March 11, 2009 in contest
Cheerios is on a mission to raise awareness of heart disease and to provide free cholesterol screenings to women in need. According to a survey they conducted recently, 37 percent of adults haven’t had their cholesterol checked in the past year. And I’m sure you all know that cholesterol is a leading cause of heart disease.
I know for me, heart disease is a very scary thing. My grandfather and my grandmother’s sister have both had heart attacks in the past 10 years or so. I honestly don’t know how much genetics has to do with it, but if it’s a factor, I’ve got it coming from both sides of the family. Yikes! So even though I am very young, I frequently worry about the condition of my heart and even my cholesterol number.
Cheerios wants your help! They have decided to donate $1 , up to $200,000, for each code entered at the Cheerios Circle of Helping Hearts website. As I mentioned earlier, they want to raise awareness and offer free cholesterol screenings. So we need to do everything we can to make sure they get to the maximum $200,000!
Cheerios also wants to say thank you. They’ve generously offered to give 3 freshwater pearl bracelets away to my readers! Check this baby out:
It is beautiful! I’ve had it on since the moment it showed up on my doorstep. And I feel like each time someone asks about it, I have a chance to raise awareness about heart disease. Beauty and a purpose!
I’m giving your 2 chances to win.
- Comment here with ways that you maintain a healthy heart. Is it exercise, diet, frequent cholesterol screenings? Or if heart disease has affected your life in anyway, please share that. Or just say hey if you have nothing to say about heart disease. :)
- Post a link to this contest on your blog. Comment a second time to let me know you did it.
Contest closes Saturday March 14 at noon, central time. I’ll use the random number generator to announce the winners after that and give you a few days to send me your address. If I don’t hear from you after, say 2 days, I’ll pull another number.
We can only ship to US address. Sorry ya’ll. :(
Guys, this is such an important subject. Every day I hear stories about people having heart attacks, and the people seem to be getting younger and younger. We’ve got to help Cheerios out!