Nancy G. Brinker made a promise to her dying sister, Susan. She would do everything she could, to end breast cancer. Susy was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33 in 1977, and died three years later. Brinker felt that if there was an awareness of the cancer and it’s treatment, maybe people like her sister would have a better chance of survival.
To fulfill her promise, Brinker founded the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in her sister’s memory in 1982. It is is now the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer and the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer with more than $1.9 billion invested to date.
For the second year in a row , Eggland’s Best has given their eggs a pink makeover. Starting in mid-September and going through mid-November, they have switched out their distinctive red “EB” stamp into a pink “EB” alongside the signature Susan G. Komen for the Cure Running Ribbon. They are also pledging a donation of $50,000 to the Susan G. Komen foundation.
I was tickled pink when I was asked to partner with with Eggglands Best to help raise awareness, and host my own EB “Pink” brunch. They also offered to host a giveaway to one lucky reader, so keep reading!
I hosted my brunch as a kick off to the Nor-Cal Think Pink community effort to promote breast cancer awareness.
Did you know that 1 out of every 8 women will be diaganosed with Breast cancer?
Early detection is the best defense – when caught and treated early, breast cancer has a 98% cure rate.
I invited some of friends over, including a breast cancer survivor. I had a buffet style brunch with everything being individual serving size portions. The menu included
Praline French Toast
Pink Ribbon Sugar Cookies
I decorated everything all pretty in pink. I have to thank Heather from the blog Chickabug for the free printables I used. She has a whole collection of printables for breast cancer awareness. I just used a fraction of what she has available, but I loved the water bottle labels and the minuture Hershey bar wraps. Check them all out!
We had some educational, yet fun games to play also. We played truth or crap, learning what was truth, and what was myth. We listed as many famous people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer that we could think of, and we played a light hearted game of who ever got caught crossing their legs, lost their pin. The person with the most pins at the end, wins.
We ate, we talked, we enjoyed each others company, all in an effort to help raise breast cancer awareness. Thank you Egglands Best for all you do to help fight the war on breast cancer.
And now for the giveaway.
Egglands Best is giving away a basket of goodies!A Brunch kit for one lucky reader.
* 2 Free Eggland’s Best Dozen coupons (Any variety- classic, cage-free, or organic)
* 1 Free Eggland’s BestHard Cooked and Peeled variety coupon
* 4 ramekins
* 1 apron
* 1 whisk
* 1 spatula
* 1 egg timer
* 1 eco bag
* 1 plush egg
For the main entry,
Tell me if breast cancer has ever touched your life? Do you know someone who has ever been diagnosed?
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You have till 10/31/11 at 9AM PST to enter and a winner will be picked shortly after. One winner will be chosen via random.org and will have 3 days to respond or a new winner will be selected. Open to residents of the USA.
This is a sponsored post. I was given a gift card, a Brunch Kit Box, and a $100 donation was made to the Susan G Koman Foundation in my name.