Friday, October 30, 2009


As if you really needed an extra-good reason to donate to breast cancer research, here's one that's hard to beat: Small Luxury Hotels is donating a FIVE-NIGHT stay at any of its worldwide properties. Yes, you heard correct. The ONLY thing YOU need to do for a chance at winning this incredible free luxury vacation valued at $2,500 is to donate $25 or more, by Monday (my birthday) to my chosen cause.

Here's the scoop: Having lost my dad way too young after a long cancer battle, my efforts to raise money for cancer research (specifically the Breast Cancer Research Foundation) are done in his memory. These efforts also honor my mom--a two-time breast cancer survivor. Her ability to live with this dreadful disease--once a likely death sentence--is largely due to the tireless researchers funded by Evelyn Lauder's Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

My primary reason for choosing BCRF as my charity of choice is because nearly EVERY penny raised goes straight to fund the research for the CURE.

My only birthday wish this year is to continue to raise $$$ for BCRF, which like all charities, takes a hit in tough economic times. Helping BCRF fund the research needed to find a CURE in our lifetime is the best birthday gift any of my friends, colleagues, associates & loved ones worldwide could possibly give me.

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Entering the contest is SIMPLE. Just click here for details and to enter: REMEMBER: Anyone who donates more than $25 to my BIRTHDAY BREAST CANCER CAMPAIGN is automatically entered to win. Winner will be chosen at random on my birthday, Monday November 2 at 5 pm PST so get your entries in as soon as possible!

Of course, please do me a special favor and support our amazingly generous friends at Small Luxury Hotels by fanning them on Facebook and following them on Twitter

Thank you, and don't forget to click here to donate and earn a chance to win this fabulous free FIVE-night stay at any of the 500+ Small Luxury Hotels in the world!!

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  1. What a brilliant idea! I lost two grandfathers and an aunt to cancer, and I nearly lost my father to it a few years ago (thankfully he is still in remission!). I currently volunteer with Cancer Connection, an awesome nonprofit in Austin in which we visit patients in hospitals and infusion rooms and do peer-to-peer matching between cancer patients and cancer survivors or family members. It has been so rewarding. I just donated $25 and am happy to help the good cause (and happy to enter a travel-related contest at the same time). Have a lovely birthday :)

  2. Luxury and top class service are what have helped to build brands such as Sandals and Ritz Carlton. People want to know that they will be treated well while they are on vacation or if they are doing business. There is nothing worse at a hotel than being subjected to rudeness and disrespect, or having to tolerate subpar service. I think most people delight in being treated decently and having their needs met with care.

    This is an opportunity to help meet the needs of others and possibly even get something in return. Good job!

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