Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday Contest Madness For The Rest Of National Diabetes Month

World Diabetes 2010 is over and it was fantastic, but our work spreading the diabetes gospel continues for the next 365 days.
National Diabetes Month is still in full swing and I think it's really important to keep the Advocacy ball rolling.
But let's face it, being a Diabetes Advocate is a 24X 7 job - and we never get rewarded with time off for good behavior.
Since I'm a firm believer in rewards and have been getting all sorts of interesting things in my inbox as of late, I've decided that for the next three Mondays, I'll be Offering 3 different contests rewarding my readers for all the hard work they do.
Let's call it: MONDAY CONTEST MADNESS
All you have to do to win is:
1 visit the blog daily and enter a comment. The more comments you leave that week, the higher yur odds are of winning.
2. Hope that your name gets pulled out of the hat on Friday
The first contest, which starts today is all about PJ's for The Cure.
Many other fantastic Diabetes Blogs have offered the PJs as a giveaway and now it's my turn!
The PJs are sold exclusively at www.pjsforthecure.org and if you go to the website, you'll see the fabulous designs include;' two different designs for boys, three for girls and three for women, including a mother-daughter matching set.
100% of the proceeds from all sales being donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to fund diabetes research.
Komar has designed women's and children’s pajama sets to raise $1 million to help find a cure for type I diabetes (juvenile diabetes).
Children’s sets are $25 and women $40. Shipping is free. The women’s pajamas have a nifty little interior pocket designed to hold an insulin pump and come in sizes small through extra large.
According to the press release, the children's PJs are snug fitting, feature soft, 100% cotton fabric and come in sizes 2T through size 12.
Why did Charles Komar, CEO of Komar, launch this thing called PJs for the cure? The same reason the rest of us advocate for a cure! In late 2009. Mr. Komar's wife Liz was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1990, and their lives were changed for ever.

I love the Blue Circle PJs for ladies!

So leave your comments on the blog this week and check back in on Friday to see who won!

20 comments:

Penny said...

Great idea Kel! Count Grace and I in!

Meri said...

I would love some PJ's for my little fat toed baby!

PJ's for the cure rocks! An awesome and inspired program for sure!

Jasmine said...

I am totally adding the blue circle print PJs to my Christmas list!

Ronnie the poor diabetic said...

Awsome Idea kelly, we can never stress anough the importance of diabetes awareness and advocacy hope this spurs us to greater heights...

Cara said...

He, he, he... :) I tried to win these pjs on Karen's blog. I'm trying again w/ you! :D
Wish me luck.

Jen said...

I'm sitting here, staring at a peanut butter chocolate chip lara bar that I'm dying to eat...but I'm a little too high...and I promised myself I wouldn't test for another hour to see if I've come down and can finally eat the crazy thing.
PAJAMAS are the perfect distraction at the moment.
Thanks!

meanderings said...

If at first I don't succeed...

Nice idea! If I don't win I'll have to break down and buy my own and post a photo. :(

Auntly H said...

I love the blue circle pj's and keep threatening to buy my own every time I try (and fail) to win a pair. I swear this is the last chance I'm taking on winning them! :)

HVS said...

I'd love a pair...:-) (here's to hoping)

Nicole said...

Yeah a chance for me to win...please, please,please I love cozy pj's :)

Pieces of My Life (Elizabeth) said...

Ooh, fun idea! Okay, I'll play, since I pretty much live in pajamas all day...and then I take a shower and put on pajamas. :)

Michael Hoskins said...

Great job, Kel! You're so right: the work ALWAYS continues, and remains important for the 2nd half of this month! Nice tie in with the contests, too. Love this business concept on the PJs -reminds me of a guy here in Indy who is a Type 1 and runs a cleaners. Has regular paying clients, but he does suits/cleaning etc for any Type 1s for free! These are great ideas and little businesses that benefit so incredibly! Oh, I just wanted to say that - feel free to sidestep me for prize-contentions and go to someone more bolus-worthy (wait, is that right??) of it.

Today's Triumph said...

Fun contest! Those PJ's look comfy!!

Jen said...

I would LOVE me some PJ'S! I will be checking in daily!

Lora said...

Love the blue circle print PJ's

Laura said...

So well said - - - we gotta keep on keepin on!

I love these PJs and would love to win a pair! Thanks Kelly!!!

Lori said...

Long time lurker here... Also a sucker for cute PJ's. Crossing my fingers!

Hallie said...

I love PJ's for the cure..... And I love those blue circle jammies! Thanks, Kelly! Winning would help make up for our horrid WDD (ER visit due to LARGE ketones from bad site = one very sick ans scared little girl). :)

htimm=) said...

I love your blog Kelly! I would love to win some pjs!

Lizzie said...

Sound wonderful! Count me in! I was diagnosed in March and I just came across your blog! I was so happy to find another young adult to relate to! Thanks for helping me realize I'm not alone.