Help Support Ovarian Cancer: Drink [Virtual] Lemonade

So I was reading this article at MOMformation and was like, “Okay – I’ll bite – what’s all this about virtual lemonade?” Have you been hearing the hype too in like a way over there way? Well if you aren’t in the loop yet, here’s the good word, according to MOMformation: Electrolux is doling out approximately half a million dollars to help fight ovarian cancer, the fifith leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women. Along with its spokeswoman Kelly Ripa, they have launched a Virtual Lemonade Stand campaign to raise awareness and funds for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF). According to the OCRF, ovarian cancer is “an insidious disease that can strike without warning or cause. The symptoms of ovarian cancer are often vague and subtle, making it difficult to diagnose. There is no effective screening test for ovarian cancer but there are tests which can detect ovarian cancer when patients are at high risk or have early symptoms.”

Here’s how you can help: Visit the Electrolux site here and open a virtual lemonade stand – you can find mine here. For each stand opened, Electrolux will donate $1 to OCRF. It’s free and only takes a few minutes to open a virtual stand – which you even get to decorate and pick the flavors for sale – it’s strangely fun and you are doing something awesome. Then if you are feeling generous, you can continue to help the cause by buying and selling virtual glasses to your family and friends through a secure donation site. You can spend as little as a $1, or as much as you’d like. Every dollar helps.

Another reward for entering is a chance to win a new French Door Refrigerator by Electrolux. The slick, stainless steel appliance retails for more than $3,000 and offers cool amenities such as the Perfect Temp Drawer, which offers storage for items that need to be kept at an ideal temperature. The refrigerator also has double the ice capacity, and  is wide enough to accommodate party trays, everyday products and, of course, big pitchers of lemonade.

For another chance to win an Electrolux French Door Refrigerator, visit Mom Central, which is also giving one away. All you have to do is click here and 1) Tell Mom Central about the virtual lemonade stand you created and what flavors you are selling; 2) Share your own summer entertaining tips and ideas.

Thanks to MOMformation for the excellent information!

What Makes You Happy?

Melissa @ The Inspired Room is giving away a $100 gift certificate that can be used towards any of the items in the Life Is Full collection at DaySpring. All you have to do to enter is write a post about 20 little things which make you happy. Which sounds easy, but I’m going to guess it will be harder than I think and then maybe miraculously easy? Let’s see…

20 Things That Make Me Happy…

  1. Sitting down to read a good book.
  2. Having a healthy, normal pregnancy with healthy, normal weight gain!
  3. Watching my son grow and learn new things.
  4. His laughter, his jokes, his silliness…
  5. 100 calorie lattes made by my very dear husband
  6. Taking long walks with husband and son (and getting in shape while we do it!)
  7. When the stains come out easily – gotta love Spray ‘n’ Wash!
  8. Indulging in a chai tea latte or frappucino – especially the ones at Starbucks – yum!
  9. Flowers & plants finally in bloom after a harsh winter!
  10. Watching my son begin to learn how to spell words! Amazing!
  11. Having good friends over for dinner and / or games.
  12. Capturing beautiful and memorable moments with pictures
  13. When old clothes fit again!
  14. Decluttering our apartment finally – seeing counter space that has been long hidden!
  15. Change, even the unexpected and unplanned changes, which lead to new, exciting adventures in life.
  16. John Mayer’s music. You know, all of it.
  17. Baking cookies, the smell filling the kitchen, the end result delicious.
  18. New episodes of our favorite tv shows
  19. The end of jacket season!
  20. The beginning of flip flop season!

Your turn. What makes you happy? Make sure you tell Melissa all about it!