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mod*mom giveaway :: pink dyson vacuum
dyson is celebrating the debut of the dc07 pink by giving one away!
"Dyson is proud to support breast cancer research with the introduction of the DCO7 Pink. The limited edition vacuum, which uses Dyson’s patented cyclone technology + does not lose suction, is available exclusively at Target. Dyson + Target will donate $40 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation for every DCO7 Pink sold. Dyson understands how critical research is to the advancement of breast cancer treatment + prevention + is dedicated to supporting efforts to develop a cure in our lifetime."

as a breast cancer survivor, i'm so excited dyson is offering this giveaway prize + raising awareness that 1 in 8 women in the us will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime according to the american cancer society.

to enter to win a dyson dc07 pink vacuum, tell me in the comments how breast cancer has affected you + ways you can detect it early.
if you have a blog or website, please link to mod*mom
before midnight october 1
(include your email address or blog url, so i can contact you when you win)

by ~mod*mom~ at 22.8.07 ©


I've been wanting a Dyson for a while! It would be awesome to win! Adding Mod*mom to my blogroll...

By Anonymous Alicia, at 8/22/2007 7:01 PM  

I've wanted a Dyson for years. Having lost a friend this year to breast cancer, the Pink Dyson has my full support. If I don't win one, I'm buying one.

By Anonymous Weidknecht, at 8/22/2007 7:07 PM  

I would love to win a dyson, I've been wanting one forever and pink is favorite color

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/22/2007 7:07 PM  

I've wanted a Dyson for years. Having lost a friend this year to breast cancer, the Pink Dyson has my full support. If I don't win one, I'm buying one.

By Anonymous, at 8/22/2007 7:08 PM  

I have wanted a Dyson. Please pick me.

By Blogger Peggy, at 8/22/2007 7:10 PM  

I have wanted to get a dyson because my husband love to clean to floors daily.

By Blogger Melinda, at 8/22/2007 7:21 PM  

i have heard great things about these vacuums. Please pick me, I need a new one.

By Blogger Tammy, at 8/22/2007 7:43 PM  

Dysons are great! I would love to have one.

By Blogger Jennifer, at 8/22/2007 7:57 PM  

I would love to win one of these pick me please

By Anonymous nicole barr, at 8/22/2007 7:57 PM  

What a wonderful prize! :)

Breast Cancer has affected my life in the same way it has affected others. I've known someone to die from it. A good way to detect it early is a regular mamogram! Especially if you have a family history of it. :)

By Anonymous Anastasia, at 8/22/2007 7:59 PM  

dyson are supposed to be the best

By Anonymous, at 8/22/2007 8:20 PM  

My grandmother and aunt have both survived breast cancer. Regular mammograms and self-exams are the best ways to detect abnormalities early.

By Blogger uhhleksuh, at 8/22/2007 8:23 PM  

A wonderful aunt lost her life due to breast cancer. I am glad that the Research Foundation has done so much to raise the awareness of breast cancer and getting the word out about prevention.

By Blogger Ruth, at 8/22/2007 8:31 PM  

What a great appliance! I'd love to have one!

By Blogger Susan, at 8/22/2007 8:33 PM  

When I was a kid, my grandmother had breast cancer and had a mastectomy. I think it taught me a lot about the dangers of the world, and that we could survive them if we have courage.

By Blogger Brian, at 8/22/2007 8:37 PM  

What a great prize! Yes, breast cancer plays a part in almost everyone's life now...if not in their own, in their family or friends...for me it's been a few of my friends! I know I always check myself regularly for's a good thing to keep on top of!!

By Blogger Andrea, at 8/22/2007 8:45 PM  

My mother was diagnosed with inflammatory lymphatic breast cancer (a very aggressive strain) when she was 56. It had already spread to her lungs & liver when she was diagnosed & her life expectancy was less than 3 months. She decided she wasn't going to give up, so she fought for over 2 years. I learned a lot from her experiences & know that regular breast self-examinations & mammograms are a very important tool in early diagnosis. I truly appreciate any company that supports breast cancer research. I would love to win a pink Dyson vacuuum, that could be a daily reminder of my mothers brave fight.

By Blogger Teresa, at 8/22/2007 8:46 PM  

A good friend and professional mentor fought breast cancer a couple of years ago and won. But I was overwhelmed by what a difficult battle it was for her. I'm not yet 30, but do regular self-exams in the shower.

Thanks to Dyson and Mod*Mom for supporting the BCRF.

By Blogger The Wayes, at 8/22/2007 8:48 PM  

My aunt & my mother-in-law have both fought breast cancer. I learned that even men can get breast cancer. Self- examination (both for men & women) is important, & women should have regular mammograms for early detection. Thank you Dyson for making a pink vacuum to bring awareness of this problem.

By Blogger Gary, at 8/22/2007 8:56 PM  

I love the pink dyson!


By Blogger Julie D, at 8/22/2007 9:06 PM  

My Mom had a mastectomy 25 years ago. We were lucky she had a great doctor who detected it early. I hate getting mammograms, but I know I have to do it every year!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/22/2007 9:20 PM  

I forgot to leave my e-mail address. I'd love to win this! It's

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/22/2007 9:25 PM  

My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 53. She fought for over 2 years and passed away just before her 56th birthday. Unfortunately, my mother never was big on regular check-ups or mammagrams, but now, of course, I am.

By Blogger HilaryS, at 8/22/2007 9:40 PM  

love it!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/22/2007 9:40 PM  

I am a 5 year survivor of Inflammatory Breast Cancer, quick detection of this rapidly growing cancer is so important. This cancer strikes younger women and has grown in percentages from 1% of women to over 4% and getting higher. I was so lucky to have detected this in time,from finding a redish lump visable on my breast. I want to help women become educated about cancer and detection and preventionl

By Blogger catherine, at 8/22/2007 10:21 PM  

This is something I'd love to give to a friend.

By Anonymous Randy, at 8/22/2007 10:31 PM  

This is something I'd love to give to a friend.

By Anonymous Randy, at 8/22/2007 10:32 PM  

I'm 19 and haven't had to deal with breast cancer with any member of my family. I can only hope it stays that way for a long time. My Aunt would love the pink vacuum.

By Blogger Alexwak, at 8/22/2007 10:38 PM  

I love this vacuum

By Blogger mar, at 8/22/2007 11:00 PM  

My sister has battled breast cancer 2 times. First battle was when she was 32, the age I am now. Her second battle was last year at age 42. What a great thing Dyson is doing. The MOST important thing you can do is a breast exam monthly mid menstrual cycle. Show the love to your breasts and they will hopefully be around forever.

By Anonymous elizabeth dehart, at 8/22/2007 11:18 PM  

As a nurse, I've seen many patients affected by breast cancer. Fortunately, we have wonderfully advanced medicine and when detected early, cure rates are very high. Obviously monthly self breast exams are crucial for EVERY woman! Consistency is key. You have to no normal to detect abnormal. Diet, exercise, and other preventive measures can help but early dectectinon is crucial. Any woman with a family history should advocate for herself by obtaining routine breast exams and mammograms as appropriate.

My post is up!

jasonncaryn [at] yahoo [dot] com

By Blogger Jason and Caryn, at 8/22/2007 11:24 PM  

I was told by my doctor that I am more likely to find a lump by doing my monthly exams.

I'm not a blogger but would still like to enter.

By Anonymous Myrna, at 8/22/2007 11:37 PM  

I have been affected by more than just breast cancer in my life, my father passed away from cancer (lung/brain). My mom had skin cancer (removed, thank God) and my Grandmother had cancer. My husband's young aunt was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and had the lump removed. She went through chemo and radiation. Her experience was truly an eye-opener for me.

It is EXTREMELY important for us women to check ourselves regularly and report any abnormalities around our breasts to our doctors IMMEDIATELY. You don't know how important early detection is until you go through it yourself.

I just did a book review at my site on a book by Kathy Peel, who is an inspiration and also a breast cancer survivor.

Linking up in the morning over at

By Blogger Amy, at 8/22/2007 11:48 PM  

I would love to see if Dyson works as well as everyone says.

By Blogger Belinda, at 8/22/2007 11:59 PM  

Both of my mom's sisters have had breast cancer, one has had it twice, and survived. A friend of mine is a survivor, also.
Check for lumps every month, and don't be too shy to get something checked out by a doctor! Better safe than sorry.

By Blogger Qtpies7, at 8/23/2007 12:00 AM  

I heard these are the best!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/23/2007 1:16 AM  

Oh my goodness! That is the most beautiful vaccuum I've ever seen. I would look so cute using it!

By Blogger pamme42, at 8/23/2007 2:32 AM  

These are great vacuums, and with four dogs I need one for all the sand they bring in, not to mention the hair they shed.

By Blogger Miss Pita, at 8/23/2007 2:33 AM  

I have a sister who has survived breast cancer. Make sure you get a yearly mammogram.

By Blogger Rose, at 8/23/2007 2:37 AM  

i would lve a dyson, would make life aot easier

By Blogger agordon10, at 8/23/2007 3:40 AM  

This sucks.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/23/2007 3:47 AM  

What a great giveaway. I would love the pink dyson.

I had two Aunts and a cousin who had breast cancer. My Aunts detected it early and made a full recovery. My counsin was not so lucky. After a complete mastectomy and chemo she was cancer free for 5 yrs. Then it came back in her spine. Within 18 months she was gone. She left behind 2 grown daughters and a husband.

I had a baseline mamo when I was 28. I see my Gyno once a year and do monthly checks.

By Blogger Jessica, at 8/23/2007 4:13 AM  

I linked to both of my blogs.


By Blogger Jessica, at 8/23/2007 4:16 AM  

What a wonderful contest to have to raise continued interest regarding breast cancer.

By Blogger Sue, at 8/23/2007 4:16 AM  

My maternal grandmother died from breast cancer. I have had some issues
with lumps as well. I try to support
breast cancer research, and have wanted a dyson vacuum cleaner, so this is a good way to get a new vacuum cleaner and support a worthwhile cause too.

By Blogger Melissa, at 8/23/2007 4:56 AM  

I have been wanting one of these vacumes for some time. I love the pink color of this one.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/23/2007 5:16 AM  

Like a lot of people, I've had a close friend who died of breast cancer. Regular self exams are best for early detection. Yea for Dyson supporting such a great cause.

By Blogger Kristin, at 8/23/2007 5:20 AM  

I would love a Dyson!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/23/2007 5:24 AM  

Although I personally have not lost anyone from breast cancer, I think it's in the back of every woman's mind that she could possibly be a candidate. The Dyson is a wonderful prize!

By Blogger jwright, at 8/23/2007 5:29 AM  

I have always wanted to try a Dyson !!!

By Blogger ktgonyea, at 8/23/2007 5:40 AM  


By Blogger philpo, at 8/23/2007 5:48 AM  

I lost my Grandmother after a terrible battle with breast cancer. I am so glad to see sponsors like Dyson take up the mantle of the fight.

By Blogger tgcaros1, at 8/23/2007 5:50 AM  

Ahh, the coveted Dyson. And the cause and color make it even more so!

By Blogger Jules, at 8/23/2007 5:55 AM  

Way to go Dyson!
A good friend was diagnosed at 27. Next year will be her 5 year mark. Her cancer was found when she went in for her routine physical. The doctor found a lump.

By Blogger Heather, at 8/23/2007 5:57 AM  

my aunt died of breast cancer a few years ago and has definitely made our family more aware of early detection.

love the pink vacuume!

By Blogger lisa h., at 8/23/2007 5:59 AM  

Breast cancer has affected my life through my mother, aunt and grandmother. All survivors. But scarey... I feel like I am just waiting my turn.
Early detection is key... get an annual exam, and if you are young (I started at 25) fight the insurance company until they give it to you. At 34 they still argue with me every year about paying!

By Blogger Patty, at 8/23/2007 6:01 AM  

Even if I don't win this adorable vacuum (can vacuums Be adorable?), I plan on buying one.

What a great partnership to fight a great cause.

By Blogger Kristin, at 8/23/2007 6:04 AM  

Although I am still what I consider to be fairly young, I have had two friends diagnosed with breast cancer. I believe that awareness is key and this is just another way to do that. As for ways for early detection - self breast exams, mammograms, and self-awareness is key. In addition, we cannot live in fear. With knowledge comes power.

Great giveaway - i'd love it!


By Blogger Julie, at 8/23/2007 6:05 AM  

After my grandmother had a double masectomy due to breast cancer, I do self exams every month. Early detection is the key.

I'd love to be your winner of this Dyson!

By Blogger Steph, at 8/23/2007 6:06 AM  

I'm grateful to say that out of the two breast cancer patients in my family, they are both SURVIVORS!

Early detection! Early detection! Early detection!! Staying on top of your self-exams is so important!

By Blogger Mandy, at 8/23/2007 6:10 AM  

I've wanted one of these forever....could really use it this morning, kids just got cheerios all over the floor.
Thanks for having this contest. The reminder for breast exams are so important. We need to educate and make woman aware. What better way then with these gentle reminders. Thanks again for the contest.

By Blogger peg42, at 8/23/2007 6:13 AM  

I love the pink Dyson vacuum! I have had relatives with breast cancer, and I can truly say that it does not discriminate based on age, weight, general health, or any other factor you can think of. Self exams are a must - even if it can't be cured, you increase your chances of living longer and having more therapy options. Thanks!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/23/2007 6:19 AM  

Pink so mod it will go lovely in my pink and blue kitchen. I have an oreck but I need an upgrade.
Thanks MOD MOM. I love all that you have been doing with breast cancer awareness.
You should auction off a pink speed skating suit, you mentioned once that you used to make them for your hubby.

By Blogger Marlene, at 8/23/2007 6:19 AM  

I posted your giveaway on my blogs here:
and sent you a track back. Thank you for the giveaway and for raising breast cancer awareness. My mother-in-law had a mastectomy recently and is doing well. I can't imagine what goes through her mind on a day-to-day basis. The cancer's spread, but she seems to be in good health for now. I'm 40 and lost my Mom to colon cancer six years ago when she was only 57. Cancer robbed me of my greatest advocate and robbed her of a terrific grandson - what a waste.

I think the best early detection is monthly breast self-exams. Young women may not be suspected of having life-threatening disease because of age. This is one way women can take control of their health care. Tell your doctor if anything is not right - you may be wrong, but you may be right.

By Blogger, at 8/23/2007 6:19 AM  

Dyson's are awesome for picking up all the long hair of little girls!! Hope I win!

By Blogger Tamara, at 8/23/2007 6:27 AM  

wow now maybe my DD will do the vacuuming! its so pretty!

By Blogger zippy573, at 8/23/2007 6:30 AM  

Ohhhhh....this is soooo pretty...and I think it may be just the thing I need to get my 16 year old daughter to want to vacuum, since it can match her attire! LOL!

In addition, I have been an oncology RN for 12 years and I am an active member in the crusade for breast cancer awareness!


By Blogger kelly, at 8/23/2007 6:32 AM  

What a great looking vacuum! I love that breast cancer awareness has become so widespread over the past decade. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 43. It was such a scary thing for my entire family to go through. She's been in remission for over 10 years and as healthy as can be. Self exams are absolutely critical, easy, and best of all, free. I urge every woman to take charge of their own health and commit to doing this every month!

By Blogger Conor & Carey, at 8/23/2007 6:34 AM  

I think this is an awesome item that any company can make and offer. Regarding breast cancer it has affected several women in my family 5 women have survived and I have a wonderful neighbor who is a survivor of a double mastecomy she is an inspiration to us all.. Cancer in a whole has affect my family loosing my father in 88 at the age of 44 I know how cancer can spread and affect so many lives. I would love to win this item cause for me it represents all those who have been affected and all the lives that cancer has changed. My blog is
my email is

By Blogger OneBlessedMomof4, at 8/23/2007 6:35 AM  

I never had a chance to meet my mother-in-law, as breast cancer stole her from this world early approximately over 10 years ago. She was too young. I know my husband misses her terribly - and I have missed out on the whole mother-in-law experience. Now what Mother-in-law wouldn't want her daughter-in-law to vacuum more? I think I would with that hot lookin' pink Dyson! =-)

By Blogger The Mom of 'em, at 8/23/2007 6:36 AM  

What a great giveaway. Breast cancer scares me. I haven't had anyone close get it yet, but I make sure that my mom gets here mamograms, and this year, I will be getting my first as well.

By Blogger kipjen, at 8/23/2007 6:37 AM  

Ways to detect breast cancer: do your self exam every week I say either in the shower laying in bed or letting your husband exam you. I also feel that talking about it to your daughters, daughter in laws and friends. I have a 13 year old daughter who I have taught to examine her own body even though she is still developing there is no time that is to early where breast cancert is concerned.

By Blogger OneBlessedMomof4, at 8/23/2007 6:40 AM  

Great looking vacuum and nice that the pink can be associated with helping and thinking about breast cancer. This affects all women in some way, I have lost friends and have friends who are survivors of Breast Cancer. This is a very nice idea.

By Blogger David, at 8/23/2007 6:40 AM  

I have not been directly affected with breast cancer with family but have a friend that has survived breast cancer. Early detection by doing routine self breast exams and noticing any discolorations, pains, or anything out of the ordinary right away is KEY.

I love Target and my Dyson. I've been wanting to give my mom her own- she'd LOVE a pink one!

I've linked this on my contest page, too!


By Blogger Adventures In Babywearing, at 8/23/2007 6:41 AM  

Pink has come to mean so many things, but the breast cancer campaign is top of mind. This is not just about being seen with the fashionable pink ribbon, it is about creating awareness about a terrible disease that affects women. Timely detection helps a lot, so please do a breast exam regularly. Also take time once a year to get a proper physical evaluation done by your family physician.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/23/2007 6:48 AM  

My family and I walk every year in the Revlon Run/Walk for Women's Cancer. My grandmother died of the disease about 10 years ago, and then my aunt died about 5 years ago. We love getting together and supporting each other and helping to raise money for research to find a cure.

By Anonymous Janna, at 8/23/2007 6:54 AM  

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By Blogger lace, at 8/23/2007 6:54 AM  

I've known people with different stages of breast cancer. Ways to detect it early: self breast exam, screening mammogram, MRI - depends on age and family history

roetama at yahoo dot com

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/23/2007 6:58 AM  

I'd love to win this sweeper.

By Blogger charlotte, at 8/23/2007 6:59 AM  

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By Blogger Keri, at 8/23/2007 7:04 AM  

My Mother got me started, going every year for a check up. She doesn't have breast cancer but she knows the importance of it and the effect it can cause on people. She has showed me the importance, and I as well try to tell everyone I know to go get mammogram.

By Blogger Knepp, at 8/23/2007 7:05 AM  

My maternal grandmother died of breast cancer when I was six, and my paternal grandmother was diagnosed when I was in my twenties (she luckily beat it!). I am conscious of the affect breast cancer can have on someone who knows it's in her family makeup...knowing to do monthly exams is the best way to detect early, if you aren't the age for mammograms (or MRI's, which have now been recommended as an early detection method). I would love to show my support for finding the cure with this pink Dyson vacuum! Plus my Roomba just broke...prncss.buttercup at gmail dot com.

By Blogger Keri, at 8/23/2007 7:06 AM  

Luckily, breast cancer has never touched the life of anyone I love or care about. But, several other forms of cancer have touched my family. I think early detection is key. Although scary, finding cancer in the early stages can mean the difference between life and death.

By Blogger Brian & Arika, at 8/23/2007 7:07 AM  

I had a great-aunt who died from breast cancer when I was younger. I know that learning how to do a correct monthly exam is key in early detection.

Please enter me for this giveaway. What a great tool for reminding to do a self exam. Vacuum the floor=Check your breasts.

My post is up and you are linked in my sidebar

By Blogger lace, at 8/23/2007 7:08 AM  

My great grandmother, my great aunt and my daughter's teacher have all be stricken. Last year for the first time, we were able to participate in our first (hopefully not last!) Relay for Life events, including baking cakes decorated with pink ribbons for a bake sale. Here's to a cure!

By Blogger Carie, at 8/23/2007 7:15 AM  

My aunt is a breast cancer survivor. So is the nurse at the school I teach at. They both caught theirs very early by simply doing self exams and getting checked yearly. I'm extra glad the nurse has remained healthy - she's one of my favorite co-workers. To counter all the horror stories mothers at the school felt compelled to tell me about their own births, she came by the last day of school and assured me that I would do just fine delivering my daughter (due any day!). She said it's just like taking a really big poop. That's all. Honesty and calm like that are worth 1,000 Dysons.

By Anonymous kris, at 8/23/2007 7:20 AM  

I've always wanted a Dyson and the pink one is tops. I've lost a friend to breast cancer and others are in treatment. Count me in!

By Blogger jennifer228, at 8/23/2007 7:20 AM  

Early detection is always the key. My friend found a lump relatively early by simply doing self exams.

By Blogger Illiya, at 8/23/2007 7:33 AM  

I think it breast cancer effects all of us, we are all at risk. Having 2 daughters I fear daily that they are too. I do th monthly checks.

By Blogger mom in the know, at 8/23/2007 7:34 AM  

With breast cancer affecting members on both my mother's and father's side of the family, I would feel great using a vacuum that supported such a worthy cause.

By Blogger sarah, at 8/23/2007 7:45 AM  

After my mothers best friend past away from breast cancer when I was 18 I have tried to always remember how precious life is! She was the first person close to me to pass away and it really changed the way I viewed the world and breast cancer. I do self breast exams in the shower once a month at least always trying to do it around the same time as my cycle. Which is supposed to be a more consistent way of examining as your breast feels differently at different times in your cycle. It is also a good thing to make sure you doctor does an exam along with your regular yearly exam.
Thank you for listening!

By Blogger Happy Willow, at 8/23/2007 7:45 AM  

Doesn't everyone want a Dyson?! And how much cooler is this one because it's PINK and it supports a cause! I love, love, love it!!

Has anyone seen the hand dryer that Dyson has? I was in the McDonald's at my mall with my son and my girlfriend and her nephew, and they had this Dyson hand dryer in the bathroom that you stuck your hands into and pulled them out slowly and it dries them in 12 seconds! It was awesome and I never had to touch anything!

By Anonymous Laura, at 8/23/2007 7:56 AM  

Be aware of your body, and bring any changes, even small, to the attention of your doctor. And it's not always a lump! I noticed a little discharge, and not being pregnant or nursing, brought it up to my doctor. Within a few days, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, resulting in the loss of that breast. Today, I am perfectly healthy with no signs of recurrence. But had I blown it off, it would have spread and I might not be here today.

By Blogger apatel, at 8/23/2007 8:03 AM  

I would love one of these! I have several friends that have been affected by breast cancer -- a very dear friend of my mom's passed away about 12 years ago from it. it was very sad! And a friend of mine is a BC survivor -- she was only 32 when diagnosed.

And I'm due for my annual mammogram -- thank you for reminding me!!!

Please enter me in the contest. I'll add a link now in my blog...

By Blogger Mimi aka pz5wjj, at 8/23/2007 8:04 AM  

Thanks for supporting such a fantastic cause! My mother beat breast cancer when I was very young so this cause is very special to me!

By Blogger dakotasmom, at 8/23/2007 8:35 AM  

One of my best friends lost her mother to cancer and she, having tested positive for the breast cancer gene, will undergo a double prophylactic mastectomy in a month. I'm grateful she'll be around for many years to come, but I worry nonetheless, and cure sure would be nicer than such a radical surgery.

I also think of you often, Kristen. We've never met and probably never will, but I am grateful for your willingness to share your story with us. I know you've made me more vigilant about squeezing my lemons, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I'm certain you've saved more lives than one.

By Blogger Merrily Rolling, at 8/23/2007 8:37 AM  

Breast cancer has definately affected my and my family's life.. It's been several years since my Aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer - that was a scary time for all of us! She has been in remission for a while now and all the women in my family go for REALLY regular mammiograms!

By Blogger Ellen, at 8/23/2007 8:37 AM  

Any kind of cancer is incidious. Let's get a cure for this and all the others. Research those stem cells and other bio lines.

By Blogger Karen, at 8/23/2007 8:45 AM  

Breast cancer has affected me because my aunt Gerry died from breast cancer a very long time ago, and last year my friend was diagnosed with it also.

Self examination is probably one of the best ways for early detection. Yearly doctor visits, and a mamagram every 2 years or so, especially after fifty years of age.

By Anonymous, at 8/23/2007 8:46 AM  

My MIL and SIL have both had breast cancer scares this year. Both found lumps through monthly self exams (something I'm terrible at remembering to do). When my spouse's Aunt was diagnosed with stage three BC, I kicked my own butt for being lazy about checking. Her cancer could have been detected through self exam, but she didn't regularly check (it was found by a doctor during a physical).

By Anonymous BirdieRoark, at 8/23/2007 8:47 AM  

My great aunt died of breast cancer. My aunt and long time friend are survivors. You should do a self exam every single month. Early detection is key. I'd love to win this vacuum. It's beautiful :-)

By Blogger Corey, at 8/23/2007 8:49 AM  

Breast cancer has affected my life because my aunt died from it when I was
very young, and last year my best friend at 37 was diagnosed with it.

Early detection is key, self examination, annual doctor visits, annual
mammogram are all great ways.

By Anonymous stephanie mac donald, at 8/23/2007 8:49 AM  

Ooh! I hope I win this vacuum! My MIL is a breast cancer survivor and I'd love to give this to her as a gift!

By Blogger 3Leonards, at 8/23/2007 9:00 AM  

grandmother had a breast cancer last year
mom2maria at yahoo dot com

By Anonymous jessica, at 8/23/2007 9:04 AM  

Fantastic! Pink vacuum! and a great cause.

By Anonymous dglitter, at 8/23/2007 9:04 AM  

My grandmother, aunt and great-aunt all had breast cancer, and my dad has prostate cancer, so it seems the cancer gene runs on my dad's side of the family. Having the pink vacuum would be a daily reminder to me that early detection is key and there is support and hope out there. And I love the pink, it would go with my pink cellphone, pink handbag and pink broom!

You can reach me at or

By Blogger Bongga Mom, at 8/23/2007 9:08 AM  

My mother is a 27 year survivor of breast cancer... double mastecotomy. She had surgery in 1980 and then a year later she had the other breast removed. I saw her suffer from the pain of the cancer as well as the pain of the surgery. Her breasts were completely removed and the scars are horrible. She has drainage that was awful. But thankfully, the doctors got it all and she is still alive today.

My sister had a benign lump removed a few years later.

So with my family history, it is imperative that I keep a regular check on my breasts. Self-examination is a key. You can easily do this in the show by hold one arm up and bent over your head while you use your other hand to exam your breast for lumps that you haven't felt before. I do a self-exam monthly. So when I found a lump under my arm, I called the dr. I was given a mammogram and it was determined that the lump was a clogged milk duct. What a relief that was. Massage caused it to go away.

So whatever you do... do self-exams regularly and know your breasts... it could save your life.

side note: I am adding this contest to my Thursday Edition of Contest galore that I am writing up for my blog now. :)

By Blogger Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings, at 8/23/2007 9:30 AM  

In desperate need of a new vacuum! jennem at nyc . rr . com

By Anonymous jennifer, at 8/23/2007 9:38 AM  

I have not lost anyone to Breast cancer, and I hope I never will.. That does not stop me from wondering how more money has been spent on ad $$ in the tobacco industry than on Breast cancer research. Hopefully we will see a cure/prevention in our lifetime with continuing efforts from BCRF, not only helping women in US but world-wide. Support from Companies like Dyson make BCRF's mission real for consumers like us.

By Blogger Resh, at 8/23/2007 9:47 AM  

I love this vacuum cleaner and have a handful of pink stuff in the house to help fight breast cancer. Both my grandmother and mother-in-law had it. My grandma survived decades after her treatment and my MIL is still going strong at 76. We are so grateful that my mom so far shows no signs, although several friend's moms are survivors of this prevalent disease. Thanks for this - I'll link to you.

By Blogger WkSocMom, at 8/23/2007 9:56 AM  

What a great giveaway. My mother in law had it and is a survivor. Women should get yearly mamograms and do self checks once a month!!

kcecilio at ureach dotcom

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/23/2007 10:06 AM  

My mom died of BC when I was 12yrs old in 1986. Research and medicine have come a long ways since, but cure must be found. Thank you Dyson for supporting this cause. I would love to have a pink vacuum.

By Blogger Tenah, at 8/23/2007 10:17 AM  

My Aunt is a survivor! She is amazing and I will dedicate all my cleaning with this vaccuum to her! :)

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/23/2007 10:18 AM  

Awesome vacuum.

My mother-in-law is a breast cancer survivor. During a bad year she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to have a hysterectomy due to cancer found in her ovaries. In the end she survived with the support of her family and friends.

I found a really cool hanging card at my OB/GYN's office which has a breast cancer check on one side and a prostate cancer check on the other. It hangs from the showerhead with a hook. My husband and I can each do our personal check and it becomes a game to flip it over to the other side at least once a month!

taureau AT yahoo DOT com

By Blogger kelli, at 8/23/2007 10:19 AM  

I lost my grandmother to breast cancer. I also have a very good friend who just went through breast cancer treatment at age 43.
Do your monthly self exam ladies!!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/23/2007 11:21 AM  

Thankfully I haven't had much dealings with breast cancer but I do know the importance of self exams.

By Blogger JessicaB, at 8/23/2007 12:00 PM  

Luckily, I haven't been touched personally by breast cancer. Several of my mom's girlfriends have been diagnosed this past year but my obstinate 58 year old mother still refuses to have a mammogram. So ridiculous.

I love my Dyson but my husband "borrowed" it to use in his studio and never brought it back. I could certainly use my own, especially in daddy thief-repellent pink. It is so cool that Dyson and Target are teaming up to benefit breast cancer research.

By Blogger Naomi, at 8/23/2007 12:12 PM  

oh dear lord do i need a new vacuum cleaner...sigh

By Blogger Megan, at 8/23/2007 12:34 PM  

Breast cancer has affected me by affecting women I love - now I do the Susan G. Komen walk every year, and obsessively check my breasts once a month for lumps. And I buy products that support breast cancer research. The vacuum would complement my pink Kitchenaid mixer beautifully!

By Anonymous Susan, at 8/23/2007 12:43 PM  

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By Blogger patricia, at 8/23/2007 12:44 PM  

Cancer affected my grandma she survived not only breast cancer 40 years ago but also a brain aneurism and latelly lung cancer from which she passed, it was detected by accident while getting treatment for another aneurism in her stomack, really she did everything she could but the cancer was hidden She used to say "always monitor your body and go to your doctor, if you don't like him, change him but get checked by a profesional" thi is the best way to detect Cancer early

By Blogger patricia, at 8/23/2007 12:49 PM  

Good for Dyson to promote Breast Cancer research. I'm going into health field and several of my patients are survivors or are currently fighting.

By Anonymous Kelly, at 8/23/2007 1:29 PM  

I think it's great that Dyson is promoting breast cancer research! I've always wanted a Dyson! I've found most cheaper vacuums have a life span of about a year!

By Blogger Christine, at 8/23/2007 1:37 PM  

Wow. I will link up to this soon.

It seems as though I have many "friends whose relatives/friends" have had breast cancer. Although I haven't been affected directly, I'm sure there will be someone in my path that has been diagnosed. I am hoping that number will drop drastically each time I buy something pink, which has been a great motivator for me since I just had a baby girl!

I know that one of the ways to prevent breast cancer is to catch it in the early stages through mammograms, etc., but my favorite way to prevent is by eating more fruits and vegetables.

By Blogger jenna, at 8/23/2007 1:39 PM  

I lost my mother to breast cancer. not a single day goes by, it's been eleven years now, that I don't miss her.

By Blogger laurie, at 8/23/2007 1:49 PM  

I would love to win this adorable vacuum. It doesn't hurt that this is a Dyson as well of course!

By Blogger Tania, at 8/23/2007 2:02 PM  

I am part of a quilting guild and over the past 4 years we have had 3 members undergo surgery for the removal of their breast due to breast cancer. We have made many quilts and raffled them @ hospitals to raise $ for the care and research of breast cancer. I love that Dyson and Target are giving $ to cancer research, especially breast cancer since I have witnessed how it affects lives. [IMG][/IMG]

By Blogger Amber, at 8/23/2007 2:10 PM  

amber above email is thanks again!

By Blogger Amber, at 8/23/2007 2:14 PM  

Thankfully I haven't been personally touched by breast cancer, but I know that doesn't mean that self- exams aren't important.

A pink vacuum would remind me to do my monthly self-exam because that's as often as I vacuum - once a month!

By Blogger Miguelina., at 8/23/2007 2:15 PM  

My grandmothers, on both sides, have/had breast cancer.... It's a terrible thing! Self-exams are the best way to detect it early.

By Blogger Christine, at 8/23/2007 2:31 PM  

I would love to win this vacuum

By Blogger Ashley, at 8/23/2007 2:33 PM  

I would love to win this.

By Blogger Steve, at 8/23/2007 2:33 PM  

An aunt of mine is a breat cancer survivor, so I make sure I take care of myself to try and prevent it.

By Anonymous Chrystal Jones, at 8/23/2007 2:58 PM  

My mom is a breast cancer survivor of 10 years. I have been getting regular check-ups since I was 25. My best friend was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and is currently going through chemotherapy. I have been very active as a support person for her. I have done a lot of research on proper nutrition and health during and after chemotherapy. I support wherever I can I am hoping for a cure to save all the women in my family

By Anonymous Emily, at 8/23/2007 2:58 PM  

wow - a pink dyson - this ranks up there w/ the tv giveaway from 5MFM :-)

Breast cancer... I had a scare two yrs ago. Long story short, I did not have cancer nor was anything found wrong (praise to the Lord)! But, I had to have a mammogram and ultrasound and while I was there, met a woman that was about to undergo surgery (mastectomy). Her story broke my heart. I now wear a pink ribbon in support.
Just regular self-checks are a great way to monitor yourself! Also knowing your fam. history helps.
You're already on my blogroll :-) Thanks for another great contest.

By Blogger Mrs. H, at 8/23/2007 3:24 PM  

Even though it worked so amazingly when I first got it, I swear my dyson has lost suction...I would love to win a new one.

stigay at

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/23/2007 3:24 PM  

Breast Cancer has affected my life in the family history department. My Mom has had multiple scares and her Grandmother passed away because of it. I also have a friend whose mother has had Breast Cancer and has had a Mastectomy. She is one of the bravest people I know and is so full of life, love, and laughter! One of the BEST ways to self detect is have your Husband, Boyfriend, or significant other help! Sometimes they would notice a difference before you would!

By Anonymous Erica Jones, at 8/23/2007 3:51 PM  

I might actually WANT to vacuum with this vacuum!

My great aunt is a 30+ year survivor of breast cancer! Monthly self exams are a great way to detect any breast changes which may indicate a problem!

By Blogger Mich, at 8/23/2007 4:13 PM  

My family has a history of cancer in it's women. My great-grandmother died of unterine cancer and my grandma currently has breast cancer.

Recently my own mother found a lump. Because of our family history, she was quick to get it checked out. So far there's nothing to worry about, but the lump still exists and she has it checked frequently.

I check myself constantly, during different times of the month etc. I'm always on the lookout because I never want these things that sit on my chest to take my children's mother from them. They aren't worth it.

Alisha Cunningham

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/23/2007 4:22 PM  

Would love one of these! In Pink, what a hoot!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/23/2007 4:28 PM  

I have had a close personal friend diagnosed with breast cancer. You can detect it early with monthly self-breast exams and routine check-ups at the doctor's office. cyngreen2 at bellsouth dot net

By Anonymous Cynthia W, at 8/23/2007 5:22 PM  

I have had many friends who have survived breast cancer. I am happy to say that I have never lost anyone to breast cancer. I have heard that early detection can make a major difference if you are pro active on every level. Natalie

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/23/2007 5:39 PM  

I have had two lumps removed on two seperate occassions, both benign. So yes, self exams are the WAY to go. Thanks for this - my vacuum just broke and I was thinking I really to go get a new one!

By Blogger xiaolin momma, at 8/23/2007 6:04 PM  

I would love to win this!

By Blogger Sara, at 8/23/2007 6:11 PM  

My mother has had breast cancer which has really opened my family's eyes to the dangers but also how easy it is to prevent its malignant spread.

By Blogger String Anomaly, at 8/23/2007 6:27 PM  

My mother recently went into remission after having breast cancer. I think this would be a great way to honor her ordeal as I'm vacuuming my house. Something she would appreciate! ;)

By Anonymous Katherine, at 8/23/2007 6:40 PM  

Thank you for this great contest. I get yearly doctor checks and mammogram...had a biopsy on one breast but it turned out to be nothing. My sister passed away shortly after being diagnosed with three cancers: breast, lung,colon.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/23/2007 6:54 PM  

What a great giveaway from Dyson and for such a wonderful cause. My grandmother had breastcancer in the 80s and ultimately spread throughout her body. Treatment has come such a long way since then. What a scary disease this is. Monthly breast exams are important and we should all be doing them.
ModMom - congrats to you on being a cancer survivor!

By Anonymous, at 8/23/2007 6:55 PM  

We are in DESPERATE need of a new vacuum at our house! That's cool that Dyson is sponsoring/creating this pink vacuum -- that's great! Every year I organize a team for the Relay 4 Life, which supports all types of cancer and we host a garage sale to benefit our fundraising -- last year we raised $770 just at the garage sale! My grandmother had breast cancer and my mom has pre-cancerous calcifications, so I do monthly exams and make sure I go to my yearly appointments....I'm linking to the contest right

By Blogger we are reilly, at 8/23/2007 7:03 PM  

My mother was diagnosed last January and we thought we were going to lose her for sure. It was terrifying. I went to all her hundreds of doctor's appointments and tests and surgery and chemotherapy and radiation with her and laughed at her bald head and tried to keep her mind off herself. Like a miracle, she's recovering now.

Self exams are the best early detection and have a doctor thoroughly check anything unusual.
at_bolt@yahoo dot com

By Anonymous Anni, at 8/23/2007 7:26 PM  

My husband's grandmother beat cancer and lived a very long, happy life. He was so proud of her! She was a very strong woman.
The dyson is beautiful. How nice of a company to do this!!!!

By Blogger LeeAnn, at 8/23/2007 7:28 PM  

Thank God my aunt detected her breast cancer quickly enough to treat it (she's a 10-yr survivor this year--hurray!) Please, please do self-exams & get mammograms early. Many cities have free mammogram days for women who can't afford them. This pink vacuum is a great conversation starter--everytime a friend sees it, it'll open the door to a discussion about detection!

By Blogger Laura, at 8/23/2007 7:33 PM  

Several years ago I lost both an Aunt and a Grandmother to breast cancer. I make sure I never miss my annual exams and always do my self exams in the shower in the morning. Early detection can make all the difference!!
Jennifer G

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/23/2007 8:10 PM  

I found a lump in my breast shortly after I had my daughter. I went to the doctor right away and after an ultrasound, they diagnosed me with fibrocystic changes in both my breasts. From then on, I have been religious about giving myself exams as a preventative measure. Our neighbor died of breast cancer two years ago and left behind her nine year old daughter. I want to be around to see my daughter grow up, so I have to be diligent.

By Anonymous oona baker, at 8/23/2007 8:14 PM  

A dear friend died of breast cancer earlier this year. She fought long and hard for about 10 years, but it just kept coming back and eventually spread to her liver. You can detect it early by doing monthly self examines, yearly examines by your doctor, and mammograms once you are 40 years old.

lucycontest@gmail dot com

By Blogger Lucy, at 8/23/2007 8:17 PM  

I teach high school, and I have had several students lose their mothers to breast cancer. As therapy, we've written poems and creative short stories, and through the students solidarity in their writing, we think of ways to eradicate breast cancer, and we grieve together.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/23/2007 8:55 PM  

A friend of mine, a young mother of two, is currently fighting breast cancer. It has made me realize that the disease affects/attacks all ages. It is important to self-examine for early detection.

Thanks for letting me participate.

By Blogger Julie, at 8/23/2007 9:06 PM  

What a great idea!

By Blogger tina, at 8/23/2007 9:45 PM  

Everyone's comments are really touchingly beautiful... It's wonderful that Dyson is sponsoring Breast Cancer research in this way and through you a SURVIVOR!
My own mom has always been 'cyst-ee' and my mother-in-law had to have a lump removed. This is such a scary thing that I'm so glad you are raising awareness!
Early detection through routine self examination is key & of course the yearly mamograms.
Thanks again- I will LOVE vaccuming with a PINK Dyson!!!

By Anonymous, at 8/23/2007 10:34 PM  

I was a nurse anesthetist and once saw a woman who let her tumor go so long that it looked like a cauliflower floret coming thru her breast skin

By Anonymous, at 8/23/2007 10:49 PM  

My mother passed away when I was 18 and my siblings were 16 and 14. She had breast cancer. My grandmother, passed away when my mom was 9. She had breast cancer too. My sister found a lump in her breast and it fortunately was not breast cancer. My first cousin has had a double mastectomy. I live in constant fear of breast cancer. But I know that there are survivors out there like you that give me hope.

By Anonymous Marcie, at 8/23/2007 10:51 PM  

I have a friend who is a survivor of breast cancer. I've seen what she went through and have been going for yearly mammograms ever since!

Thank you for doing this!


By Anonymous kailani, at 8/23/2007 11:01 PM  

Breast cancer effects us all, because we are all sisters, mothers, and daughters. Self-check monthly for signs of discharge, unusual lumps, or assymetry.

By Anonymous, at 8/24/2007 1:49 AM  

Several years ago my aunt's mother in law was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was young and it was quite a scare. My aunt sent all the women in our family a magnet fridge reminder - one side is filled with our family photos to remind us of how much we love each other and the other side has a reminder monthly calendar for our self-check exams.

She also sent us a reminder to hang in our shower. This was a practical and touching gesture.

Thankfully, her mother in law, Betsy, is alive and well.

I would love to have another physical reminder as I vacuum with the pink Dyson!!!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/24/2007 3:21 AM  

My Mom and my Aunt both have had breast cancer. It keeps me thinking that I am at risk. At the age of 30, I am having to get regular mammograms because of my family history. Trusting God in whatever comes my way!!

By Blogger Tami @ Titus 2 Heart, at 8/24/2007 5:05 AM  

OH MY I would love this vaccuum.. How awesome would that be.. I linked you up!!!

By Blogger MonkeyKisses - Liz, at 8/24/2007 6:13 AM  

This vacuum is GREAT for dust mite allergies. I have loved ones who are breast cancer survivors and, sadly, some who aren't.

By Blogger Brooke, at 8/24/2007 6:15 AM  

14 cats worth of hair abounds. I'm too old for this.

By Blogger Karen, at 8/24/2007 6:15 AM  

My best friend's mom recently died of breast cancer, so I know it is so important to check yourself regularly and go for doctor checkups as well. Good for Dyson to remind us.

By Blogger Christina, at 8/24/2007 6:25 AM  

The pink Dyson is very hip. I think that it is great that more and more companies are supporting & funding research efforts. Having known several friends and family members with breast cancer (all survivors thankfully) raising awareness for prevention is key. Thanks Dyson, Target and Mod Mom.

By Blogger Mellie, at 8/24/2007 6:27 AM  

I love the pink Dyson. I had a colleague at work who did not survive breast cancer. I miss seeing her smiling face. She was 45.
It is important to do monthly self breast exams and see a doctor if any thing seems different.

By Blogger CrystalG, at 8/24/2007 6:32 AM  

Two women in my family have battled breast cancer. Self-Exams and Mammograms, ladies! So important1

I've posted about the contest!

By Blogger Mama Zen, at 8/24/2007 6:43 AM  

I'd love to win this for my sister.

My MIL is a breast cancer survivor (20 years ago). She had a masectomy. 12 years ago she was diagnosed with lymph node cancer as well. She also has breast cancer cells on her bones. She has been on various forms of chemo. off and on ever since.

I always try to do a self exam while in the shower.

By Blogger Nan, at 8/24/2007 7:22 AM  

I've always wanted a Dyson, and pink is the best.

My Great Grandmother had breast cancer in her 80's, beat it, and lived until she was 94. She was amazing!

I do self exams often.
erin dot scarborough at gmail dot com.

By Blogger citymama1, at 8/24/2007 7:27 AM  

Breast cancer has affected us all. From my friends (like you! and several other dear friends) to my grandmother, I've seen it strike far too many people. I will be HAPPY to post about this on my blog.

Crossing my fingers I win too. I've never had a Dyson!

cpamomva at hotmail dot com

By Blogger CPA Mom, at 8/24/2007 7:35 AM  

My maternal grandmother died of breast cancer and my mother just recently beat it for the second time. I credit her survival to early detection through self exams and mamograms and being aware of the risk. I learned another hard lesson though. My friend succumed to breast cancer 4 months ago after a 7 year battle. She was 38. When she initially went to the doctors after feeling a lump, they sent her home TWICE saying she was too young for breast cancer and "not to worry about it." It was too late by the time the doctors paid any attention (the tumor had grown considerably). Ladies, be your own advocate, trust your gut and make sure make the doctors address your concerns. It is YOUR body and you have to demand the care it deserves.

By Blogger agna, at 8/24/2007 7:39 AM  

I love that companies are jumping in and making a diffence in the lives of consumers. I am more willing to buy pink tennis balls and cereal to support the cause. Awareness is key to a cure.
Thank you.

By Anonymous Mandie Christenson, at 8/24/2007 7:44 AM  

My husband's aunt passed away in June after six years of battling breast cancer. She was an amazing woman!

My sisters and I have a buddy system. All it takes is asking... Did you do your monthly check???

By Blogger freckle mom, at 8/24/2007 8:08 AM  

All this pink is a great reminder to make your appointments for regular check ups. Which is a key for early detection

I have had family members who had Breast Cancer.

grams-kelley [at] sbcglobal [dot]net

By Anonymous carol k, at 8/24/2007 8:51 AM  

That's awesome, MM! My Aunt was diagnosed and is currently surviving a bout with breast cancer. Squeeze those lemons, often. I want to find someone to squeeze mine!

By Blogger Ms. Mamma, at 8/24/2007 8:54 AM  

My "second Mom" was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Thanks to a routine mammogram, things are looking good so far. Keep up with those monthly checks, ladies!

By Blogger Alisa, at 8/24/2007 9:23 AM  

I could really use this!

By Blogger lmwsly, at 8/24/2007 10:00 AM  

Great giveaway! I will post it on my blog this weekend.
My MIL had a double Mastecomy the day after my daughter was born. She is in remission.

By Blogger Corey~living and loving, at 8/24/2007 10:06 AM  

I had a cancer scare that began when I checked myself in the shower. Although it turned out to be benign that experience further cemented the importance of the self check!

By Blogger Nicole, at 8/24/2007 11:09 AM  

I have a wife and three daughters, one granddaughter. This is an issue that the women in my life deal with regularly and check themselves once a month. ANyone who thinks it doesn't affect you needs to look as far as their family. It is everywhere.

By Blogger Bill, at 8/24/2007 11:30 AM  

I am currently a nursing student and work in a hospital. I have seen so many women struggling with breast cancer. I myself decided for many reasons though this being one of them that I would breastfeed my son connor as not only is it helpful to him and his development but it lowers the chance of breastcancer as well which on its own should convience more women that breastfeeding is really amazing. Dysons are by far the best vacumn cleaner out there. My mom has one and I suffer from very bad allergies. When she comes over and vacumns my house with hers the diffrence is really amazing. The fact that they come in pink now is great and they donate to such a great cause only makes me love them more!

By Blogger Angela, at 8/24/2007 12:12 PM  

My mom is a breast cancer survivor and so was my grandmother (she went strong for 30 years after her surgery). Monthly self exams are best for early detection and since it runs in my family, I started with a baseline mammography at 35 and go every other year.

To prepare for a mammography, simply stand in front of the open refrigerator door and slam it shut on your boob. That's what it feels like.

By Blogger pamiu70, at 8/24/2007 12:14 PM  

I had a friend who won her battle with breast cancer recently and we are all over joyed. It was a scary time for a little bit, but she was amazingly strong. In her travels she told me to breastfeed my children as this helps prevent it, which I am doing. I would love one of those Dyson's, but also want to thank you for sharing such a great thing and being there for others that have to go through this.

By Blogger Romie, at 8/24/2007 12:25 PM  

What a great giveaway! My auntie is a survivor and as an over-40 mommy, I get my mammo every year and squeeze my lemons monthly.

By Blogger VenturaMom from, at 8/24/2007 1:28 PM  

I have 3 friends - in their 30s - who are not quite "survivors" since they haven't reached the 5 year mark yet without another occurrence. Two of them have young children, and it has been a earth shaking experience. My sister-in-law and two other pals are doctors at MD Anderson in Houston and are literally devoting their lives to seek a cure. God willing, they will! Those monthly home exams and an annual mammogram are your best friends.

By Blogger debra, at 8/24/2007 1:40 PM  

Thankfully breast cancer has never hit my family closely. I had a close friend that developed it when she was barely thirty. That was a wake up call for me and I check monthly when I get my "visit", it's a good memory trigger!!

By Anonymous Adena (cre82learn), at 8/24/2007 3:06 PM

Think Pink!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/24/2007 3:27 PM  

I'm all about feeling the boobies! Too many people I know have been afflicted--like you, Kristin. I say, cancer begone. How cool of Dyson to do this.

By Blogger Mom101, at 8/24/2007 3:29 PM  

My mom's friend has had an uphill battle with breast cancer for the last 3 years. Chemo has failed and she is expected to only have about 2 months as of now. She has shut away most of her friends and plans to keep working until the end. Her 14 year old daughter has no idea of this fact, and is rebelling, while her 17 year old son has just moved out to go to college. Her ex-husband's parents plan on having gaurdianship.

Something a lot of people overlook when it comes to being diagnosed is the social needs of that person. Prayers and therapy help, but without your friends and family to help pull you along, your battle seems so much harder. I wish my mom's friend would let others value her companionship before she is gone, and also that her other friends would try harder to be with her during this struggle.


By Blogger Mary, at 8/24/2007 4:04 PM  

I lost both my paternal and maternal grandmothers to breast cancer :( Regular self exams are essential... know your body and take control of your health ladies! We would absolutely love a pink Dyson!!

By Blogger Mama Erika, at 8/24/2007 4:16 PM  

I had a breast lump removed when I was 19. Luckily, it was not cancer, but it scared me and since I hit 40, I have been having yearly mammograms. I would love to win a Dyson, and I love pink!

By Anonymous Diane, at 8/24/2007 6:04 PM  

Forgot my e-mail address.

By Anonymous Diane, at 8/24/2007 6:07 PM  

My husband lost his mother to breast cancer when he was only 4 years old. My sister in law has had several scares. I do monthly self exams and check in yearly with my doctor. My sister in law at 30 is getting yearly mammograms and or ultrasounds done.

By Anonymous fidget, at 8/24/2007 8:43 PM  

My mother-in-law is a survivor and my entire kitchen is the pink Kitchen Aid breast cancer line. I love pink, and breast cancer research gets money so everyone wins! Get your mammogram yearly and do monthly exams in the shower! Any lump should be checked!!! GO PINK!!!!!!!!

By Blogger Deya Love, at 8/24/2007 8:55 PM  

Love this giveaway! While I would love the Dyson for myself, I would undoubtedly give it to my hero, my grandmother. She discovered a lump about 12 years ago, and it turned out to be breast cancer. She fought it with grace and incredible strength. Honestly, she was the one assuring everyone else it was going to be ok. I'm so happy to say that a massectomy and 12 years later, she is still cancer free, and still just as strong. I don't know what I would do without her. Mimi taught me very early to self exam and if anything feels even slightly off to have it checked...because that's what saved her life.

whether i win this or not, thank you so much for hosting this wonderful giveaway. it is humbling and inspiring to read other's stories.

By Blogger Biddy, at 8/24/2007 9:01 PM  

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