Seeking Betsey Johnson and pink lovers everywhere… furniture you’ll love!

October 23, 2008

(Talking rapidly…where’s the MicroMachines actor when you need him?)

Do I hear $2000… do I hear $2300… $2400… $2500… do I hear $2600?

A quick update from OmniMount Goes Pink land:

With 2 days, 17 hours, and 37 left (I mean 36, 30 maybe by the time I finish this post) bidding for OmniMount’s hot-pink, one-of-a-kind Karim Collection Prism50 has reached $2550.00!

Great news. Keep bidding for the cause. A great holiday gift for that pink-obsessed person on your list. Just picture it!

Page and Doug could surely find a place for this pleasantly pink conversation piece of furniture! Is Trading Spaces even on anymore? Moving on…

In addition, Team OmniMount is 93% of the way to their $4000 goal to add to the auction proceeds for the team’s overall donation to the ACS November 8th “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk in Tempe, AZ.

Why is OmniMount so passionate about Going Pink? Kim Fabiano, a CE veteran and the company’s senior product marketing manager, is spearheading the Pink initiative.  Kim is a passionate fundraiser for cancer research. Her father lost his battle to pancreatic cancer when she was very young and her mother is an 11-year breast cancer survivor. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she (along with other dedicated members of OmniMount’s staff)organized a team of OmniMount employees, family and friends to walk in The American Cancer Society event.

Looking forward to the walk!

Posted by: katie

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Pink is personal…

October 22, 2008

Cancer first touched my life when I was 13, my aunt, who was like a second mother to me, got lymphoma at the age of 39. The tumors had wrapped around her esophagus and her lungs. Thankfully after chemo she was given a clean bill of health from the disease. Four years later as a junior in high-school, I was alerted that she, now 43, had been diagnosed with breast cancer. 

 

About eight years ago, my maternal grandfather was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

 

I am happy to report that both my aunt and my grandfather survived their respective bouts with cancer and are healthy and happy today. 

 

My aunt’s experience taught me to be more vigilant with breast exams and regular check-ups.  Five years ago I went in for my annual and they found some “abnormal” lumps on my left breast.  After numerous exams with different doctors, ultrasounds, and mammograms (OUCH) they turned out to be just lumps.  I hope to always be that lucky.

General info…

  • Medical professionals have stated that mammograms are the best method to detect breast cancer early when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms. Having regular mammograms can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer.
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.
  • Excluding cancers of the skin, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among U.S. women, accounting for more than 1 in 4 cancers.
  • The greatest risk factor for developing breast cancer is gender (female) and the second is age. If you are age 40 years or older, be sure to have a screening mammogram every one to two years. Comparatively, age vs. risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer: Age 30-39 – 0.43 percent (1 in 233); age 40- 49 – 1.44 percent (1 in 69); age 50-59 – 2.63 percent (1 in 38): age 60-69 – 3.65 percent (1 in 27)

Posted by: rebeccca

 

 

Becca is “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” and contributed to Team OmniMount Goes Pink fundraising efforts by sponsoring teammate, Katie Short.


Fight, Fight, Fight

October 21, 2008

I’d be willing to bet money that most people have been affected by cancer in one way or another. For me, I got the double whammy.

In high school, my maternal grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Even with chemotherapy, the cancer spread quickly, and we lost her far too young, far too soon.

Watching someone you love fight a losing battle is devastating, and when the ordeal was over I hoped I would never have to face it again.

And I didn’t…until my sophomore year of college, when on Christmas Eve of all days, my mother learned that she too had breast cancer.

I was lucky. She was lucky. Her breast cancer was fought with radiation and today, six years later, she is still cancer-free. But I’ll tell you, I can hardly begin to put into words the fear and sadness that overwhelmed me knowing that there was a possibility that cancer would take my mother.

Most of the time I felt helpless. What could I do? What could I do to fight the disease and support the cure? Well, I did this.

Every day I visited the Breast Cancer Site and clicked to donate free mammograms to women who can’t afford them. It’s simple, it’s quick, it’s free, and it’s effective. Every click you make translates 100% into one less woman — one less mother, sister, daughter, friend — who will lose the battle with breast cancer.

I am getting married in three days. My grandmother will not be able to see me walk down the aisle, but luckily, thanks to research, thanks to people like you donating to the cause, my mom will link her arm through mine and walk me down the aisle.

And that means everything.

Molly/MollyatCaster