and donated $5. If I donate another dollar after the fact, will that count as $6? But really, it’s so easy to contribute to such a great cause.

  62. Jenniferx33 says:

    This is such a heart warming thing you are doing. WE CAN ALL HELP which is the best part!! :D

  63. Morgan says:

    Chipping in from NZ :)

  64. LLC says:

    I just donated in loving memory of my aunt who lost her battle with breast cancer at age 52.

  65. Mc Huggs says:

    Amazing for each comment a dollar is donated! Count me in! This is so great your doing this to raise more awareness for curing Breast Cancer. Kudos!

    Mc Huggs :)

  66. smALtY says:

    You are doing a great thing!! Donated (with hubby paypal address ;-))

  67. Angela says:

    With or without prizes this is an awesome thing to do and I am glad to help and be a part of it =)

  68. lauriestrode says:

    My grandmother was a breast cancer survivor. Unfortunately she died only two years after she had been told she was in the clear due to appendicities complications. I was 13 and have missed her most of my life – I am 38 now. In her memory I have donated, and will find some time to surf ALU and comment here and there :)

    Thanks for a wonderful initative and awesome that you take your time every year to do this.

    /Marie-Luise

  69. Katie says:

    Sounds awesome! Love the opportunity to donate. Winning these awesome prizes would just be icing on the cake!

  70. Faith says:

    What you are doing is awesome! My biggest contribution prior to this has been donations at the grocery checkout.

    I’m glad you have provided this opportunity to donate and make a difference. It is VERY generous of you to offer giveaways to your readers as an added ‘bonus’ for their contribution!

  71. finati says:

    donated :D
    Thanks for working for this cause!

  72. Shiny says:

    Thank you for doing this!!

  73. Pam says:

    Just donated. Great way to give to a good cause.

  74. Kiki says:

    Happy to donate to a good cause!

  75. Brydie says:

    Donated, wonderful idea for a wonderful cause!

  76. Tina says:

    Hey! When will we find out who is the lucky winner? (and of course the lucky runner-ups ;))

    Have a great weekend!!

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