Friday, October 5, 2012

Sleep Pink for the Girls

I think that October ranks right up there as one of my favorite times of the year.

Fall seems to officially arrive in my area and the leaves on the trees become
50 shades of gorgeous.

October is my birthday month. (I'm turning 40, you'll be hearing more on that later)

October brings Halloween and my girls go into dress-up overdrive.

And October is 
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

My family, like so many others, has been touched by breast cancer.  
Three of my aunts are survivors.  I nag my mother like crazy to keep her exams current.

As a daughter and a mother, this topic hits home with me.  So, when I read about Estroven's Sleep Pink campaign to raise funds for the Avon walk for breast cancer, I was happy to get involved.

I spent some time with my BRF & sister-in-law Kristina last night at our own little Sleep Pink event.  
This is the photo we'll be sharing on the Estroven facebook page.

Between the two of us we have four daughters.  Mine are 11 & 8.  Hers are 2 & 7 months.
We both hope that our daughters will grow up without being touched by breast cancer.

We hope that they'll never find a scary lump or hold a friend's hand while she awaits biopsy results.  But, we know that this wish is probably too good to be true.

So, for now, we can participate in campaigns like this one.  We'll work to be sure that treatments and ultimately a cure will be effective and available for all the women and girls we love.

Baby niece Reagan... too cute for words.
During the month of October, Estroven is providing women with the necessary tools to host a Sleep Pink-themed party on The site will allow party hosts to upload photographs of their events, and for every photo, the company will pledge $100 to benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. It will also provide information to help organize the Sleep Pink parties including downloadable invitations, menopause-friendly
drink and food recipe suggestions, as well as d├ęcor and entertainment ideas.

To find out how to host an Estroven Sleep Pink-themed party and raise funds for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, visit
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Estroven. The opinions and text are all mine.

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