Brown Bow Gifts – review/giveaway – ENDED

October is breast cancer awareness month.  It is a time to celebrate the survivors, cheer those on that are still in the midst of their battle, and remember those who fought the hard fight but tragically lost the battle.  The stastics for those who are diagnoised with breast cancer are staggering at 1.3 million diagnoised a year with about 465,000 deaths resulting.  There are good chances that you know someone who will be affected by breast cancer at some point in their lifetime.
Pictured above is my mother, four years ago we got the news that shook our entire world, she had breast cancer. We cried together, we laughed together, we comforted each other, we grew closer but we did not need breast cancer to do any of that.  My mother underwent a masectomy to help beat the beast then after her surgery she had to have radiation therapy to ensure that the cancer was gone for good, the only problem was the nearest cancer center to us was four hours away so she underwent 14 weeks of treatment living away from home with my cousin mon-fri and only coming home to see her kids and grandkids on the weekends, and that there was no concern of it growing.  Luckily this year my mother is not four years in remission and after one more year they say her chances are very good that she will have beat the beast for good.  Unfortunatly though each time she has to have a mamamogram we sit on pins and needles awaiting the news that she is ok, that it is not happening again so far so good so please keep her in your thoughts that we can make one more year with no more cancer.
My mother in law also had breast cancer, fortunatly she did not have undergo a masectomy just a surgery to remove the lump she did not even have to undergo chemo and they thought that all the cancer was gone….they thought wrong.  The cancer came back a second time, this time she had surgery to remove the lump and then had to undergo chemotherapy and suffered all the terrible side effects including illness, loss of hair some days she was so sick she couldn’t get out of bed.  This all happened before I met my husband 12 years ago and here we are years later and I can proudly say that two of the women I use as strong role models in my life are still survivors.

The Brown Bow Gift Co. was generous enough to send me a breast cancer carry all tote to write this review around.  It is made out of canvas and oh so strong.  I chose the black and pink one because i love the way the pink ribbon looked on it but if you are more into light colors there is also a white and pink one.  The Brown Bow Gift co. also has some other breast cancer items that are gorgeous such as this breast cancer bracelet adorned with pink Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls and an engraved charm. 

A portion of all breast cancer items purchased goes to aid in the fight against breast cancer. 

I realize that in this writeup i have spotlighted breast cancer and all the items Brown Bow Gifts has relating to.  But please go and check them out for their other items as well.  They sell gifts for all different people and occasions such as weddings, birthdays, anniersary, congratulations, get well, house and home, pamper & relax etc.  I could sit here and write all day about the gorgeous stuff on their site but I really want you to go check it out for yourself.

 

Buy it:  Go to Brown Bow Gift co. and check out the pink ribbon items they have as well as the beautiful gifts for all different occasions.
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Brown Bow Gift Co.  is going to give one of my readers a $20.00 gift certificate to purchase an item you love.
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Tell me if breast cancer has touched your life how.  If not then please tell me what you would purchase with your gift certificate.
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This giveaway is open to US only.
Ends Oct 15, 2009 @ 11:59 pm est
(Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email before I choose a new winner)
Thank you to Brown Bow Gift Co. for this awesome giveaway.

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