This post is sponsored by Valpak.
There’s hardly a person whose life hasn’t been affected by breast cancer. In fact, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. That’s an alarming number. Thankfully, technology is advancing and prevention and early detection can turn cancer patients into cancer survivors
Nothing in this life that has made me feel quite as helpless as breast cancer. I have watched friends and family fight this terrible disease and today I am joining Valpak and Susan G. Komen to spread the word on what we can do to make a difference in this fight.
This year, Valpak has joined the 2018 Komen More than Pink Walk Saturday, November 3, 2018
- Valpak has joined the community of bold companies that share in the vision of Susan G. Komen for a world without breast cancer. To amplify awareness around this common vision, Valpak will turn its Blue Envelope pink this October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month while also working to raise local awareness within the communities that they serve and funds in support of the fight to end breast cancer.
- The partnership has been developed to support women and men who have or will develop breast cancer in their lifetime and their loved ones and families.
- In 2018, Valpak will donate at least $50,000 to Komen and will encourage donations and support activations through local and corporate partners.
- Join the Valpak team and race for the cure in your community while celebrating survivorship and honoring those who have lost their battle with the disease.
You can join in the More than Pink Walks all around the country. Find one near you HERE.
Here’s the info for Utah:
2018 Komen Utah More than Pink Walk on Saturday, November 3, 2018
Sugar House Park 1330 E. 2100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Register and make a difference! Use code DealPro (case sensitive) at checkout to get $5 off your registration!
Valpak is not only helping to sponsor these walks, but they are inviting consumers to nominate a hero in this global fight against breast cancer.
Valpak’s pink envelope will highlight celebrity chef Sandra Lee, a breast cancer survivor, and advocate for women’s health, as a “More Than Pink® Hero.” The pink envelope will introduce a related sweepstakes, inviting consumers to nominate a hero who has taken action in the fight against breast cancer.
Throughout the month of October, Valpak will share the submitted stories and ultimately 25 lucky winners will each receive a set of pink KitchenAid appliances in support of Cook for the Cure®. The set includes a stand mixer, blender, 2-speed hand blender and a 5-speed hand mixer with a total retail value of over $800. The nationwide October Valpak envelope will also feature a special surprise for 500 lucky recipients, who will instantly win an immersion blender courtesy of KitchenAid by looking through their pink Valpak envelopes and finding a die-cut certificate shaped like an immersion blender.
About the Komen Events:
- The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created.
- The series of 5K runs and fitness walks raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.
- The Komen Race Series welcomes people of all ages and fitness levels, from walkers to elite runners.
- More Than Pink Walk:
A handful of locations across the country were chosen to pilot test a new Susan G. Komen More Than Pink® Walk event, which along with a new name, will include a fresh new look and experience, focused on energizing the community around the lifesaving work Komen’s supporters make possible.
- The biggest difference is that the More Than Pink Walk will no longer have a run element. We believe the new walk will create a greater sense of community among participants and provide a more personalized, emotional experience for all who attend. And by focusing on the walk, we can maximize the amount of funds raised by the event to support our work to save lives and end breast cancer.
- This change is part of the ongoing evolution of Susan G. Komen and builds on Komen’s successful and engaging More Than Pink brand platform first introduced in 2016 with the premise that if pink = awareness, then More Than Pink = action. Being More Than Pink is a proactive call to do more in the fight against breast cancer – MORE for research, MORE for our communities, MORE for caring for those living with breast cancer – especially metastatic breast cancer – and give MORE encouragement to take action to find the cures.
- Komen 3-Day:
- A three-day, 60-mile walk that’s making a real difference in the fight against breast cancer. In 2016, Susan G. Komen® announced a Bold Goal—to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026. That’s why we walk, and why we raise money—to make that goal a reality.
Pink is more than just a color; it represents the impact that each person is making in the fight against breast cancer. This impact makes you More Than Pink®. Over the past 15 years and 163 events, the money we’ve raised has been used to help save lives, support community programs, and make huge strides in breast cancer research.
How to make a breast cancer awareness fight like a girl shirt
You will need:
- A plain black shirt
- white heat transfer
- pink heat transfer
- a way to cut the heat transfer
- the ribbon image in this post
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If you have a cutting machine, simply load the ribbon photo into your software for your machine and type out the words, selecting the fonts that you want to use. Make sure you place the shiny side of the heat transfer down on your cutting mat then mirror your image before cutting! Select the heat transfer setting on your machine and cut out the designs.
If you don’t have a cutting machine, never fear; you can print the file and use itto trace the ribbon. The ribbon is a simple image, perfect for hand cutting. After printing these files, place them over the heat transfer with the designs on top of the shiny side of the heat transfer, and use it as a template to cut out the designs.
After you have cut out the designs, peel away any excess heat transfer, leaving behind just the design.
Place the ribbon sticky-side down in the slightly off center on your shirt. For this shirt, you need to do something called layering. This means you put part of the design down, iron, peel the plastic sheet off, place more of the design on top, cover the entire design with parchment paper, and iron again.
- Layer 1:The pink ribbon
- Layer 2: The words
It is incredibly important that you cover the entire design with parchment paper when you iron each new layer. This will keep your design from sticking to your iron. Heat your iron to the cotton setting and iron on top of the design for 30 seconds. Make sure EVERY part of the design gets at least 30 seconds of heat and pressure. Repeat this step for the lightning bolt. After you finish ironing, peel the plastic sheet off the design. If any parts of the words peel up when you pull off the plastic sheet, place the sheet down again and iron that spot again.
Just as simple as that, you have a fantastic new shirt to wear on your walk!
What are you doing to raise awareness for breast cancer research?