The blogging community amazes me. Every day, I am overwhelmed by amount of support and love that a huge network of individuals provide on a constant basis.
I am sure that most of you have heard the unfortunate story of a fellow blogger and friend to many, Susan of The Great Balancing Act.
Susan was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma and has been undergoing countless treatment in order to kick this cancer's ass. As strong and amazing as she may be, Susan's abilities to overcome the fight is something she can't do alone. You see, fighting cancer costs money and quite a lot of it.
In an effort to raise money to help out this incredible girl, we all came together last week and did something miraculous. In less than 24 hours, we all raised over $26,000 for Susan. That's incredible!
As phenomenal as that is, there is still always more that can be done.
Allow me to fill you in on a project I have been working on for a few weeks….
We would like to call it, The Great Fundraising Act PART 2….
A good friend of mine happens to be the owners of a very reputable and rising granola company in my area.
Sarah Lanphier is the mastermind behind one of the most delicious and unique granola lines.
Nuts About Granola (www.NutsAboutGranola.com) was created by a mother and daughter who shared a passion for cooking together. Gayle and Sarah’s love for the kitchen and a deep understanding of the importance of nutrition developed a treat to help them refuel during various athletic events.
When I first found out of Susan's situation, I immediately contacted Sarah to see if there was something we could do.
Ironically, Sarah had recently teamed up with Cancer Warrior, a cancer awareness research company, in an effort to raise money towards cancer research. Sarah worked her magic and not only developed a personalized flavor of granola for this cause, but also agreed along with Cancer Warrior to donate ALL proceeds of this new line to go directly to Susan and The Great Fundraising Act.
Some more info on Cancer Warrior….
Cancer-Warrior (www.Cancer-Warrior.org) was founded in July 2009 as a means to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Designer and Owner of Cancer-Warrior, Heather Barley, lives in York, PA and remains a committed advocate of cancer research and awareness. Heather formed “Angels Giving to Those in Need,” a non-profit organization aimed to support cancer patients; donates her time and resources to the York Habitat for Humanity Cancer Survivors Build and ROAR, an organization that focuses on ovarian cancer awareness; and sponsors and participates the in the annual York Cancer Patient Help Fund Bike Hike.
The granola…Warrior Crunch.
"a healthy blend of oats, honey, almonds, dried fruit and chocolate chips"
A bag of this granola will cost you less than $6 and better yet, you'll be donating towards a very worthy cause.
To help kick things off, Sarah has offered to give one bag to one of you to try.
What do you do? Simply spread the word! Share this link to purchase Warrior Crunch Granola and be sure to emphasize that all proceeds go directly to Susan.
To enter to win the free bag of warrior crunch are as follows (one entry per requirement, leave a separate comment for each entry):
- TWEET about it! Copy and paste to Twitter: “@NutsAboutGranol & @MyCancerWarrior are donating all proceeds of Warrior Crunch Granola to #TGFA http://wp.me/p1B7vY-9Bg”
- FACEBOOK about it! Copy and paste to Facebook: “Nuts About Granola &Cancer Warrior are donating all proceeds of Warrior Crunch to The Great Fundraising Act! http://wp.me/p1B7vY-9Bg”
- BLOG about it! Copy and paste into a post: “Please consider purchasing a bag of delicious Warrior Crunch to support my friend, Susan, who has Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Nuts About Granola & Cancer Warrior have teamed up and created this tasty granola for a good cause. All proceeds from sales of this granola will go to Susan! Read more about it here:http://wp.me/p1B7vY-9Bg”
- EMAIL SOMEONE about it! Copy and paste into an email: “Dear Friend Who Loves Granola and Helping Others, please consider purchasing a bag of delicious Warrior Crunch to support my friend, Susan, who has Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Nuts About Granola & Cancer Warrior have teamed up and created this tasty granola for a good cause. All proceeds from sales of this granola will go to Susan! Read more about it here: http://wp.me/p1B7vY-9Bg”
remember to leave a separate comment for each thing you do!!!
(above content borrowed from Janetha who is also hosting the same giveaway on her site!)
The Giveaway will run until Monday, August 8th.
Please help spread the word about this great cause or simply just buy a bag for yourself.
Other great ways to purchase….
Warrior Crunch will debut at the Healthy Living Summit on August 19th in Philadelphia, PA; an event that brings the top healthy-living food bloggers together under one roof to network, learn and blog about all things fresh, fun and healthy. Warrior Crunch will be available for sale at the HLS and there will also be samples in the swag bags of all attendees!
Warrior Crunch will be available for sale at Nuts About Granola’s stands at the York Central Market and Lancaster Central Market, as well as on their website: www.NutsAboutGranola.com. Cancer Warrior will also sell it on their website: www.cancer-warrior.org and store HMB Designs on Prince St. in downtown Lancaster.
A HUGE thank you to Nuts About Granola and Cancer Warrior for helping to make this possible. I know we all still have some giving left in us. Susan's fight is not over and therefore, we still need to come together to help her fight that fight.
Please help us spread the word and remember to leave a comment on this post letting me know how you shared this information by Monday, August 8th for your chance to win a free bag of Warrior Crunch.