Monday, August 17, 2009

Giveaway: Philosophy Gives to Cookies for Kids' Cancer CLOSED

Every now and again I get the chance to share great news with my readers and this definitely fits the bill. Philosophy has teamed up with Cookies for Kids' Cancer, which is an organization created to raise awareness of and funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer through the concept of hosting local bake sales.

Cancer remains the #1 disease that claims the lives of our childrens! And, each year cancer kills more children under the age of 18 than asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and AIDS combined. For more information on Cookies for Kids Cancer please click here: http://www.cookiesforkidscancer.org/.

Here are some facts about Pediatric Cancer:

-Pediatric cancer is referred to as an “orphan disease” because there is little or no profit to be made by the pharmaceutical companies and the reason why they ignore pediatric cancers for the most part.

-Each year in the U.S., nearly 13,000 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer. That’s the equivalent of two average size classrooms diagnosed each school day.

-Today about 75% of children diagnosed with cancer become long-term survivors yet in the U.S. cancer remains the leading cause of death from one year through adolescence; more than any other disease. In the early 1950s, less than 10 percent of childhood cancer patients could be cured, proof that research can and is making a difference.

-Historically, some of the most basic and essential treatment strategies now employed in the fight against cancer – such as multi-agent chemotherapy and combined modality therapy – were developed through pediatric cancer research.

-In the U.S., combined, the cancers of children, adolescents and young adults to age 20 are the sixth most common cancer in the U.S.

-Recent reports indicate that nearly two-thirds of childhood cancer survivors experience significant medical problems resulting from their original cancer and/or its treatment.


Now that you have read all this information, I know you are thinking, how can I help? Well, Philosophy has made this easier than you think.

From now until October 15, 2009, Philosophy will donate 100% of the net proceeds of their Oatmeal Raisin high foaming shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. You read right, you not only get a yummy smelling Philosophy shower gel, but you get to help out a great cause.

To purchase your own bottle of Oatmeal Raisin Shower Gel visit Philosophy.com and pick up a few extra bottles, because they make great gifts! A 16 ounce bottle of shower gel retails for $16 and is sure to offer you many relaxing baths.

To help kick off this great partnership, Philosophy is giving TWO lucky readers their very own bottle of Oatmeal Raisin Shower Gel, trust me you will not want to share. To enter, just follow the rules below.

How to Enter:
1) Visit Philosophy and tell me which other shower gel you would love to try.

Additional Entries: (please leave a separate entry for each)
2) Visit Cookies for Kids' Cancer and tell me something you learned.
3) Subscribe to my blog.
4) Favorite me in technorati.
5) Follow me on twitter (whatmommiesneed) and tweet about this giveaway.
6) Blog about this giveaway and link back here to http://www.whatmommiesneed.com/
7) Put my button on your sidebar.
8) Take 10 extra entries for every bottle of Philosophy Oatmeal Raisin shower gel you buy before this giveaway ends.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on August 31st. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to North American residents only.
You Must Leave a Valid E-mail Address to be eligible.

Renee

189 comments:

Deanna said...

I learned that 25% of children with cancer will not survive :(

Amber said...

What an awesome charity to work with! This is a great cause. I also like the Philosophy Cinnamon Buns Shower Gel.

Thanks!
shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Amber said...

I learned that there hasn't been a treatment specially made for pediatric cancer in nearly 20 years! Most treatments are meant for adults.

Wow, I didn't know this..

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Amber said...

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Amber said...

I faved you on Technorati (slnet)

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Amber said...

I follow on Twitter and tweeted

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

Today 25% of children diagnosed with cancer will not survive. But your support can and will make a difference. 30 years ago 90% of children diagnosed with cancer lost their fight. Progress has been made but we are not there yet. Many pediatric cancer survival rates lag behind and are in desperate need of funding for research into new and innovative treatments and inevitably a cure

Patti K said...

I love the Philosophy line of products! I gave the Bridal Party set to all my bridesmaids when I got married. I would love to try the Cocktail Party set.

thinkingbrain135 said...

Since I LOVE coconut and coconut-scented products I'd love to try the Coconut Frosting shower gel.


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thinkingbrain135 said...

"Pediatric cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 18."

To say that this is extremely saddening is an understatement.

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thinkingbrain135 said...

Follow on twitter(thinkingbrain13) and tweeted

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Amber said...

I would love to try the Melon Daiquiri!

Thank you for the giveaway :)
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KPort207 said...

I'd love to try the Cinnamon Buns, thanks.

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purplepassion126 said...

I learned that donors can choose to have their donations directed to a specific pediatric cancer of their choice or have their donations go to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer’s General Fund where funds are granted after peer review to research projects that the advisory board believes to be the most promising and necessary research in need of support.

purplepassion126 said...

Following on twitter as purplepassion12 and tweeted
http://twitter.com/purplepassion12/status/3390034254

Lee P said...

I like the Amazing Grace Shower Gel. Thanks for this giveaway and please count me in.

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Lee P said...

I learned that Liam Witt is the inspiration for Cookies for Kids.

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Lee P said...

I subscribe to your blog via Google Reader.

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Courtney said...

following your twitter here's a tweet

http://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/3391336575

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Jeanne - Bloggy Finds said...

I learned Cookies for Kids Cancer was founded by a mom inspired by her son's cancer fight.

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Jeanne - Bloggy Finds said...

following on Twitter (bloggyfinds)

tweeted here (bloggyfinds):
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suburban prep said...

I love love Philosophy. I have my 6 yr old niece addicted to the apple cider shower gel.
I'd love to try the Gratitude!!

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Jeanne - Bloggy Finds said...

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elkaye said...

I'd like to try the field of flowers gel.

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elkaye said...

I made a request to follow on twitter (@Elkaye), and I tweeted:
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Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

Melon Daquiri!
Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

Janna Johnson
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jannajanna@hotmail.com
www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

mchakir said...

I would like to try the amazing grace shower gel!
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her5boys said...

I sent a request to follow you on Twitter and I Tweeted http://twitter.com/her5boys480/status/3408449579

mscoffee77 said...

I'm a Black Licorice fan & I'd love to also try that scent:)

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Brenda said...

I love all things Philosophy, but my fave is Cafe au Lait bath stuff.

mogrill said...

The Melon Daquiri sounds fantastic! Thanks for the chance.
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mkboldin said...

I would love to try any one of their fragrance collections, but if I had to choose just one, I think I would enjoy the "Unconditional Love" fragrance best.

Rebecca N. said...

I'd like to try ...just because....smells like chocolate!! Yummy!

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Rebecca N. said...

I subscribe via google reader
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Rebecca N. said...

· There has not been a new drug developed specifically for pediatric cancer treatment in nearly 2o years.

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Staci said...

I'd love to try the Fudge Cake!
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Staci said...

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Belinda M said...

I would love to try the raspberry sorbet shower gel


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Belinda M said...

I subscribe in reader


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Belinda M said...

I learned Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is not about one child or one type of pediatric cancer. It is about improving the survival rates for all pediatric cancers

Canadian Contests, Freebies, Coupons, Deals, Games and Chat - join us at CoolCanucks.ca


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Belinda M said...

I follow on twitter as Prairiebelle and tweeted

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Lee P said...

Tweet:

http://twitter.com/chinook92/status/3499824759

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Rachel said...

Vanilla Birthday cake sounds delicious!

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Peggy said...

Gingerbread Man is one of my favorites
Thanks
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Peggy said...

I learned that :Today 25% of children diagnosed with cancer will not survive. But your support can and will make a difference. 30 years ago 90% of children diagnosed with cancer lost their fight.
matternu@aol.com

jsc123 said...

I would love to try the creme Brulee Shower Gel.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.

khaski said...

I would like to get the cocktail party 3 piece shower gel set- sounds scrumptious! khaski78@hotmail.com

khaski said...

I learned that- Pediatric cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 18. How abosultely horrifying...I had no idea the #s were that high, I would have thought automobile accidents, or maybe drownings, were the #1 cause. khaski78@hotmail.com

Erica G said...

I would like to try the Amazing Grace gel.


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mom2anutball said...

I would also like the the cocktail party shower gel set! Thanks for the chance!
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paula h said...

I want to try the Vanilla Birthday Cake 3-in-1 Shampoo, Body Wash and Bubble Bath.

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CC said...

I learned that "There has not been a new drug developed specifically for pediatric cancer treatment in nearly 2o years. " :(

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LindaD said...

Creme Brulee is my favorite dessert and I'm sure I'd love the shower gel!

LindaD said...

The Cookies for Kids' Cancer site gives information about holding your own bake sale to donate to the cause.

lisa said...

I learned that anyone can get involved and host a bake sale to raise funds to support the research that is needed as well as educated folks. msmith572@yahoo.com

lisa said...

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lisa said...

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lisa said...

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kellie said...

Would love to try Watermelon..thanks for the contest!

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Tracy said...

I'm going with 'senorita margarita' it's like a cocktail without the calories and guilt! :-)

ktanjatk said...

I'd love to try the senorita margarita bath & shower gel

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ktanjatk said...

I learned that cancer remains the number one disease that claims the lives of our children. Each year cancer kills more children under the age of 18 than asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and AIDS combined.

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ktanjatk said...

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erma said...

I like the raspberry sorbet shower gel.
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ellie said...

I'd like to try the Cinnamon Buns. Thanks for the giveaway.
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*~Dani~* said...

Would love to try Vanilla Birthday Cake. My email is in my blog profile. Thanks!

ohstac said...

I would love to try the candy cane- peppermint wakes me up in the morning!

js22 said...

senorita margarita sounds great!

Thanks for the giveaway!
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js22 said...

how awful - 25% of children with cancer will not survive.

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js22 said...

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Huguette E. said...

I learned that cancer remains the number one disease that claims the lives of our children.

Kelly F said...

I love the Follow Your Dreams lipgloss!

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Kelly F said...

I faved on technorati!
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barbara said...

well, I really really want the oatmeal raisin, but if I can't say that I'll say the cinnamon buns
bath & shower gel

Kelly F said...

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barbara said...

I learned that right now, 25% of children diagnosed with cancer will not survive. That's just awful!

barbara said...

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Tylerpants said...

I learned that pharmaceutical companies don't test their drugs on pediatric cancers because they run a risk of failure with a drug that has been effective in the more lucrative adult market. That's so wrong!

Pam said...

I'd like to try the "Falling in Love" shower gel.

Thanks so much!
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Pam said...

I learned that most advancements and research in cancer are done for adults. Thanks so much!
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flowerchild said...

i would also like to try the rasberry sorbet...
thanks

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GinaE1980 said...

I learned that Pediatric cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 18.

trixpixel said...

I'd love to try the field of flowers shower gel! trixpixel(at)gmail.com

trixpixel said...

I learned that each year in the U.S., nearly 13,000 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer. =(

Sarah C said...

I learned a lot, but what struck me most is that even the survivors have it rough since -

Recent reports indicate that nearly two-thirds of childhood cancer survivors experience significant medical problems resulting from their original cancer and/or its treatment.

pjgirl74 said...

I would love to try the Cinnamon buns one. I have a friend who swears she is addicted to it! Thanks!
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Charity said...

I would love to try Cinnamon Buns.

Thanks

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Charity said...

I learned Cookies for Kids Cancer is not about one child or one type of pediatric cancer. It is about improving the survival rates for all pediatric cancers.

Kidazy said...

I learned about the story of 2-year old Liam and his Neuroblastoma and how that inspired his mom to have her first bake sale which sparked it all!

Donna said...

I learned that 25% of children with cancer will not survive
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