Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Blogging for Blood Cancer Event

Blogging for Blood Cancer has now begun!!!!

Go to our official Blogging for Blood Cancer Event post to learn more about this exciting event, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the importance of raising awareness for blood cancer. Also learn how you could get a chance to win hundreds of dollars of prizes win.

[Start Blogging for Blood Cancer now.]

This post is now closed. The winner of the $25 Barnes & Noble Gift card is Link #65 Sammi Peters. Thank you everyone who helped us publicize this wonderful event!!!! We had more than 100 sites participating.

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If you have a blog or a website, please help us promote our “Blogging for Blood Cancer” Event. The first annual “Blogging for Blood Cancer” event will take place from August 11-18, 2008. This first time event will bring bloggers from across the United States together to raise awareness for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and its mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

The event is being hosted by Goodies for Mom in conjunction with the Friends of Heroes (FOH) National Light The Night Team of which I am a proud part. We are asking (ok ,begging) that bloggers post on your blogs throughout the event about the importance of the LLS mission, share your personal stories of those you have come to know who have been affected by blood cancer, or share some of the stories you read here and on the FOH site during the week that have touched your hearts.

All bloggers participating will have the opportunity to be entered to win prizes donated by event sponsors by leaving a Mr. Linky link on the Goodies for Mom post for the event. The event post will go up on August 11, 2008 at 8:00am. Even if you do not have a blog, visitors to the Goodies for Mom and Friends of Heroes blogs during the week will also have opportunities to win as they learn more about the importance of LLS’s research and patient services in the fight against blood cancer.

To help promote the event, anyone who puts a button or banner on their site, or writes a post about the event with a link back to this post, then leaves a link below on our Mr. Linky by midnight on August 10, 2008 will be entered for a chance to win a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card.

Here is the code for the buttons and banners:










To get you started learning about FOH, pop over to the Friends of Heroes blog and read about Courtney’s Angels, an FOH affliate team honoring a fun, incredible angel named Courtney.

Make sure to check back as prizes are added for the event. If you would like to sponsor a prize, contact me at lois(@)goodiesformom(.)com. Currently we have the following prizes lined up during the event:



68 comments:

Monica said...

Hello-my caringbridge site wouldn't let me use the html,but we posted a link and the info! Will use the html link on our carepage! (rachelannespage)

Katrina said...

I posted a link! I am also participating in the light the night walk. My Mom was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia my senior year of highschool.
She has now been in remission for a couple years. =)

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

We added the link to Mr. Linky and on my blog's sidebar! This is such a great cause!

Matt Mayo said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog to get here. I am on the Alabama/NW Florida Board of Trustees for LLS. Also particpating in a marathon as part of Team in Training. If you have any extra money laying around, I sure could use a donation.
Matt

fangirl said...

Wonderful cause and a great way to spread the word. I have added your button to my blog and Mr. Linky.

Brandi said...

This is absolutely awesome! Currently undergoing treatment for Hodgkin's, there is not a lot I can do to support the cause, such as Hikes for Discovery and the like, but blogging I can do and blogging I will do! Thank you to everyone who has already shown their support!

Marci said...

Thanks for letting me know about this. I have added your button to my blog. I am participating in the Chicago Marathon with Team in Training to raise money for LLS. MY father passed away from lymphoma about 2 1/2 years ago.

Kasey (Ethan's Mommy) said...

I'm not sure how you found me, but thank you for letting me know about your site. I will post a link to this "blogging for blood cancer" to my site now. My son was diagnosed about 3 months ago with a rare infant leukemia (JMML). He just turned 6 months old and we will be going in a few days for his long awaited cord blood transplant. Thank you for this kind of support!

Doreen said...

This is such a great cause!! I posted the button and also have a post on my blog about it. I signed the Mr. Linky! :)

Dee S. said...

Thanks for putting this together. I will pass this event on.

Sherry said...

I have add the widget to my right bar. Have a look http://iluvcontest.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

I blogged. Thank you for this event

Stacey Moore said...

what a just cause! our school is really involved in realy for life each year! thanks!

Melissa said...

thanks for doing this! my sister is a lymphoma survivor!

Belinda said...

I posted your link on my blog.
http://onebirdcage.blogspot.com/

Tammy said...

My daughter's girl scout troop just volunteered at the Relay for Life yesterday!

Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

I put up your banner. I'll post something specific later this week - Sundays are too busy around here! LOL

Carrie said...

I am *so* excited to read about this! My mom was recently diagnosed with a rare form of terminal blood cancer about 2 years ago. Then in a weird twist of fate, my husband's Grandmother was diagnosed with the same thing, exactly one year later. You hear so much about breast cancer, lung cancer, etc. and I really feel like blood cancers get left out. I cannot wait to particpate in this event. Your button will be on my site within hours. Thank you for your awareness and care!

Carrie

ahorne said...

I've added the button. What a wonderful thing - who has not been touched by cancer... anything we can do to raise awareness and help the cause is great!

The Glamorous WAHM said...

This is an awesome opportunity. Thank you!

Elaine said...

What a great cause and way to raise awareness of it. This is a fantastic way to bring people together. I'm making a blog entry to tell others about you and I'll be adding a button.

Thanks!!

Skybluefusion said...

I did a marathon in 2005 with TNT for the Luekemia and Lymphoma society and hope to do more for the cause. I added the button to the top of my blog.

3boyzmom said...

I posted the button on my blog!!

Jennifer Wiser said...

Hello
I posted a link to our family's blog - and I put the button link our website. we also have a carepage for my son - just go to carepages.com and enter his name AlexWiser. Alex is currently in remission (2 years) from a rare form of leukemia (JMML). He is 3 years old, adopted from Guatemala, and a true miracle and fighter. He has undergone chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. I am proud to be a part of anything that supports or helps funding and research for leukemia and lymphomas. We are walking in the Light the Night in Michigan in October and Alex is the honored hero for the Metro Detroit walk.
Thank you for this site!

Kim said...

hi there...
this is a great cause...
I will post a badge on my site and write a post about your event this week.....
well done !!!
Kim aka laketrees

Ginny said...

I put the banner on my blog. I also plan on blogging it at the end of the week on my main blog & my contest blog. Great cause!

I also stumbled the post, take care.

Whimsical Creations said...

I posted the link in my blog...

=) melanie
www.melaniescrafts.etsy.com
www.melaniescrafts.blogspot.com

danandmarsh said...

I have blogged of this event and giveaway here:
http://danandmarshinoz.blogspot.com/2008/07/blogging-for-blood-cancer-event.html
also put a banner in my sidebar

P.B. Smooth said...

PB Smooth will blog as she was affected by Leukemia at the age of 7. And to make matters worse due to a blood transfusion she contracted another chronic illness which caused major health complications. As a 23 year survivor of cancer she continues to fight for children affected by cancer. This blog will be participating full force!

CP said...

Wow, I just came across this site by chance. I've been the the LLS since 2003 and am currently raising money through Team in Training! So glad to see you doing this!

Sara Rose Tutus said...

I posted about it on my review blog and am putting the button on my tutu blog as well.

Prettv Posh said...

You have got to tell me how Mr. Linky works...also, I'll giveaway a couple prizes, email me.

Joyful Girl Naturals said...

Hi, I posted a banner on my blog! This is definetly a cause we should all contribute to.

momto4kidsny said...

I put up a badge on my blog! This is a good cause and all should be blogging for this cause!!

The Anderson Gang said...

I just put badge on my blog. My family has done the light the night walk as my Dad has CLL. I will be blogging all that week to raise awareness.

Kim said...

I have posted the info and banner at PoeARTica..
all the best :)

azzax said...

i am glad if i could do some sort of help to a good event

azzax said...

i also own a blog so that i help people know abt their environment .plz visit and support by donating.

Bullfrogs & Butterflies Baby Boutique said...

Fabulous cause...I'm am happy to be a part of this. I have posted the banner/link on my boutique site and my boutique blog. I would also like to participate in a giveaway. Please email me. contactus@bullfrogsandbutterfliesbabyboutique.com.

Cindi @ Moomettesgram's Musings said...

In Memory of Jimmy. 1950-1982. My post & link is up. I'm honored to raise awareness for this cause.
Moomettesgram's Musings

Lyssa said...

You are linked! You are linked on 3 of my blogs!

Shirley said...

I'm not interested in any prizes but I am more than happy to blog for the fight against blood cancer.

Duane said...

I just posted a link! Excellent idea.

Dena said...

I am blogging about this and have added the button to my sidebar. I am walking in our our LTN event in Orange City in October. This is the 2nd year that our Holiday Inn Express team has walked for this great organization. We are currently selling the LTN bears at our hotel and we really hope that we can reach our $2000 goal. KUTGW!

Watty said...

added you guys to my links on the right. Thanks so much!

My Take said...

I have featured the story of Brandi and her fight against lymphoma on my blog. I have also added the button on my sidebar.

You can count on my support.

Shireishou said...

I will write it. Its for charity. I already lost 2 of my best friends because of Leukimia and thats more than enough (the second victim die last Dec 07). I will promote it at my blog today and will write the post at the due date 17 August at same day with my country independent day. is that ok even my English is horrible? Thx

Eric S. said...

I'll continue to post about it on both blogs, and I would like to add 1000 EC's to your list. Just visit either one of my sites, and click on the contact me button to tel me how to go about it. I'm new to Entrecard, so not to familiar with how it works.

S. A. Hart said...

This is a wonderful way to raise awareness. Thanks for hosting the event! I'm participating in the Blogging for Blood Cancer Even and will put a link on my blog, The Artist's Muse at http://www.sharonahart.blogspot.com

Best of luck!

Margaret said...

Hi there! I just posted your button on my blog :) My sister was diagnosed with myleodysplasia (a pre-leukemia condition) several years ago, and while her health is good right now, I think it is SO important to get some awareness about these diseases!!

Margaret

Debutaunt said...

My readers know my love and support of the LLS. They are a great organization. I'll blog on my site and add it to the www.teamzoe.net which is our LLS fundraising site.

Great idea!

Mandy said...

My husband had Hodgkin's Lymphoma and has agreed to do a post for me on his experience with it. It should be up sometime next week.

Dallas Designing-Diva said...

Button has been added to my blog ....this is such a great cause!

Dallas Designing-Diva said...

I also added this onto my 2nd blog....in the hopes to attract more donations and "bloggers"!

Tina said...

Looking forward to participating in this event!

Sarah said...

I put a link on my sidebar. What you guys are doing is great!

Debra said...

Got you added to my blog. Thanks so much for organizing!

My Forever Child said...

What a terrific cause! I have donated a sterling silver Precious Images Round Charm and necklace chain towards the prizes.

I hope you raise a lot of money!!
Best Wishes

Tracy said...

Lois, This is wonderful. You really think outside of the box. I haven't posted in 9 months and just today finally posted something. Then I was traveling through the blogs and saw this. Of course, now I have to entries in one day! Congratulations!! I am sure this will be a wonderful event!! Way to go!

Kelly said...

Ok, my blog http://momslivingwithmetastaticbreastcancer.blogspot.com/ is only a few days old but I made a post about this and added a button (I think). I have been involved with the LLS for years. My dear friend is a blood cancer survivor!!!! Good luck.

Spice said...

This is great! I've posted it at my Pink Clover blog over at http://pinkcover.net and am on my way to post it on my Spice World blog over at http://spiceworld.us as well.

Jessie O said...

blogging about blood cancer is my life!

Holly said...

This is a GREAT cause! I had a friend who died at 16 because of Leukimia, my first boyfriend also had Leukimia and I saw what the disease does to someone and thankfully, he is still alive today and I also know a woman who had inspired me to write more poetry who is battling Hodgkins for the second time, so I am hopping on board here to join in on the blogging for this wonderful cause. Added the 125x125 button to my blog, thanks a lot!

Jinxy and Me said...

I put up your badge. What a great project!

Carolsue said...

What a wonderful cause! I posted your button on my Blog.
http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/

Kristine Michelle said...

I have put your button on my blog. What a worthwhile, wonderful cause!

jenlaser2015 said...

So great to see so many people blogging for the same cause. I hope we can all bring awareness to find a cure!
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jenlaser2015 said...

What a great way to raise awareness and find a cure! I added the button to my blog:
http://runjennyrun-jenlaser2015.blogspot.com/