Thursday, December 31, 2009

It's a Celebration! My 100th Post!

This Giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering, and be sure to visit the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Website to learn more about this fantastic organization!

As I was posting about the cute little S'Mores on a Stick, I suddenly realized - I was nearly to my 100th post!

Yeah, I know. I think there are a few that shouldn't count, too. But, they do. And I'm not gonna take 'em back. 'Cause, well, this is my little corner of the interweb, and I get to do what I want with it.

And what I want to do is give.

I've been wallowing in my own little pity party the last couple of days. I didn't get to see my dad at all over the holiday season (and my kids didn't get to see their Papaw.) Our traditions felt as though they were smashed to bits. While my kids had a great Christmas, and we still fulfilled many of our traditions, it just felt off. You know what I mean?

So, yeah, I'm over it. I'm not generally a negative Nellie, and by golly, it's still the holidays. So, let's celebrate by giving!

I've mentioned my support of the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation in previous posts - once where I picked it as one of my three charities, and one where I just shared information about the foundation. Here's the quick version (and to learn more about Alex, her amazing family, and whole story, visit their website!):

Alexandra Scott had cancer. Only, she was never a smoker, she didn't lay out in the sun slathered in baby oil, none of that. She had cancer that was found before her first birthday.

She was a baby.

It makes me cry. Every. Stinking. Time.

When she was four (FOUR!) she decided she was going to raise money with a lemonade stand in her front yard to help her doctors find a cure for all kids with cancer. This became an annual event, spreading like wildfire, and when Alex lost her battle just a few years later, she was the motivation behind over $1 million in fund raised to finance pediatric cancer research. Since that time, the foundation has raised over $25 million, providing grants for research, education, and family travel support.

I have personally headed up several stands, and do additional fundraising periodically with my Avon business promoting "Avon for Alex" sales. I am a firm believer in Alex's dream, and am happy to Fight Childhood Cancer, One Cup at a Time!

Her family has written a beautiful book, Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand:


From the Barnes and Noble website: Using rhymes and bright whimsical pictures Alex and The Amazing Lemonade Stand tells the inspirational true story of a little girl named Alexandra Alex Scott. Faced with a problem, Alex came up with a plan--to sell lemonade from a lemonade stand! This story shows how the small act of one person can impact many people an important lesson for children of all ages.




I want to share Alex's story with you. A book to share with your children, showing them that even in the face of adversity, you can do great things. Sharing with them that they can make a difference. 


If you would like a copy of Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand, here's how to enter:


Each entry requires a separate comment.

  1. Become a follower (Or already be one!) and leave a comment in this post letting me know.
  2. Tweet about this post and leave a comment with the link.
  3. Facebook about this post and leave a comment with the link.
  4. Blog about this giveaway, leave a comment with the link.
  5. Add an Alex's Lemonade button or banner to your blog, and leave me a comment with your blog link.
That gives you up to 5 possible entries! 

A couple of button options: (More sizes available at Alex's Web Badge page!)






Alex's Lemonade Stand






Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation


As we enter into 2010, I have so much to be thankful for, not the least of which is that my children are healthy. As I purchase our books (yep, books - 3 of 'em- one for you, one for me, and one for our school library), I will do so knowing that we're helping to 
Fight Childhood Cancer, One Cup at a Time.

This giveaway will close at 11:59 pm, EST on Thursday, January 7th. Open to residents of the US, Canada and Mexico.

Good luck, and Happy New Year!






45 comments:

  1. What a great cause! Thank you for posting and supporting!

    And great meeting you--I'm now a follower! I saw you and Mama M crackin it up via Twitter re: oomlats last night :)

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  2. I love this cause - being the former Missions Director at my church, Alex's Lemonade Stand was a cause I'd promote because it was so family-friendly and easy for our children to get involved in - which is always awesome!

    Congratulations on your 100th post!

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  3. Such a great cause and yay on your 100th post! Grabbing a button!

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  4. Me TOO! Grabbing a button. Since I aready follow you, I will post.

    Congrats on the 100th!

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  5. Here's my post

    http://yarlottsjourneythroughlife.blogspot.com/2009/12/lemonade-for-sale-i-mean-giveaway.html

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  6. I am a follower!

    What a great cause and a neat giveaway.. woo hoo for 100 post! Keep up the great blogging girlie

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  7. I just added the button in my marquee

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  8. I just tweeted too!! What an awesome giveaway!

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  9. I'm following (gosh...I can't believe I wasn't before!!!)!

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  10. Annnnnnd I tweeted it! But I don't know how to link it so you'll have to take my word for it.

    Great cause.

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  11. And I gave you an award :) I know that doesn't count in the giveaway and that's okay :) you can find your award on my blog
    http://unkeptcook.blogspot.com

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  12. Aww Megan, you are doing so much good here! I've heard that story before, and it is heart wrenching. I can't imagine being the parent of a child going through cancer, let alone being the child herself. Tears me up inside.

    Of course you know I follow you...

    ~Elizabeth
    http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com

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  13. And I just tweeted about it... but how do I get a url for that? You know I'm @IAmConfessing if you want to see it!!!

    ~Elizabeth
    http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com

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  14. I am now a follower. What a great organization!
    http://askthegraminator.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh, and I have added a button to my blog.
    http://askthegraminator.blogspot.com

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  16. This is awesome! My 6 month old has cancer and has been getting chemo at CHoP and there's a gorgeous huge mural in the kids play area of the day hospital where he gets his meds with a picture of the lemonade stand :)

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  17. I am one of your coolest followers!

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  18. I am one of your faithful followers!

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  19. And I tweeted about your giveaway!

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  20. And I had to just leave a comment...CONGRATS on your 100th post!

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  21. Congrats on 100!!

    I am a follower:)

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  22. Ok wow, that is such a great cause!!!!!!!!

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  23. What an amazing story and awesome giveaway...I would love to share the book with my children...will also add a button on my blog.

    Happy New Year!

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  24. This is a super cause! I recently became a follower.

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  25. Just became a follower! I LOVE this - and will share this story with my 2 boys!

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  26. Im a follower :) What a wonderful giveaway!

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  27. Grabbed a button, too! :-)

    http://momsonfire.blogspot.com/

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  28. What an inspiring story. I'll be following now so that is one entry!

    Happy New Year to you!

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  29. What a sweet story and an inspiring little girl. I would love to have this book!

    I am following you :)

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  30. Tweet Tweet!

    Twitter ID LisaCurcio

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  31. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/MindofMindi

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  32. Button is on my right sidebar of my blog http://frestonfam.blogspot.com/

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  33. Facebook status update! http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1541416562&ref=nf

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  34. Great post and cause! I am now a follower...nice to meet you! =)

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  35. Putting together my post. Should be public in about 5 minutes (once I can do all my spell checking. :) http://frestonfam.blogspot.com/

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  36. I am now a follower - great cause! Hopefully one day we won't need it.

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  37. I added a button to my blog -
    http://icanbegreener.blogspot.com/

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  38. We were at the children's hospital today for my son's chemo and I thought of you and this post and giveaway because they have the Alex's Lemonade Stand mural in the play area :)

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