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“Imagine a World without Breast Cancer” #BCA #SPON

Monday, October 17, 2016
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"Imagine a World Without Breast Cancer"

As part of the Sparkling Ice mission to "Imagine a World Without Breast Cancer," a Pink Ribbon is proudly displayed all year long on the Pink Grapefruit flavored sparkling water.

The zero-calorie naturally flavored sparkling water, proudly displays a Pink Ribbon on their Pink Grapefruit bottle all year long, with the caption "a portion of the proceeds will be donated to fund breast cancer research".
  • Sparkling Ice donates a minimum of $25,000 to research facilities nationwide to help find a cure
  • This year alone, Sparkling Ice has already contributed over $140,000 through its donation to research and our sponsorship/support of Susan G Komen Affiliates Race for the Cure and Wings of Karen Bra Dashes across the county.  
  • In the Fall, Sparkling Ice will be making a $25,000 cash donation to the American Cancer Society at CenturyLink Field

Sparkling Ice donates a minimum of $25,000 to research facilities nationwide to help find a cure, in addition to aiding local affiliates and communities with more than $100,000 in donations annually.

Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation Teams Up With Bake It Happen for 2016 #BCA #bakeithappen

Friday, October 7, 2016
Disclosure: This information in the post was provided to me via Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation. I received no compensation.

The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation is excited to announce the third year of their breast cancer partnership with Bake it Happen™. While the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation raises funds from the sale of each unique pink pumpkin for breast cancer research, Bake it Happen donates funds to the same each time someone registers, bakes recipes and shares photos and videos. From the 2015 season, efforts from the two organizations provided the foundation with funds for research. $15,000 were granted to Dr. Ted Hinchcliffe and Gail Dennison at The Hormel Institute and $5,000 were granted to Dr. Eva McGhee, Department of Medicine, Division of Cancer Research at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.
This year, the month-long campaign kicks off October 1st and lasts through October 31st.
The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation, a non-profit organization, raises money through proceeds from the sale of all natural pink pumpkins. Since the foundation’s launch in 2012, the Pink Pumpkin Patch has contributed $95,000 to the cause. The foundation works with participating pumpkin growers such as commercial and FFA and 4H chapters across the country, to promote and sell the pink skinned pumpkins, giving a percentage of their proceeds from each pumpkin sold to breast cancer research. Qualified researchers are now able to apply for the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation grant, through December, 2016.
“We are very pleased to partner with the Bake It Happen campaign for a third year; pumpkins and baking go hand in hand so it was a perfect fit from the start,” said president of the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation and cancer survivor, Carol Holsopple-Froese. “Their mission aligns with ours and we hope that together we will get closer to finding a cure.”
“Social media continues to be a powerful viral tool in generating awareness for this disease and we strongly believe people want to make a difference; we’ve just created a fun (and tasty) way to do it,” said Shari Brooks, a 2016 Ford Warrior In Pink and co-founder of Bake It Happen. “We’re grateful to partner with a foundation with such a deep commitment and find comfort in knowing it ensures that the funds raised go directly to support reputable research organizations,” continued Stacy Pagan, Shari’s sister and co-founder.

For additional information about the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation, its pumpkins and their growers, please visit  Look for pink pumpkins, PLU 3631 at your local retailer this fall!
For additional information on Bake It Happen, please visit their website,

Valvoline Instant Oil Change Franchise Sells Pink Wiper Blades in October #BCA #PinkOilChange #WipeOutBreastCancer

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
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Valvoline Instant Oil Changesm Franchise Sells Pink Wiper Blades in October
October Sales of Pink Wipers Raise Money and Awareness for National Breast Cancer Foundation

Did you know? Every 3 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer AND 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Valvoline Instant Oil Change is partnering with AutoTex PINK* to raise funds and increase awareness for National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc®.

Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM has successfully kicked off its 5th year selling pink wiper blades to raise money and awareness for National Breast Cancer Foundation.® (NBCF). October 1st launched the campaign with a double donation from every pink wiper sold.

“The blades allow individuals who have been affected or know someone affected by breast cancer to show their support” states Don Smith, founder and CEO of the Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchisee. Customers who have purchased their pink wipers can enter a photo of their car with the new wipers for a chance to win a year of free oil changes. 

Support our effort by getting your AutoTex PINK wiper blades during the month of October at any participating Valvoline Instant Oil Change.Valvoline Instant Oil Change has donated over $55,000 since 2012.

Visit PinkWiperContest and their mascot Speedy the Dog’s Facebook page for more information. The blades are only sold at participating service centers. 

Visit for a list of stores and #WipeOutBreastCancer to follow the campaign. 

About Henley Enterprises, Inc

Henley Enterprises, Inc. founded in 1989, is the largest Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchisee. They operate over 200 service centers across twelve states including: California, Delaware, Florida, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia. 

About National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® 

Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Helping Women Now® by providing early detection, education and support services to those affected by breast cancer. A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for twelve years, NBCF provides support through their National Mammography Program, Patient Navigation, Beyond The Shock®, breast health education, and research programs. For more information, please visit

Bellamy Brothers partner with Susan G. Komen on a new campaign to raise money for breast cancer awareness. #BCA

Monday, October 3, 2016
Disclosure: This is a non-compensated post. The information was provided to me by Webster Public Relations.

Country music icons the Bellamy Brothers and their partnership with Susan G. Komen on a new campaign to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

This year marks their 40th anniversary AND they've partnered with Susan G. Komen on the 'Let Your Love Flow'  campaign, which is a unique year-round breast cancer awareness initiative. (Named after their 1976 hit single “Let Your Love Flow.”) One dollar from every iTunes purchase goes straight to Susan G. Komen.

From now through Dec. 31,2016, the Bellamys will donate $1 for each iTunes download of their “40 Years” album and $17 for each Bellamy Brothers breast cancer awareness t-shirt sold at their concerts to Susan G. Komen to help fund breastcancer research and education programs. The album features 20 Bellamy Brothers classic hits along with 20 new songs.

This version of the Bellamys’ crossover hit single “Let Your Love Flow”, was filmed in Texas with 60 breast cancer survivors.

Something Special for Mom Giveaway Hop May 2nd-16th

Sunday, May 1, 2016
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Welcome to the Something Special for Mom Giveaway Hop hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro. Mother’s Day will be here before you know it, which is why a group of fabulous bloggers have come together to share gifts and giveaways that are perfect for the special lady in your life – or maybe even yourself! Hop around to all the bloggers participating below and don't miss the two amazing Grand Prizes from our Host Blogs!
With Mother's Day right around the corner, it's time to give mom something special. During the Something Special for Mom Giveaway Hop you can win awesome prizes for mom, including the Grand Prize!
One lucky High Heels and Hot Flashes reader will win Neocell Beauty products consisting of Collegen +C Pomegranate Liquid and Beauty Infusion in your choice of tangerine twist, appletini, or cranberry splash. All you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter below. US only. After entering my giveaway, be sure to stop by to enter to win the Grand Prize along with other awesome prizes for mom from awesome bloggers!
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Super Mom Giveaway Hop April 26th- May 10

Monday, April 25, 2016
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Mother's Day is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate your Super Mom than with Super prizes during the Super Mom Giveaway Hop hosted by &

One lucky Super Mom will win the new Elite Serum Rx  with Elite Serum New Packaging worth $89.95. 
Elite Serum Rx is the world's best anti-wrinkle eye cream featuring 8 medical-grade peptides. This innovative Formula contains an exclusively high concentration of the potent age-defying Argireline peptide. This breakthrough product is scientifically designed to target eye wrinkles, dark under eye circles and puffiness around the eyes.

Be a Super Mom and enter to win on the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway is open to US and Canada. High Heels and Hot Flashes is not responsible for lost or misdirected mail. Prize is sent directly from sponsor. After entering my giveaway, be sure to stop by and enter to win some awesome Super Mom prizes from all the great bloggers listed on the giveaway linky!

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Calling All Moms: Scarology™ Offers a Three-Step Topical Approach to C-section Scar Healing- Giveaway

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Calling All Moms: Scarology™ Offers a Three-Step Topical Approach to
C-section Scar Healing:
Changes in Scar Appearance After Just Three Days

 KMR Communications is offering a reader giveaway  of Scarology's 3 step kit for C-Section scar healing. The kit includes:

The Ultimate Scar System for C-sections and Large Scars includes a 3-month supply of: Natural Fruit Acid Exfoliator, Ultimate Scar Cream 6 Reusable Silicone Scar Sheets The system retails for $78.50.  

One third of women in the United States have a C-section delivery.  While this brings them the wonderful gift of life, it also leaves them with an unsightly scar.  Often times, these scars will fade and leave just a pale, thin, flat line.  But, sometimes, scars are bigger, thicker and raised and don't heal as well.  While creams and oils may help a bit with a scar's appearance, there really hasn't been anything that has worked wonders.  Until now...

Introducing  Scarology™ Ultimate Scar Treatment System for C-Sections & Large Scars: $78.50.  Dr. Michael Connor and Dr. Jeanmarie Connor are a husband and wife team with twenty years of medical expertise specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery and pediatrics. Together they have created Scarology.™  This new product is a safe and effective three-step at home scar treatment. The proprietary scar treatment system combines ingredients that have, until now, only been available in medical settings. These key ingredients have been shown to nourish the healing scar with hydration, and reduce inflammation in the scar tissue.

Scarology’s unique 3-part system can be used on any skin type and on any scar once the skin has completely healed from the initial injury. The regimen is designed to target different phases of scarring. The kit includes a gentle exfoliator, simple scar cream and self-adhesive silicone sheets to be worn at night during sleep. Changes in scar appearance have been reported as early as 3 days following initial application.

Products & Use:
Step One: Natural Fruit Acid Exfoliator:  In the morning, spread a thin layer of Natural Fruit Acid Exfoliator over the healed scar and onto dry, residue-free skin. Massage into scar for 1-3 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Slow, controlled exfoliation allows removal of the unhealthy skin cells overlying the scar and stimulates the healthy surrounding tissue to replicate and replace the top layer of skin.

Step Two: Ultimate Scar Cream: Apply the Ultimate Scar Cream twice daily. Following Step 1, massage cream onto scar and leave on skin throughout the day. In the evening, apply Ultimate Scar Cream again. Scarology’s™  innovative scar cream formula contains ingredients that have been shown to reduce inflammation and hydrate all layers of the wound.

Step Three:  Silicone Scar Sheet:  At night, apply the self-adhesive Silicone Scar Sheet to skin. Remove sheet in the morning and store sheet with protective liner for repeated uses. The third component of the system is designed to help provide compression and nourishment to the scar throughout the night.  Scarology’s ™ self adhesive silicone sheet uses advanced patented silicone technology currently used in hospitals.

For best results, it is recommended that Scarology’s™  3-step Ultimate Scar System is used for a minimum of 3 months with continued use for as long as the scar shows signs of improvement. Older scars may require 6-12 months of continuous therapy.

Does Scarology™ Work on Old Scars?
Scars from several years ago are the most difficult to treat and most likely will not change in appearance with topical silicone or onion extract alone.  However, Scarology’s™ 3 part system is different.  Scarology is the only commercially available product for scars that may enhance the appearance of old scars.

Can Scarology™ be Used on Pigmented Skin?
Scarology can be used on all skin types.  

The three phases of wound healing

Phase 1: Initiation

This first phase begins immediately after the injury and is completed within a few hours. During this phase, there is the formation of a blood clot. In addition, proteins in the body, called fibrin, create a matrix for reparative cells to enter the site and start the healing process.   

Phase 2: Inflammatory

This phase begins soon after and new cells start to grow in order to cover the wound surface. Granulation tissue (early scar tissue) begins to form and new blood vessels start to sprout in order to nourish the reparative cells. A collagen matrix replaces the fibrin matrix and inflammatory cells enter along the wound’s new scaffold. Altering the inflammatory cells during this phase can dramatically improve the appearance of a scar.

Phase 3: Remodeling

This is the last phase of wound healing. A strong type of collagen slowly replaces the blood vessels and reparative cells.  Specific cells, called myofibroblasts, remain in this collagen matrix and contract, which ultimately leads to a decrease in the size of the scar. Reparative cells continue to enter and survey the scar for months and even years after the injury, which is why scars tend to look better at 1 year than at 1 month. The wound environment changes dramatically during the course of healing and the formation and appearance of a scar is directly related to the events described above.

The History of Scarology ™
Scarology ™ was created in Palm Beach, Florida, by two physicians -- a husband and wife team: Dr. Michael Connor and Dr. Jeanmarie Connor. They have a combined twenty years of medical expertise specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery in the face and neck as well as pediatrics.

For years, patients asked them for a safe and effective at home scar treatment that could be used on both adults and children that helps fade acne scars, facial scars, burn scars, keloids, wound scars, stretch marks and more. Unfortunately neither could make a recommendation.

As physicians they knew that they needed to have more informed answers for their patients. Over the course of the next few months they extensively researched available scar creams on the market along with consuming as much data on scar treatment published in medical journals. They were surprised to find that no single scar cream examined made a significant difference at 1 year. 

Seeing the emotional & physical impact scarring had on their patients, they knew there had to be a better way. They initially developed a simple scar cream formula and would recommend patients purchase self-adhesive silicone sheets along with a gentle exfoliator to improve the final appearance of a scar. All of the patients who followed this regimen were satisfied with the final appearance of their scar, without exception.

As they witnessed that the final appearance of a scar can be greatly improved with daily use of these 3 simple steps, they decided to make the system available to the world. So in 2014 the 3 step kit and Scarology™ was born.

For more information on Scarology visit:

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