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From Ashes of Pity into Beauty of Purpose available on Amazon Kindle

Thursday, January 19, 2017

It's Here! The eBook Release of From Ashes of Pity into Beauty of Purpose

Saturday, January 14, 2017



New Harbor Press, January 2017      
 ISBN:9781386914235


It's here. You can download my eBook for only $7.99.


On November 4th, 1977 at the age of 16 my life changed forever. In August of 1977 I met a man who was 10 year older than me. He was into drugs and got me hooked. My mother was an alcoholic and did not care what I did, so I moved in with this guy, got hooked on drugs, and got pregnant. Part of my story is blurry, but I remember somehow I wound up back with my mom who lost custody of me and I was forced into a group home and was forced to have an abortion at 9 weeks pregnant. This book is not about my abortion, but how God took me out of ashes into beauty. It's about women who are struggling with guilt after an abortion. it's about women who are struggling within themselves with any type of pain or grief of the past.

Blurb:

Every day of every second a woman has an abortion. Every day of every second a woman has to live with the emotional turmoil of her decision. Forty years ago at the age of sixteen Debra had an abortion changing her forever.

From Ashes of Pity into Beauty of Purpose brings an emotionally charred women out of the pits of fire, through the ashes into the beauty of purpose. With the direction of God, hurting women weather through the painful journeys, become women of spiritual beauty, find God's purpose, and learn to live again.


My hope is this book will help other hurting women who have struggled or are struggling with grief or anger of post-abortion.

You can purchase a copy at the following websites.

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

Monday, October 17, 2016
Disclosure: I received sample products in exchange for providing this information to my readers.

"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 www.PinkPumpkinPatch.org.  Look for pink pumpkins, PLU 3631 at your local retailer this fall!
For additional information on Bake It Happen, please visit their website, www.bakeithappen.net.

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

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Disclosure: This information was provided in exchange for sharing with my readers

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 www.vioc.PINK.com 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 www.nbcf.org.

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
DisclosurerSo Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, and the Something Special for Mom participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.



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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