Weekend Scoop: Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk Edition

by Kay Lynn

Help me reach my goal for the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day

Last month our family had some bad news. A member was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery and is on the path to recovery but I had to wonder. Why her instead of me or any of the rest of us?

I decided to do something about it and join the fight against breast cancer and signed up for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day walk.  Selfishly, it will also motivate me to exercise regularly.

If this is a cause you’d like to support, I’d appreciate your donations to help me reach my individual fundraising goal of $2,300.  Every dollar helps so just click that Donate button above.  I’ve also added the button to the right sidebar if you want to come back later.

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Financial Samurai shares his experience using a credit card to buy a car.  Do you think it’s doable?

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Money Beagle learned events do come in threes.  I really want some of those water froggies!

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 Carnivals and Round-ups

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Carnival of Financial Camaraderie #20 @ My University Money

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Here is a list of personal finance giveaways.

Do prizes like $1,500 CASH, an iPad, a FREE vacation or a $25 Amazon gift card sound good?  Yeah, I thought so.  The Extra Money Blog is celebrating 6,000 subscribers (WOW!) and hosting this generous giveaway.  Enter before March 15th!

Funancials is giving away a $25 Walmart Gift Card just for subscribing via email.  Enter by midnight tomorrow.

I’m sure you could find a use for a $50 Amazon Gift CardSuper Frugalette has one to give away.  Enter no later than 2/29!

Young and Thrifty has 5 H &R Block tax software codes to give away to Canadian readers.  Enter in the next three days for your chance to win.

Win an iPod shuffle at Black Freelancer.  Enter this contest by February 29th.

Life and My Finances is giving away a $100 Amazon gift card.  Enter by midnight the 29th.

Another Canadian only H&R Block tax software code giveaway is at Thirty Six Months.  Three will win in this contest that ends at midnight the 28th.

Well Heeled Blog is giving away a $25 Amazon card.  Enter by March 1st.

How about a giveaway for dinner and a movie?  Enter to win gift cards for both at Surviving and Thriving by 9 pm tomorrow.

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Super Frugalette February 19, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Thanks for the mention!

Untemplater February 19, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Thanks for the mention Kay Lynn! And nice job signing up for the 3 day walk! I tear up every time I see the commercials for that on TV. Best wishes and a speedy recovery to your relative. I’m sure this is a difficult time for all of you. All the best. -Sydney

youngandthrifty February 20, 2012 at 12:41 am

Thanks for the mention I love your contest round ups.

I’m so sorry to hear that one of your family members has been diagnosed. It sounds like it was diagnosed and is being treated early and aggressively.

Derek February 20, 2012 at 4:25 am

Thanks for mentioning my $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! I love to give stuff to my readers!

PawPrint February 20, 2012 at 1:03 pm

I’m so sorry about your family member, and glad she’s on the road to recovery. When my husband was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, I, too, went through the whole “why him?” thing especially since not many guys get breast cancer. Wishing you and her good health.

Kay Lynn February 20, 2012 at 7:15 pm

PawPrint, I think not enough people know that breast cancer does hit men too. I hope you’re husband is doing well in his recovery.

Paul @ The Frugal Toad February 21, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Have a safe 3-Day walk Kay. We hope for a speedy time of healing for your family member. – Paul

Funancials February 21, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Thanks Kay Lynn- I’ll have a winner picked shortly!

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