Giveaway: Procter & Gamble basket of goodies for a cause!


Mamas, it’s giveaway time and you’re gonna love this one! You can win a basket filled with top-selling Procter & Gamble beauty and health brands — think Cover Girl, Olay, Pantene, Crest, Gillette, Secret … !! It’s a $200 value, girls

pink-pouf.jpgAnd this giveaway is especially awesome because it’s tied to a wonderful event that helps women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment. Please note that you don’t have to donate hair to put your name in the drawing for the gift basket, but we wanted you to help us spread the word about Procter & Gamble’s Pantene Beautiful Lengths event on Wednesday, Sept. 8. The event will be held during the P&G Beauty Northwest Arkansas LPGA Championship.

If you – or your daughter – have long hair, you can help by donating your locks! If you’ve been considering a cut, this is the perfect opportunity. As a thank-you for donating your hair, you’ll receive a free hair style by some of NWA’s most talented stylists. And LPGA players will be there to support the cause! Sign up to donate your hair at the Sept. 8 event by emailing

The donated hair will be used to craft beautiful wigs with P&G’s partner, HairUWear. It takes at least SIX ponytails to make one Beautiful Lengths wig, and the wigs are given free of charge to women who have lost their hair during cancer treatment.

A few key facts about donating your hair:

  • Donated hair must be a minimum of eight inches long (measure your hair just above the elastic band of the ponytail to the ends).
  • Hair may be colored with vegetable dyes, rinses and semi-permanent dyes. It can’t be bleached, permanently colored or chemically treated.
  • Wavy/curly hair is fine!
  • Learn more at or by calling P&G at  479-571-5400. If you know you want to donate your hair, sign up by e-mailing They’ll let you know when to be there!

Now, on to the giveaway details!

frizz_control_shampoo.pngHOW TO ENTER: Throw your name in the hat to win the $200 health and beauty basket from Procter & Gamble! It’s simple to enter — just click on the orange comment button and tell us about your own personal battle with cancer or about someone you know whose life has been touched by this disease.

You may also enter via e-mail at

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR ODDS: As always, we reward those mamas who help spread the word about our giveaways. And since this one is linked to SUCH an important cause we’d love for you to tell your mom friends and their daughters about the Beautiful Lengths event.

Send your friends an e-mail about the $200 basket giveaway (and the Sept. 8 Great Lengths event) and we’ll give you an extra chance to win for every friend you tell. Just be sure to put on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit.

Thanks in advance for helping us spread the word about this important event, mamas! Good luck winning the great basket of health and beauty products from Procter & Gamble!




  1. I lost my dad to cancer when he was 57 and just yesterday a 30 year old woman from my hometown lost her battle with cancer. She had battled breast cancer in her 20’s then got leukemia from all of the treatment for breast. So this is in loving memory of the two of them and in honor of those whose lives are touched by cancer.

  2. My grandmother beat breast cancer over 25 years ago. However, she was diagnosed with lymphoma 2 years ago, and she is still battling it. At 90, she just isn’t able to battle it as well as she did before. My other grandmother was just diagnosed with cancer last week. My cousin had a molar pregnancy that turned into cancer, which she bravely battled and survived! So many lives are touched by cancer, from the victims to their families and friends; once this disease rears its ugly head, lives are changed forever.

  3. I have been very fortunate and haven’t lost anyone in my family to cancer!! My mom has had a few scary biopsies, and I know several women who have battled breast cancer, so my daughter and I walk in Race for the Cure every year.

  4. I lost my aunt about 5 years ago to stomach cancer. She fought for so long. I have also seen another aunt survive 2 rounds of breast cancer! She is amazing. She has been cancer free for over 10 years now! Both of these women are my heroes! They both fought their cancer with such courage.

  5. My husband’s cousin who was in her early 30’s lost her battle with breast cancer. She had tried to have children for years and finally had a beautiful boy, when he was around 2 is when she found out and she was gone before he was 5, so he only remembers his mom being sick. My best friend’s dad thought he had a bad back and it turned out to be cancer but by the time he went to the dr it was too late, they lost him in a few short months.

  6. Our dear first son was born with luekemia, and we were blessed to be with him and get to know him until he was 5 months old. He fought very hard, and during our time at St. Jude Children’s hospital, we saw and were inspired by so many other beautiful, courageous children fighting cancer. We miss our little Matthew every day, but we were truly blessed by the outpooring of love and support that we received as we fought for his life.
    This Beautiful Lengths charity is a wonderful way to show support for those going through the troubling stages of cancer therapy. What a great event for young girls to participate in and learn from!

  7. I lost a co-worker to cancer, and until you’ve seen it firsthand affect someone you care about it isn’t truly understood. It’s terrible. I’m grateful to companies like Procter & Gamble for caring and acting.

  8. Oh this is awesome! I think I may do this, I have needed a haircut for a while. I am going to measure my daughters hair and see if she wants to do it too! Thanks for the info!

  9. I don’t have enough hair to spare right now, but I’m thinking of little e, the 4-year-old son of a friend who is battling leukemia. He’s such a great little fighter and he’s getting better all the time, which is so great!

  10. My sister had cancer when she was 17 years old. Her senior year of high school was filled with 6 months of chemo, followed by 3 months of radiation, and then through the summer and part of her freshman year of college was 6 more months of chemotherapy. It has been 18 years now and St. Judes in Memphis saved her life! She married and has 3 beautiful girls. Praise the Lord!

  11. My MIL battled a cancerous brain tumor. We miss her and wish she could have gotten to know her 10 granddaughters (no grandsons!!). Her children are a beautiful reflection of her.

  12. My Dad had a cancerous tumor in his kidney but thank God the doctors found it in time and he never had to deal with chemo. He has been cancer free for 5 years! Thank you Lord! 🙂

  13. I would really love to win this for my sister, Mary. She is a wonderful mother to two beautiful boys. One here on earth and one in heaven. She lost her precious son Anthany to Luekemia about 5 years ago. Mary will miss her sweet child until the day she sees him again, but for now she pours all of her love into his brother Jacob. My sister amazes me and reminds me to keep may faith strong. When we see someone who has won the battle against cancer, we send up a thank for that person and for their family.

  14. I have aunt that is fighting cancer right now. Also i have lost family members to cancer. My mother did survive and her sister also.

  15. I lost my father-in-law to cancer. We miss him and wish that he could have gotten to know his grandchildren.

  16. My daugher and I have both done Locks of Love. What an easy way to donate so precious to a cancer survivor!

  17. I have had an uncle, aunt, and others as well you have won and lost their battle with cancer. They have fought bravely and are a great example for fighting to live.

  18. My life has been touched in SO many ways by cancer. I lost my dad 8 years ago to cancer and my 30 year old sister was diagnosed 3 weeks ago.

  19. A friend of mine, who is new to the area, has an 8 yr old son who is battling cancer. I am entering this drawing for her.

  20. My mother was diagnosed with bladder cancer 6 years ago and has now been cancer-free for nearly 5 years! We are so thankful for that blessing!

  21. I lost a dear friend just over a year ago after a short battle with cancer. Life is so precious and it’s opened my eyes to enjoy each day!!

  22. I’ve lost many family members do to cancer. It’s hard, but it makes you appreciate life more.

  23. I was diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer 5 years ago. I was fortunate enough to have caught it early & didn’t have to go through chemo.

  24. My husband was diagnosed with cancer about a year after we were married. I am thankful everyday that he is cancer-free after 13 years. We also have two beautiful children which we were told might not be possible. My best friend was also diagnosed with breast cancer. I am also thankful that she is now cancer-free after 7 years. They both underwent numerous surgeries, treatments and tests. They are two of the most brave and incredible people I know.
    Thank you Proctor & Gamble for your support!

  25. I am thankful to say that both my husband’s mother and my own mother are survivors. Although the disease has drastically changed their lives, they are here today to love and cherish.
    Thanks to Proctor and Gamble for your efforts to increase their quality of life.

  26. There is a history of skin cancer in my family, but thankful so far I don’t have it. My brother had to have some treatments about a year ago, but is doing fine now. My husbands uncle died from cancer about 5 years ago he was a very speciel person and taught us alot though his battle.

  27. Unfortunatly, I have lost my father to cancer at a very youg age, my grandfather died of cancer, my mother in law has battled it, my sister in law has struggled with it and a very close friend has had a rough 15 years with all types of cancers her story is the one that inspires me the most. I pray ever day that my loving husband, beautiful daughter and I stay healthy.

  28. Thanks to Proctor and Gamble for your efforts to increase the quality of life for the individuals battling.

  29. We lost my aunt several years ago to a rare thyroid cancer. She had battled for many years and managed to maintain a wonderful quality of life right up to the end.

  30. We lost our granddad to lung cancer..He was the rock in our family. My grandmother Beda missed him so much until the day she joined him. The are both very missed.

  31. My grandmama is a breast cancer survivor.. Also, my father-in-law is a prostate cancer survivor. I pray that one day they will find a cure for cancer to save all those loved ones that didn’t make it.

  32. My whole family is fair skinned. My mom always told us to use suntan lotion and watch ourselves in the sun. Both my parents and a brother have had skin cancers cut off, some have been melanoma but caught early. we have been lucky as none have been deadly. I am very thankful and watch my own skin carefully.

  33. My husband was diagnosed with prostate
    cancer three years ago. It was caught
    early, he had the DaVinci surgery and
    did not have to have chemo. We are very
    thankful for that. My Dad died from lung
    cancer many years ago. Probably caused
    from smoking. If you smoke always be
    mindful of the awful disease it can cause. Thanks Proctor&Gamble for supporting such a great cause.

  34. Thank you for supporting this event. I had a wonderful friend that lost her battle with cancer a few years ago.

  35. My oldest daughter is now a five year breast cancer survivor. She had a double mastectomy and a total of 17 surgeries in four years counting the reconstruction surgeries. She has to be one of the bravest people I’ve ever known to have gone through so much pain and suffering during that time. It made me realize that my arthritis pains and normal aging aches and pains are nothing when compared to what she went through.

  36. I lost my Dad from cancer 15 years ago but it doesn’t seem that long ago. I have been able to help other people that have lost or is going thru a loss of a parent or family member. It also has made me appreciate the little things and reminds me everyday… Don’t sweat the small stuff….

  37. This is a great cause and event! I currently have an aunt battling breast cancer and my paternal grandmother died after a 4 year battle with breast cancer.

  38. I have fortunately not had to personally experience this disease, and I thank God for my blessings everyday!

  39. My husband lost both his aunts to cancer. It has had such an impact on his life and his family’s lives. I can’t even imagine what they went through. I know when I was on my way to the ER the other day after a fall, I found myself putting on make up…sometimes having the hair and makeup done can make such a difference in my ability to deal with even day to day stuff, so I can only imagine how it could help to donate hair for those who are losing theirs.

  40. Cancer is a word that no one want to hear specially when attacks our beloved family. My daughter in-law was diagnosed with an agressive brest cancer stage 4, she had bilateral mastectomy and is recovering really well. The love and support of people like you, friends and family is what makes this battle easy to win. This battle is His, the victory is hers!!

  41. I AM A SIRVIVER!!! I am so blessed! My cancer was deep seeded they found it almost by accident, but after surgery in 2002, I have been cancer free. although I didn’t have to have chemo, I did have 36or38 radiation treatments. I did not have to go thru the process of losing my hair. I am 71 years old and as of July of this year I am using a walker. Believe it or not-it is PINK and has our emblem in several places. When I am out in the public I have had many opportunities to tell women of all ages the importance of getting that FIRST MAMMAGRAM!! In my own way I am “WALKING” in the marrathon!

  42. My mom was in a fender bender and received a scan due to some pain from the accident. It turns out that she had a tumor in her kidney, which they thought was benign. After removal of the tumor, they determined that it was cancerous. If she would not have been in the car accident, we might not have known that she had a cancerous tumor! She recently received a follow-up scan, which determined that no cancer was present.

  43. I donate my hair tomorrow and I am excited about it. It is my second time donating and I have done it before in memory of my grandmother. She had breast cancer for a little under a year and pasted away almost 14 years ago.

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