Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Week of Giveaways for CHD, Day 2!

Are you ready for the next CHD giveaway? (Yesterday's giveaway is still going, you can enter here.)

As some of you pointed out in your comments yesterday, as many as 1 in 100 babies are thought to be born with congenital heart disease. The group 1in100 works to help bring awareness to CHD by educating and informing parents and physicians. You can visit their website to learn more about their mission and also more about CHD. Go ahead, I'll wait.

*whistling, humming, twirling my hair*

Do you feel like you've learned something new? Because that is the point. To educate. To make people aware.

Now go tell someone.

BUT, since you're here, I figured I'd give you something. I am so thankful to the sponsors of the giveaways here this week, and I encourage you to visit their websites/Etsy stores, and support those who support Kristine and Cora.

There are many ways to enter each giveaway this week. Those will be listed below. However, I also want to let you know that for every entry in every contest this week, up to 200 comments, OnceUponACline.com will donate $.50/comment (quick math = $100!) to Cora's family. So now you really have pressure to enter these contests. Everyone wins!

What are you playing for today? A "Misses" blog makeover package from Design by Mariah! Mariah is a talented web designer with more than 2 years experience. Her goal is to offer affordable, stylish web design. This package is valued at $30 and is open to Blogger format only.

You can see her portfolio on her website. She has a creative mind, so tell her what you're looking for and she'll amaze you with how she can put together a whole website in just a matter of hours!

Please leave a comment for each entry. Not only does this encourage your odds of winning, it means I give away more money.

1. Visit Cora's page, and then tell me something you learned about CHD. Anything. Leave a comment.

2. Follow my blog. Leave a comment.

3. Follow Cora's Story. Leave a comment.

4. Follow me on Twitter. Leave a comment.

5. Follow Kristine on Twitter. Leave a comment.

6. Follow Mariah on Twitter. Leave a comment.

7. Tell your Twitter followers about this giveaway by tweeting:

Win a custom blog makeover from @mariahannette and @nataliejanette to support CHD & #Cora! http://bit.ly/bzrzLr

Leave a comment.

8. Become a fan of Cora's Story on Facebook. Leave a comment.

*At this time, there is not a way to enter from Facebook. So come on over here, and leave an annonymous comment if you don't want to register with Blogger. Just leave an email address in your comment. Easy, no??
**I was not compensated for this giveaway. No way.
***Contest open to US residents only. Contest ends Saturday, 2/13, at 9pm, CST. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond. Please make sure you leave an email address in your comment if you are not logged into a good account.
****I am holding this giveaway because Kristine is my friend and I care about her and about you. Please tell the people in your life about CHD so that no other parent has to learn about it when it's too late. I'm not asking you to follow my blog or my twitter so that I get more followers. It's an easy way for you to make me pay up. That's all.


29 comments:

Momma Lioness Michele said...

Hi - loving your giveaways this week, and your dedication to helping spread Cora's story. I didn't know there was a simple test to determine if a newborn has a CHD until I read about Kristine's efforts to make this test mandatory.
Thanks for the chance to win - my blog desperately needs some creative talent :).

Momma Lioness Michele said...

I follow you on twitter, I'm @MommaLioness.

Momma Lioness Michele said...

I also follow @kristinebrite on twitter.

Momma Lioness Michele said...

I'm also a fan of Cora's story on facebook. I can't imagine the horror this family has gone through and am amazed by Kristine and Ben's strength.

Blue Moon Girl said...

Oh this is very exciting! I've been thinking of redesigning my blog anyway!

Cora's page visit - I recently learned that CHD's affect 1 in 100 babies.I also didn't know that Pulse Oximetry tests weren't standard.

Blue Moon Girl said...

Following your lovely blog! I'm very glad I found it! :o)

Blue Moon Girl said...

I already follow Cora's Story.

Blue Moon Girl said...

Following you on Twitter!

Blue Moon Girl said...

I already stalk *cough* I mean follow Kristine on Twitter!

Blue Moon Girl said...

Now I'm following Mariah on Twitter!

Blue Moon Girl said...

Tweeted!

Blue Moon Girl said...

And finally, I follow Cora's Story on Facebook.

(Can you tell I really want a new blog design and I love that you're giving money to one of my favorite people?!)

MamaOtwins+1 said...

Pulse Ox is a non invasive way to test for CHD! And I love Cora's page!

MamaOtwins+1 said...

I'm a blog follower

MamaOtwins+1 said...

I follow Cora's Story!

MamaOtwins+1 said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/MamaOtwins1/status/8913878885

Is it bad that I do all the things listed above - but don't want all the entries - just to spread more awareness.

Mommafo said...

I waaaaaaaaant! :D
I follow your blog.

Mommafo said...

I follow you on Twiiiiiiiiitter.

Mommafo said...

I follow Mariah on Twiiitter. :D

Mommafo said...

I tweeted. In my pants. :P Actually I did tweet, I just don't know how to post a link to said tweet. So tweet you. :D

Mommafo said...

Fan on Facebook! Face! Book! Fan! Of! ON!!!

Mommafo said...

Visited Cora's page. What a beautiful little girl. And what a blessing she is continuing to be to the world! CHD affects 1 in 100 children. :(

Mommafo said...

I NOW follow Cora's Story. :D Thanks for introducing me to this cause.

Big Blue Momma said...

I was unaware that there was a way to test for CHD after birth.

Big Blue Momma said...

Following Kristine on Twitter.

~Mendie~ said...

CHD is the number one baby killler

~Mendie~ said...

I follow your blog

~Mendie~ said...

I follow your twitter

Vanessa said...

I was trying to read Cora's story tonight, but google is telling me URL not found :<( I did visit Facebook and what a beautiful picture.