Thursday, August 19, 2010

PROMISE ME: PREVIEW, CAMPAIGN, AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
GIVEAWAY EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 1!
How a Sister's Love Launched the
Global Movement to End Breast Cancer
BY NANCY G. BRINKER


ABOUT THE BOOK:

Growing up, Nancy and her sister Suzy were inseparable, with the elegant, socially poised Suzy serving as younger sister Nancy's best friend and role model. Then in 1977, at the age of thirty-four, Suzy was stricken with breast cancer. Three years later, having endured an uninformed doctor, surgeries that left her feeling mutilated and stripped of her sexuality, and fighting through several grueling courses of chemotherapy and radiation, Susan G. Komen lay dying. Toward the end, she begged her sister to do something, anything, to make sure that other women with breast cancer would not have to suffer as she had from the ravages of this disease.
"Promise me, Nanny," she said. "Promise me you won’t let it go on like this."
Her heart broken, Nancy promised: "I swear, Suzy. Even if it takes the rest of my life."
At that moment, Susan G. Komen for the Cure was born.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

NANCY G. BRINKER is the founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She has served as Ambassador to Hungary and United States Chief of Protocol and is currently the Goodwill Ambassador for Cancer Control for the United Nations World Health Organization. She has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. Visit Nancy at nancygbrinker.com.

JONI RODGERS is the
New York Times bestselling author of Bald in the Land of Big Hair, a memoir of her cancer treatment and recovery.

THE PROMISE ME/FOR MY SISTER CAMPAIGN:
Promise Me is the story of how that vow launched Nancy on a thirty-year-long mission to change the way the world thought of, spoke of, and treated breast cancer. Brinker’s unparalleled success at turning $200 and a list of would-be donors into a movement that has saved the lives of millions of women was recognized by President Obama in August 2009, when he awarded Brinker the Presidential Medal of Freedom. "In the months after making that promise," the President noted, "Nancy lay awake at night wondering if one person can really make a difference. Nancy's life is the answer."

By sharing Promise Me with your own sister or your loved one, together you can join the global movement to end breast cancer.

Learn More: Click on the Join the Promise Me banner above to find out how you can get a copy of the book signed and sent to a loved one for free when you buy your own copy. Doing this will help the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization continue their important work as you become part of the cure!


Post an Excerpt from Promise Me on your social network site or blog.
Download the Promise Me Readers' Guide, and plan to hold a reading group with your friends and family. Encourage your local bookstore or library to do the same.
Engage at Facebook.com/SusanGKomenfortheCure. Join the conversation in the "Promise Me by Nancy G. Brinker Facebook Event."

Find out how you can get involved at: Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO JULIE AND THE PEOPLE AT
CROWN PUBLISHING I HAVE ONE COPY OF
THIS AMAZING BOOK TO GIVE AWAY.
IT IS MY HOPE THAT MANY OF YOU WILL
WANT TO BUY YOUR OWN COPY AND SEND
THE SPECIAL EDITION SIGNED COPY TO A
LOVED ONE. AS WE GET NEAR THE END OF
THIS GIVEAWAY, MORE COPIES MAY
BECOME AVAILABLE BUT MORE ABOUT
THAT LATER WHEN YOU READ MY REVIEW.




--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!



HOW TO ENTER


+1 ENTRY:
COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE ABOUT WANTING THIS BOOK AFTER READING THE INFORMATION ABOVE AND WATCHING THE VIDEO


+1 MORE ENTRY:
VISIT "JOIN THE PROMISE ME FOR MY SISTER" CAMPAIGN BY CLICKING ON THE BANNER ABOVE. COME BACK AND TELL ABOUT SOMETHING INTERESTING YOU FOUND OUT WHILE VISITING THE SITE

+1 MORE ENTRY:
BLOG OR TWEET OR SHARE ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY ON THE SOCIAL NETWORK OR BLOG OF YOUR CHOICE. EACH PLACE YOU POST SHOULD BE SEPARATE AND WITH A LINK LEFT IN YOUR COMMENT.


GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, OCTOBER 1!


36 comments:

Beverly said...

Thanks for hosting - I had not heard of this book before and am so glad I do now. My sister's mother-in-law just had surgery (3 weeks ago)and is recovering from surgery for two separate kinds of breast cancer. I have been made more aware than ever before as my sister and I chat while she tends to her mother-in-law. I hope that I will win this book, that way I when I buy 2 more I will have one for each of us! Your timing for this giveaway is truly amazing. Please enter me. Thanks. bsharp88@gmail.com

debbie said...

I have heard the name and the campaigns over and over. I never heard the story behind it. I would like to read it. Cancer has hit my family hard. I think it would be good for me to read this book.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Tore said...

I am a follower. Please enter me in contest. I would like to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

Ruthie said...

Very powerful & moving! I would love a copy. Please enter me, thanks.

ruthiekb72@yahoo.com

Colleen Turner said...

My aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer about a year ago and is now in remission. I thank god for that everyday but am very aware that not everyone is able to survive and thrive this horrible disease. I have heard the name and the movement over and over but have never known where it started. I would love to win this book for my aunt so we can learn and share together.
Thanks,
candc320@gmail.com

Colleen Turner said...

I went to the Promise Me website and learned that Suzy, the woman who inspired the whole movement, was stricken with breast cancer when she was only 34! I had no idea she was so young.
Thanks,
candc320@gmail.com

Benita said...

What a ravaging disease! I lost both parents to cancer. My sister and I fear this horrible disease. I'd love to read this book.Thank you for hosting.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Alyce said...

I have heard of this book before, but your post was a good reminder for me because I had temporarily forgotten about it. I would love to be entered to win!

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Linda Kish said...

I'd like to read the story behind the Susan G Komen Foundation and Race for the Cure. My family has been lucky so far and not had breast cancer until age 90.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

Nancy Brinker was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama last August.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

rubynreba said...

I also have heard the name and campaigns but never knew the story. It sounds very interesting. I have lost 2 friends to breast cancer and would love to read this.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

g.g. said...

I don't know anyone who has not had their lives touched in some way by cancer. I have family members and close friends I have lost to cancer as well as it being breast cancer. This is the one charity I give to no matter what my financial situation is. Thanks for letting me enter.

anjamie4 AT gmail DOT com

g.g. said...

I ordered a book to give to my cousin who is a survivor and the other will be sent to a dear friend currently battling it. I found out that President Barack Obama honored her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by going to the site.

anjamie4 AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

I have one cousin who passes away from breast cancer and another who has invasive breast cancer. When I lived in California, I had my annual mammograms at the Susan G. Komen Breast Center. I never knew the story behind the name. That is the reason why I would like to read this book.

CarolNWong(at)aol.com

Anonymous said...

+5 Swagbucks

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Anonymous said...

It has been 30 years since Nancy promised her sister, Susan to fight this horrible disease. My son's classmate died from breast cancer at the age of 17! I hope that the money raised will soon obliterate this horrible disease.


CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Meredith said...

I have several friends who have beaten breast cancer. Right now my hubby is going through his own battle with cancer, and while it's not breast, it's still an uphill trial.

meredithfl at gmail dot com

Linda Henderson said...

I would be very interested in reading about her mission to promote breast cancer awareness.

seriousreader at live dot com

Linda Henderson said...

I learned about the Promise Me readers guide that can be downloaded for use.

seriousreader at live dot com

Linda Henderson said...

I tweeted this giveaway.

http://twitter.com/BookOwner/status/22459050462

seriousreader at live dot com

Jolee said...

I am a cancer survivor. I also admire the close sister relationship...something I do not have. Cherishing... joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

Learned that the book is available as an ebook too at their site. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Pamela Keener said...

I have followed this story for years. I have had too many friends who have been dealt the blow of breast cancer but fortunately have been survivors.
Love & Hugs
Pam
pk4290(at)comcast(dot)net

rbooth43 said...

North Carolina State University lost a great coach-Kay Yow-due to breast cancer. She was a great role model for all women. Promise Me is the story of how that vow launched Nancy on a thirty-year-long mission to change the way the world thought of, spoke of, and treated breast cancer. That's why I would love to win this book for my library in Oxford NC, so that many people can read this book.

rbooth43(at)yahoo(dot)com

rbooth43 said...

I am an email subscriber and a google follower.
rbooth43(at)yahoo(dot)com

hendy said...

Let me wipe away the tears first. I have heard this name and organization before but one thing I was not aware of is that "Suzy's" cancer may have progressed farther than it should have due to a "misinformed" doctor. How sad, I know so many women who have had to endure this type of cancer and this book (after reading it) I could pass on to them.
hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

hendy said...

After visiting the Promise Me campaign website I sadly learned that the author will not be doing a book signing near where I live. It was cool to see who endorse/reviewed the book: Dr Oz. and Laura Bush.
hmhenderson AT yahoo DOR com

allisonsbj3 said...

I'd love to read this because I've always wondered about Susan G. Komen.

allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

allisonsbj3 said...

I found it interesting that Yoplait is sponsoring book signings.

allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

LoveMy2Dogs said...

This book sounds interesting to me because 1 1/2 years ago, my GYN found a lump on my breast. I was scared to death. After a few tests, it turned out to be nothing but I have done my share ever since to help raise money for the Cure.

jrandtam[at]columbus.rr.com

LoveMy2Dogs said...

I find it interesting that you can share excerpts from the book with friends.

This is for such a great cause.

jrandtam[at]columbus.rr.com

LoveMy2Dogs said...

I shared this giveaway on FB

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=100000225125999&v=wall&story_fbid=154347941252812&ref=mf

jrandtam[at]colubus.rr.com

LoveMy2Dogs said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/lovemy2doggies/status/25160419708

jrandtam[at]columbus.rr.com

rubynreba said...

One of my very good friends has been battling breast cancer for years and I know she would love this book.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

One of my very good friends has been battling breast cancer for years and I know she would love this book.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

In 1977 when her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer nobody talked about breast and cancer in the same sentence!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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