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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Today's the Day

The giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered!
Today, I am walking in the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk®. It is the largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's in the nation.

I've told you all about my
Grandpa Jack, and why I'm walking. So this morning, perhaps even as you read this, I will be walking a 5K (That's 3 miles), along with my sister, my step-mother, aunt, cousins, friends. This is the largest team we have had, and I'm hoping that Grandpa Jack is proud of us. But mostly, I just hope that he knows how much we love and miss him.

I'm not going to bore you with statistics and facts today - I've already written all of those
here and here. Today, I just ask that you spend a moment thinking a good thought for us. I will be donating all revenue for the month of October to the Alzheimer's Association This may not be much, but they're getting it all. I really hope that you will consider taking some of your time (today, tomorrow, sometime this month) to click through. It won't cost you a thing, except time, and it really is for a good cause.

And, if you would like to donate to the Alzheimer's Society, I ask that you
consider supporting me in my walk today...

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Now...

Today is also the one year anniversary of my blog. (Technically, it's tomorrow, but then I would have to write two weekend posts - when I normally don't even write one, and... Oh sorry, back to the good stuff) It doesn't really feel like it's been that long, but here we are - one year later!! To celebrate, I am giving away a $25.00 gift card to JCPenney. It's not much, but it's yours, if you're the lucky winner.

Here's how to enter:

1. Post a comment on this post before October 31, 2008. I normally wouldn't make it this long, but since I'm having the contest in conjunction with my Alzheimer's fundraising efforts, the 31st it is. (Don't forget to leave an email address, so that I can notify you that you have won.) **EDITED TO ADD: Contest will close at 12:00 noon on Friday, October 31st.**

2. For two extra entries, write a blog post linking to today's post and
this one, and leave the link in a comment.

3.
Stumble this post for another extra entry.

(In fact, if you leave all that stuff in ONE comment, that will really help.)

One entry per person, the winner will be chosen at random ('cause I'm ALL about the random), and will be notified by email. I will also post it here. If the chosen winner does not respond in 3 days, I will choose another winner.

Sound fair? If you have any questions, email me (the address can be found on my
profile page)
Thank you all for a wonderful year...

262 comments:

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pearlsandchocolate.com said...

Good luck on the walk!!!

Rachel said...

You are a rockstar darlin'!
I'm so proud of you!!!!

Hope the walk went wonderfully for you and happy blogaversary

Connie said...

Good Luck with your walk!

Congrats on your Blogoversary!

Off to Stumble this post!

Lisa said...

Good for you doing the walk. I'm sure your Grandfather would be quite proud!

steenky bee said...

Good for you! Good luck. Let us know how it goes.

Dakotapam said...

Good Luck on the walk! You are an awesome and strong woman...but you knew that!

for a different kind of girl said...

By now, the walk is over, so I hope it was a wonderful day for you and your family!

Happy blogaversary!

Threeboys1mommy said...

To late to wish you well, but I hope everything went well.

Melody said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I *love* reading your blog! :-)

Burgh Baby said...

(Belated) congratulations!

Sheila said...

Good luck with the walk and Happy Blogiversary! A $25 gc to JCP will go a long way!

Sarah said...

I hope the walk was a success and that your team drew even closer!

Wendy aka Misswendiki said...

Good luck on your walk...what a deserving cause!

Adrienne S said...

What a great cause to walk for.
aeshuron@twcny.rr.com

koopermom said...

Good luck on your walk! Thanks for the giveaway!

cdziuba said...

My prayers are with you as you walk. Thanks for the giveaway, hope I win! cdziuba@aol.com

Beth said...

Happy Blogaversary! I love JCPenney...please count me in.

Thanks,
Beth

edbdbeadz[at]hotmail[dot]com

Keely said...

Good luck, what a great cause! Thanks for the giveaway!

takingupmycross said...

That's awesome that you are doing that! I'm sure it will bless so many others!

Lauren said...

Good luck with the walk!

lauren[at]tootiesbubbles[dot]com

Abby said...

Congrats on your blogaverisary!

ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the opportunity!
jana_mccraine (at) hotmail (dot) com

Amber said...

Thank you for the giveaway and please enter me!

MariaJoy said...

WoW...you are busy! :)

mariajoy@hotmail.com

Susan said...

Good for you on the walk - do well! Wonderful giveaway; you can get anything at JCP. Thanks!
sjbraun at hotmail dot com

Joclyn said...

Good Luck on walking!!!

leslie said...

What a wonderful reason to walk!
leslierose at gmail dot com

Annabeth said...

I would love to win this! I am in need of some more winter clothes! thanks.

chipshots@embarqmail.com

Apron Strings Aflutter said...

Good luck on your walk...

Happy Blogiversary...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to enter...

(I’m having a complete blog makeover giveaway as part of the carnival…http://apronstringsaflutter.com/?p=840. This is in NOW WAY a hint…purely shameless self-promotion!) ;)

rylie's mom said...

Happy bloggaversary.

Hope your walk went well.

jennem said...

My great uncle had a terrible time with Alzheimer's. I appreciate what you're doing.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Gale said...

Way to Walk! God bless your Grandfather.
We've had neighbors and friends and now my Grandma with this disease. Hoping they find a cure!

ecaria at hotmail dot com

Carey said...

What a great giveaway! That would really help with Christmas shopping! Thanks for the chance to win!

careysmile at earthlink dot net

Becca said...

Good luck! What a treat to win! Thanks! cross_home2001 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Kari said...

What a great cause for your walk! Thanks for the chance to win.

sleeslee said...

Hope your walk went well!

S. said...

Lots of luck on your walk! Thank you :)

Kathy said...

I have worked with people with Alzheimer's disease for about 8 years and I am passionate about your cause as well! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Liz said...

I hope to win so I can do some shopping! girlygirlsboutique(at)gmail(dot)com

Deborah said...

please enter me!

andsolifebegins said...

Good luck on the walk!! You are amazing for doing it! I would love to win this.

elemteacher2be @ gmail . com

LeAnna said...

I think the walk sounds like a wonderful thing to participate in. Blessings to you as you are a blessing to to others!
flowers7886 at yahoo dot com

goin-crazy said...

I hope your walk went well.That is a beautiful thing that you did.

quitecontrary1977 said...

I wish we had an Alzheimer's walk in my area. Its prevelant in my family so I want better treatment of the disease. I could very well have it some day!

FatalisFortuna said...

I hope the walk went wonderfully for you... I donated to Alzheimer's research a few months ago, I think it's about time to do it again...

Congratulations on your anniversary and thank you for the giveaway!

screamingicecube at bellsouth dot net

Pam's Pride said...

Good luck on the walk! Happy Blogaversary!

Trish said...

This would be great to have for Christmas presents!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

thank you for walking, this is a cause that hits close to home for my family. please enter me.

Mistress Meeyee said...

My grandfather that raised me died from Alzheimers 2 years ago.I took care of him til finally we put him in a home the month before he died.He was from a family of 10 kids and they all ended up getting this disease.rachelcrisman@hotmail.com

Susan said...

Good luck on the walk.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

ogarac said...

Good luck with your walk. It is a great cause!!!

MelissaW said...

What a GREAT cause. My grandfather has dementia & it's hard to see him on his "bad" days.

Thanks for the chance to win! Come check out my giveaways, too:
http://couponqueenconfessions.blogspot.com
AND
http://birth2remember.blogspot.com

April said...

This would be a great prize for Christmas shopping! Thanks!

Carrie said...

Good luck with your walk!

adorablyconfused at hotmail dot com

kmg365 said...

Terrific prize, and good for you for helping out a wonderful cause on the walk!

kmg365(at) gmail (dot) com

Cami & Martin said...

JCPenney is fun to shop at!

Kathleen said...

Thanks for the chance to win a great prize.

kport207(at)gmail(dot)com

rccalyn said...

I would love to win a GC to JCP!
-Stacy (slwilkins05@yahoo.com)

Blue Tourmaline said...

hope the walk was good! My heart goes out to your family. My grandma probably has the disease too.

Anonymous said...

I've done a similar walk. Have fun!
Kristine
kvicker at hotmail dot com

Carol said...

I lost my Grandma to this. Good luck on your walk. Thanks for a chance to win.

actsm(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

Victoria said...

good luck at the walk! thanks for the giveaway. utgal2004 at yahoo dot com

Kim said...

great contest, thanks for the chance to win.

good luck on the walk. hope you raise a lot.


email in my profile

Stacy said...

My g-pa also has Alzheimers. He calls me my moms name all the time, but he is still there.

Thanks for the giveaway!

hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

Terry said...

Congrats to you & your team on the Memory Walk.

Tiffany said...

Have a great walk day!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!
give_me_a_latte at yahoo

Connieh30 said...

Good luck on the walk and thanks for the contest.

Skywaywaver said...

Hope the walk went well!

Lisa said...

What a great cause to walk for, we did the walk for hubby's mom for years.
Stormy5475@aol.com

Elizabeth said...

What a great cause! Good luck!

LivingforGod said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks and Happy Bloggiversary!

AmandaK said...

So, how was the walk?? You are an amazing woman!!

orchestratenoise0726[at]yahoo[dot]com

KISSaholic4life said...

Good luck on your walk!

sarah said...

good giveaway! hope you did well on your walk!

Angela said...

My husbands grandma had Alzheimers and it's a terrible disease. I will have to check out the site and see if there are any walks local. Hope you did well!

3cookieday said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! Happy bloggoversary!

Rose said...

Good luck on the walk, thanks for the give away!
rose.barnsley@yahoo.com

"Vote for Ben" said...

Thanks for the contest!

Tianna said...

Congratulations on doing the walk! My grandmother had Alzheimer's too. It's so sad to see someone deteriorate and feel helpless to help. Thanks for the giveaway!

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Way to go on participating in the walk. I do one for Breast Cancer every year. Great experience.

I'd love to win the gift card...Penney's is a great store.

:)

ndisilvio at gmail dot com

M.E. said...

Happy Blogiversary!
I love JCP!
Thanks for a great giveaway!

kamewh said...

Thank you for the great giveaway!

kerin0874 (at) yahoo (dot) com

kristine said...

I hope you know you're pretty awesome! Good luck!
I would love to win this.

Bonnie said...

wishing you well on the walk.My father in law had Alzheimer's. It was really hard on all of us.He passed last yr. God bless you for what you are doing

Ashley said...

I would love to win this. It would be great for Black Friday shopping.

Good luck on your walk!

traymona said...

My grandmother had Alzheimers and it is a truly devastating disease. It takes away your identity even. My grandmother was always a true fashion plate . The hair and makeup perfect. Outfits perfectly coordinated including the shoes and purse. But the Alzheimers took that person away and left a person that wouldn't bathe, wore torn and dirty clothing and no shoes. Eventually it even robbed her of the abilty to speak. I told my children that if I ever get Alzheimers to just smother me in my sleep because I don't want to stop being me. I applaud your efforts on behalf of Alzheimers.
traymona[at]aol.com

lizzykristine @ Uplifted Eyes said...

Alzheimer's is very heartbreaking. I remember singing in nursing homes in the Alz's department. It was so precious to see people who couldn't remember their relatives but could recognize old songs...

Hope your walk went well. :)

AmandaSue said...

I think its great that you did the walk, and congrats on your your blog!

frugallm said...

congrats on your anniversary! or blogaversary or whatever it's called!!

This giftcard would come in handy for christmas.

elkmeese at yahoo dot com

4 is crazy said...

My grandma, and all the women in my family tree, had Alzheimer's. Grandma even donated her brain for science. What a great cause you are walking for!

Reeva said...

best of luck on the walk! :) and congrats on your blogiversary!!!!

The Chatty Housewife said...

Thanks for the great chance to win! chattyhousewife(at)gmail.com I know several people who's spouses have been touched by Alzheimer. You have a great cause!

margelina said...

Awesomeness...thanks!
margelina@comcast.net

Megryansmom said...

oooo thanks for the giveaway

Angie said...

That is awesome that you are walking for your Grampa Jack! It is an amazing cause...wishing you the best of luck!

Buki Family said...

happy anniversary!

Mrs. Sprinkles said...

My grandmother passed away after battling early Alzheimer's. Thanks for doing the walk.

Come enter my Amazon giveaway!

Lydia said...

Wow--good luck on your walk!

lydia.bower @ gmail.com

Christy said...

Good luck and thanks for being an advocate.

thanks,
Christy

Mommie Daze said...

Love JC Penney. Good luck with your walk. A close friend of mine just lost her mom to early onset Alzheimers. She was only 68.

david_colleen@mei.net

Chelle said...

That's very admirable that you walked for a cause. I think everyone should walk for some cause at least once...it makes you feel like you did your part to help.

And happy anniversary/bloggiversary :) That's great! Thanks for giving a giveaway!

Sunny said...

I love Pennys! They carry "talls" which is what I need.
sj3girls AT hotmail DOT com

Jaime said...

Good job on doing your walk. I have had many friends/family members suffered with alzheimers.

Congrats on your blogoversary! Great giveaway!:)

Jennifer said...

Great giveaway! Good luck with the walk!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

Marie said...

I hope it was a great walk. Both my grandparents had Alzheimer's and it was very sad.

vmlay@artsci.wust.edu

janaemadsen said...

Good luck!

Kimberly said...

Good luck on your walk. I hope that it's a huge success.

I personally haven't been touched by Alzheimer's in my family, but my heart does go out to you. Bless you for making everyone aware of the disease.

Thank you for a wonderful giveaway.

HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

Amity said...

How great that you did the walk..way to go!!

amitymatthia[at]hotmail.com

Debbie said...

We've had Alzheimers on both sides of our family. Devastating. Thank you for supporting the cause.

elmomomi said...

Happy Anniversary on your blog!
and best of luck with the walk! My thoughts are with you, although my pockets are not able to help at this time :(
it is a wonderful thing you are doing!

Denise said...

Walk proud dear one! Thanks!

Sara said...

Congratulations on the blog. Please enter me. Sararush at hotmail dot com

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I feel the pain. I had 2 grandparents with Alzeihmer. We have to stop this disease. Thank you for your efforts.
valuedcustomer(at)live(dot)com

Linda said...

I hope your walk went well. Thank you for your dedication!

Kathy said...

Hope all went well on the walk!

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Great cause. Hope the walk went well. Thanks for the chance to win.

Liz said...

Hope you walk went well! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

kagey10 said...

Good luck!
we just found out my Grandma has it, and something else... shoot the name escapes me, basically when the sun goes down so does her mood! it is really sad.

I stumbled this too!

karissag at gmail.com

Jennifer said...

My grandma has Alzheimer's, it's an awful disease. It's great that you are helping the cause!

Thanks for the giveaway, I love JcPenney's!

mattandjen[at]gmail.com

Lisa P said...

I worked with alzheimers patients for manny years very sad. Best of luck on your walk, I love the name of your blog its the same as one of my favorite movies!

Katie said...

Good luck!
katiekarr at gmail dot com

Cheri2628 said...

I hope the walk went well! Thanks for the chance to win this great prize! :-)

castings[at]mindspring[dot]com

LadyBug-Kellie said...

You are doing a great thing for a great cause! Alzheimers is a very important issue that affects so many people.

stephanie said...

My grandpa passed away a year and a half ago from Alzheimers. Good luck on the walk.


zipster81(at)juno(dot)com

Fantacy so Sweet-n-Stuff... said...

I will be praying for you on your walk! ty so much for the chance to win this g.c. and never say or feel like "it isn't much"..you have no clue how much $25 might mean to someone's Christmas shopping...when necessary that amount can go a long way! I am sure your grandpa is smiling down on you, remember that when a ray of sunshine lights your face tomorrow!

Elizabeth F. said...

Thsi would give me a head start on my Christmas Shopping! Yay. Enter me please. Happy Bloagaversary as well. :-)

oona said...

What a nice way to honor your grandfather.
Happy bloggy-versary. I would love to win this giveaway and buy my daughter a new pair of flannel jammies for Christmas!

Thank you for the generous giveaway!
foxsquirrelrabbit(at)gmail(dot)com

Karen said...

I hope all the walkers raised lots of money for the Alzheimer's cause.

Michelle said...

I'm sure Jack would be very proud of you. It's something we all need to be a little more aware of and help raise awareness about. Thanks.

Karen said...

Hope the walk went well. I'm sure your grandpa would be quite proud!


Happy Blogaversary!!!

Miranda Rat said...

Thanks for the giveaway! This one's great. :)

World's Greatest Mommy said...

We've had Alzheimer's affect our family too. Good luck on the walk!

Emily said...

Thanks for offering it!

princesslimey (at) gmail (dot) com

Greywolf73 said...

Hope your walk went well!

I've Stumbled this post also. SU name--Chaoskitty.

Thanks!

- Marybeth I. said...

good luck with your walk. I loved reading about your Grandpa. sounds like you were very close.

Nurse Mommy said...

good luck with the walk. I worked on a Alzheimer unit once when I just graduated from school....

Kara said...

What a great cause. GOod luck with the walk!
millkara [at] gmail.com

Z's Mom said...

I lost an uncle to Alzheimer's....many kudos to you for doing that walk! I hope it went well.

Tracye said...

Good luck on the walk!

You're awesome!

cylis9 said...

Good luck on the walk and thanks for the great giveaway!

Amber said...

Good luck with your walk and thanks for supporting such a great cause. :)
mommyof3inva(at)yahoo(dot)com

Aldara said...

Good luck to you and I love JCPenney

Marissa said...

Hope your walk went well. My grandfather had Alzheimers and it was a difficult road to walk. But on a happier note...I love JC Penny!! :)

Sharla said...

This is the kind of post I like to read! sharlacarbine at gmail dot com

jsc123 said...

Wishing you well on your walk.
And thank you so much for choosing such a wonderful but often misunderstood cause.
Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway.
I would LOVE to win !!

Audra said...

Whohoo! You can always find something great at Penny's Thanks so much for the AWE-some Give-oh-Way!
audrajjensen(at)msn.com

Suzie G. said...

Good luck with your walk!

toohotforturtle said...

I am sure you are doing much good with your walk and your blogging. I am sure your entire family is very proud!!

Pat said...

Happy Blogaversary! Congrats on your walk.
pkildow at gmail dot com

Karen said...

Good luck on the walk!

Sandy said...

happy blogiversary and way to go on the walk mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

ByTheBay said...

Thank you for walking! My grandma has Alzheimers and it's hard as heck on our family and on her. Way to go!

glutenfreebay at gmail.com

Estelle said...

Hope you had a good walk and a Happy 1 Year Blog Anniversary!. Thanks for participating in the Carnival!
mr_mrs_steen[at]netzero[dot]com

The Wade's said...

I lost an aunt to Alzheimers. Good luck on your walk!

PS said...

Goo luck on the walk, and happy anniversary!

babysmama said...

This disease is so scary to me. I'm very forgetful and I can't imagine loosing all my memory. All I can do is pray for the cause!

Meg said...

Wow! Hope the walk went well. Sounds like you had a great family team! Thanks.
gomeggo[at]gmail[dot]com

pshannonpr said...

Have fun walking, and thanks for the giveaway!

MaryBeth said...

Hope your walk was fun!

Mesargent813@yahoo.com

Cynthia said...

Happy Anniversary! Love your giveaway!

pam said...

I hope you had great good luck on the walk!

CrystalGB said...

Happy Blogoversary. I hope your walk went well. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lora Lease said...

Hope all went well with the walk... you are an amazing person! :)

asyouwiiiiish@gmail.com

Lisa said...

Good luck on the walk. Great prize!

lmb122@gmail.com

Leia said...

I hope your walk went well and happy blogoversary!

Cris said...

I could really use this for Christmas - thanks for the generous offer!

cl said...

Glad that your walk went well.

Amanda said...

Happy anniversary! Thanks

Tracy @ our Journey said...

Happy anniversary! ;o}

Fiddle D. Dee said...

What an awesome giveaway! Also good luck on your walk it is for a wonderful cause!

Jill said...

Congrats! on one year of blogging :)

Thank you for the Very Nice Giveaway!

Mrs. Hewett said...

I hope your walk went well. And happy Bloggaversary! Thanks for including me in your giveaway for the $25 JC Penny GC.

Crochet by Momma J said...

Great giveaway!

Marianne
mjackson(at)wwhgd(dot)com
www.crochetbymommaj.etsy.com
http://crochetbymommaj.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

Hope the walk went well! Great giveaway!

Staci said...

Hope the walk went well! I walked last year, and think it's a wonderful thing to be a part of.

Craftypiggie said...

Congrats! thank you for a great giveaway love your site hugs kat

ktjrdn said...

Thanks. and good luck. I stumbled this too.

amyd29 said...

great cause my grammy suffered from that not fun!!
ahdrad2932(at)msn(dot)com

Marlena U. said...

Congrats on the year anniversary and best of luck on the walk. What a worthy cause! m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

Desiree said...

That's a lot of walking! Thanks for the giveaway!

Melissa B. said...

I think the walk is a very good thing. God be with you and you're family.

Rebecca Graham said...

You are walking for a great cause! I just bought some Alzheimer's commenorative stamps at the post office last week! Thanks for the giveaway!

Bebemiqui said...

So glad you're walking...happy blogoversary!
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

TXsunlover said...

Such a great cause! My grandmother suffered so I know what families go through.
Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway!
proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

the schros said...

great giveaway!
katelynthames AT yahoo DOT com

rebecca said...

Thanks for walking!!


gitrecca (at) gmail (dot) com

Danetta said...

congrats and good luck!

great giveaway :)

talonsmom731 (at) gmail (dot) com

jenna said...

Hope your walk was fantastic!
Thanks for the giveaway...
frog123 (at) cyipcom (dot) net

thinkingbrain135 said...

What a wonderful cause and how wonderful of you to contribute!

thinkingbrain135 at gmail dot com

Amy said...

Good luck on your walk. You're doing a great thing.
aleach6179 AT gmail DOT com

Sandra said...

Our family has also be affected by this terrible disease. I hope the walk went well. Thank you for the generous giveaway!

owatz (AT) telus (DOT) net

sherri419 said...

My grandmother had Alzheimers and it was devastating. Now my BFFs mom has it and they had to put her in a nursing home. My prayers are with you and your family.

sherri419 at gmail dot com

samsakara said...

Good luck on the walk! It's great that your helping out such a great cause. Congrats on your blogoversary.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Lori said...

This is so wonderful that you're active for the cause. It's a terrible thing to watch this disease affect those you care about!

lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

Nicole said...

Keep up the good work!

shoreview3(at)hotmail(dot)com

Deb said...

Thanks for hosting this great giveaway, and happy anniversary. You are doing great work.

The Barnharts said...

i would love to win- i could use it!
daisy_collections(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lessa said...

Congrats on your blog's 1-year anniversary!

michelle said...

You go girl! I admire what you are doing, as we lost my aunt to Alzheimer's. It is not a pleasant way to watch someone go at all.

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

Kristin Wynder said...

what a great cause. such a sad disease.
thanks for the giveaway! i would love some christmas money!
specialk[dot]roxygirl[at]gmai[dot]com

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