Give Aways


This year's shirt design.

I got my Race for the Cure shirt in the mail yesterday, which means it’s almost time for the big event.  This year’s event is October 16th.  It is my third year to run in the Little Rock Race for the Cure, a race that I am absolutely in love with.  I’ve blogged about it before here and here. The big draw for me is the purpose of the event (fighting breast cancer via screenings and research), which creates an electricity in the crowd that is palpable.  Over 40,000 women came downtown last year to take part.   You’ll float from the race expo with tons of cool giveaways (and the fanciest port-a-potties you’ll ever see), to the stage with the bands, through the mass of estrogen at the starting line, past three miles of men (including firemen, bikers, shriners, musicians, and of course all those kids and daddies) cheering along the way, and on to the grand finale: the pink wave of the survivors’ parade moving down Broadway.

This year I’m running as part of the KTHV/MomsLikeMe.com team.  It’s a great opportunity to join up with other moms for a great cause.  I’ll be running the race, but other team members will be jogging or walking the 3.1 mile course, and others will be doing the 2k family walk/run with their kiddos in strollers.  If you’d like to join the team, you can get more information here, and register for the event here.  If large events aren’t your thing, or you just can’t make it, you can also donate to the Komen Race for the Cure through my fundraising page.

There are tons of other fun events surrounding Little Rock’s Race for the Cure.  Here are a couple you might like to know about:

Wednesday, September 22nd 6:30-8:30 @ Go! Running: GET YOUR PINK ON! Ladies Night Out.  Come on out to the Go! Running store for a fun evening of fashion, food, and facts (about Race for the Cure)  Go! Running will be offering some great discounts on their apparel and shoes, and you’ll even have a chance to win a pair of New Balance shoes!  If you’re on Facebook, you can learn more and RSVP here.

So, maybe you’re not into running or walking, but we can all spit, right?  Spit for the Cure recruits females 18 years and older to contribute a DNA sample (by spitting into a tube) and answer a short questionnaire.  This will be used to create a “bank” of information for future studies.  You can Spit for the Cure at the race, or you can contact Dr. Martha Phillips if you would like to participate via phone at 501-526-6413 or via email at mmphillips at uams dot edu.

Dillards is hosting Fit for the Cure at various locations across the state.  A $2 donation  will be made for every Wacoal & b.tempt’d bra fitting, plus an additional $2 donation for every bra or shape wear sold.  Check with your local Dillards to see if they are participating.  In Central Arkansas, the McCain Mall Dillards’ event will be October 7th.  Park Plaza Dillards’ event will be October 8th.

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Congratulations Janet!  You won the pair of weekend passes for the Arkansas Women’s show!  Winner was determined by the random number generator at random.org.

The 2010 Arkansas Women’s Show will be June 12-13 at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.  Gather up all your girlfriends for a weekend of  shopping, food, entertainment, information, and fun! The event features a cooking show with celebrity chef Paula Deen on Saturday and a performance by American Idol finalist Mandisa on Sunday. Themed areas include the Home and Garden Pavillion sponsored by Champion Windows, Health and Wellness Lane sponsored by Baptist Health, Fashion Avenue sponsored by Dillards, Culinary Court, and The Marketplace.  A sampling of other cool goings-on include (click here for complete schedule):

  • Sat. 1pm: Jones New York “How to Wear It” Fashion Show
  • Sat. 2pm: “Clear the Clutter. Change Your Life” workshop
  • Sat. 3pm: Self Defense for Women
  • Sun. 1pm: Container Garden seminar
  • Sun. 2pm: Beauty Buzz seminar
  • Ongoing: Health Screenings from Baptist Health

I have attended a similar event in St. Louis, MO and am super excited to check this out.  I’m a little nervous about the Paula Deen cooking show though.  When I see her on TV, I can’t resist repeating everything she says just to try out her accent.  Hopefully I can keep myself stifled when I see her live!  For sure I’ll be sniffing around the vendor booths for all the freebies I can get my hot little hands on, and I’m hoping to score one of the 5 minute personal style consultations with Lloyd Boston.  I’m also curious about what will be available in The Marketplace: I’ll be toting some mad money in case I don’t win the $500 vendor spending spree giveaway.

Oh, what’s that?  You want to go to?  Well, it just so happens that I have a pair of weekend passes to give away. These passes have a value of $50 for the pair and get you all the fun stuff mentioned above, and then some! You can earn up to five entries in the ticket give-away by doing one or more of the following:

1. Leave a comment on this post with your favorite event/feature of the Arkansas Women’s Show.

2. Subscribe to my blog via RSS or email.  You can use the links in the upper right side bar of the blog to do this.  Leave a separate comment saying how you subscribe.

3. “Like” the MOMcation page on Facebook (and look for another opportunity to win tickets on that page).  Leave a separate comment saying that you have “liked” MOMcation

4. Repost this give away on your blog or share it on Facebook (two possible entries here).  Post a comment with a link to where you promoted the contest.

Entry deadline is 12 midnight cst on Monday, May 31st. Winner will be determined using a random number generator.  Winner will be announced on Tuesday, June 1st here on the blog. Tickets are also available for purchase online and at select locations.