Philips MicroDose Mammography & My October Tradition #PhilipsBCA #Giveaway

Philips MicroDose Mammography & My October Tradition #PhilipsBCA #Giveaway

MicroDose mammogramsI started Girlfriendology eight years ago because two of my dear friends were dealing with cancer. This terrible disease takes too many of our friends and family – too many! So, we’re thrilled to spread the word about mammograms in this sponsored post by Philips. As always, we only share what we’d tell a girlfriend and we believe this message needs to be passed on to all our girlfriends! (Plus, there’s a giveaway below to make someone’s life better!)

It’s my October tradition. I get my annual mammogram and I check off fending off breast cancer for another yearYEAH ME! It the little thing I do every year for me – so I can hopefully live a long healthy life and spend years with my girlfriends 🙂 It’s the stress-free way to take care of the ‘girls!’ (When was the last time YOU had a mammogram?)

We’re thrilled to work with Philips’ Breast Cancer initiative in spreading the word about getting mammograms and the importance of early prevention.

DID YOU KNOW? …

A single image can help reveal breast cancer before it reaches a critical stage. A single image can change a woman’s life. Philips offers a complete family of advanced imaging systems to help deliver quality care at every stage of life. Their imaging solutions give the complete picture, helping make diagnoses, less invasive therapy and personalized care a reality for every woman. For example, Philips’ MicroDose Mammography delivers high-quality breast images at a low radiation dose. MicroDose Mammography is also designed to provide a less stressful mammography experience.

Through their amazing MicroDose Mammography system, Philips is helping women identify the signs of breast cancer on their traveling Mammography Truck road show throughout the US.

I know what some of you are thinking, that getting a mammogram is stressful and hurts.

I love that the MicroDose Mammography has a slightly curved surface where the breast is placed for the X‐ray (and is nicely warmed to body temperature!). Because you will be leaning into the machine a little, this provides comfort since the surface fits the curvature of the upper body and ribs better, compared to other systems which have a completely straight surface. Plus, their low dose mammography can enhance the efficiency of screening programs by increasing the diagnostic confidence of clinicians and also by avoiding unnecessary radiation exposure. What a great thing – to make something so important even better!

In 2013, Philips continues to support Breast Cancer Awareness through its global, multi-year program

  • – 2013 marks the second year of Philips’ long-term commitment to improving the lives of people around the world by supporting Breast Cancer Awareness
  • – Through its support of Breast Cancer Awareness, Philips wants to raise awareness for the importance of early detection, facilitate free testing to women and support ground-breaking international research through donations
  • – Building on the technology, expertise and passion across its three sectors – Healthcare, Lighting and Consumer Lifestyle – Philips hopes to add meaningful and sustainable value to the cause and help drive the fight against breast cancer

As a part of Philips global campaign, Philips is:Breast Cancer Awareness

  • – Illuminating landmarks Pink around the world.
  • – Raising money for breast cancer research.
  • – Facilitating discussions around the theme of breast cancer prevention with the importance of early detection and the importance of low dose mammography screening technology.

Next October, I’m looking for a MicroDose Mammography clinic. Have you had a mammogram this year? If not, please make an appointment.

Thanks Philips for this important work and reminder to get a mammogram. Join the movement: Twitter @PhilipsHealth, Facebook PhilipsHealth, Instagram PhilipsHealth, LinkedIn Philips Healthcare. For more Information, please visit: http://bit.ly/PhilipsBCA13

Philips has sponsored a GIVEAWAY of a $75 Visa Gift Card to a reader (on a random basis) – Just tell us below (leave a comment) what you would do for good with the money! (Drawing 11/1 8am ET) Enter once/day – and tell your friends!

PhilipsBCA Infographic, Breast cancer information, mammograms

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THANKS to our 2013 Sponsor – Biz Stain Fighter and Mean Green Degreaser (check out their coupons!). If you’re a brand, please contact us and check out more for Brands and Businesses who want to be Girlfriend Recommended. And – THANKS to YOU Girlfriend!

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GIVEAWAY: Ticket to #SavvyBlogging Summit! Join us for this great #BloggerConference

Blogging quote, Savvy Blogging SummitI’m always amazed by people who blog all the time and tweet all the time, and still get things done. I don’t know how they do it.
Jarvis Cocker

If you’re a blogger, married to a blogger, know a blogger, or just have a friend of a friend who is a blogger, you probably know what this quote means – Bloggers do amazing things!

Three years ago I went to a blogger conference to hopefully learn something ‘amazing’ for my business. I did! And I’ve been back and am thrilled to have it in my hometown of Cincinnati this summer!

Savvy Blogging Summit Partner CincinnatiSavvy Blogging Summit is a blogger conference (1) put on to help bloggers with the business of blogging and (2) was launched by a great group of girlfriends (so of course we love that!). Savvy Blogging Summit IV will take place this June 20-22 in Cincinnati and we’re thrilled to be able to offer a GIVEAWAY to this blogger conference sponsored by COLLECTIVE BIAS (my employer and rocking media company that brings brands and bloggers together to create amazing media and attention!).

The 2013 Savvy Blogging Summit is a three day blog to business event that will help you become a leader among your peers. With small classes, professional speakers, awesome partners, and a community unlike any you’ve experienced before the Summit can take your website to the next level.

Hosted at the Westin Hotel in downtown Cincinnati, the Savvy Team is planning an intense 3 day blog to business event. Topics such as leadership, ebooks, marketing, SEO, monetization, affiliate marketing, networking, and social media will be on the agenda for this amazing weekend.

With awesome speakers, practical sessions, and great networking opportunities you’ll be challenged every minute of the event to take your blog to new heights.  From hobby bloggers who are looking to turn their blogs into a business to the seasoned six figure blogger there will be something for every level at the 2013 Summit.

The contest runs from NOW to Monday, May 6th, 2013 10pm ET. How do you enter to win a pass to the June 20-22 Savvy Blogging Summit? Leave a message below and spell the city where Savvy Blogging Summit will take place AS WELL AS the name of the company sponsoring this GIVEAWAY. (Hint: CB!) 1 winner of a ticket to the conference will be selected by using random.org. (You are responsible for your travel, etc.) (You may enter once/day.)

NOTE: You don’t have to be a female blogger to enter or win 🙂

p.s. While I was not ‘compensated’ by Collective Bias for this giveaway, I am an employee of this great organization. As is always on Girlfriendology, we only publish what we’d share with a girlfriend. You’ll love this conference!

And … speaking of great blogger conferences 🙂 I hope to see you this coming weekend in Bentonville AR for  SoFabCon – a brand and blogger conference by the Collective Bias team. Hope to see you soon!

p.s. Here’s what’s been going on on Girlfriendology this week:

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THANKS to our 2013 Sponsor – Biz Stain Fighter and Mean Green Degreaser (check out their coupons!). If you’re a brand, please contact us and check out more for Brands and Businesses who want to be Girlfriend Recommended. And – THANKS to YOU Girlfriend!

Note: Girlfriendology does share affiliate links from time to time. However, we only recommend products that we’d honestly share with a girlfriend.

#GFweekend Twitter Party & BlogTalkRadio Show – Great PRIZES!

Girlfriendology GFweekend, twitter party, brave writer, bauke groupIt’s time to PARTY with the Julies & win PRIZES in our #GFweekend Twitter Party!

JOIN US TODAY, September 14th 3-4pm ET on Twitter as we chat (using #GFweekend) with Julie Bogart and Julie Bauke about their great girlfriend advice on educating our kids and finding the perfect job – two great topics to make your life better! (No RSVP required!)

And listen in at 2pm ET (TODAY) as we talk with both of the Julies 😉 about how they help women live better lives AND the great information and prizes for the #GFweekend Twitter Party on BlogTalkRadio.com/Girlfriendology!

We’re talking BACK TO SCHOOL

BRAVE WRITER – Founder JULIE BOGART has awesome homeschooling curriculum for writing and literature. Even if you don’t homeschool, she has great information for moms of students – from how to help them on the SAT/ACT, to how to encourage your kids to learn and grow their passion for knowledge. JOIN US as Julie shares homeschooling/mom insights and some FAB prizes like Back-to-School $50 Giftcards at Amazon and a Kindle!

And BACK TO WORK

THE BAUKE GROUP – Another great Julie will join us, meet JULIE BAUKE, founder of The Bauke Group. She and her team want you to be ‘Career Happy’ and skip to the shower every morning in anticipation of your wonderful career. She’ll offer information for job seekers and those of us who wonder if our career is going in the right direction. JOIN US as Julie will share all kinds of helpful career / job search information and AWESOME prizes like her book, coaching and THREE $50 gift cards at TJMaxx/Marshalls to buy your interview outfit!

Just tweet with #GFweekend TODAY 3-4pm ET and join in on the conversation. We’ll be awarding at least six sets of gift cards at $50 each, plus the Kindle, plus who knows what?! FUN STUFF! 

By the way, we LOVE guest blogs here at Girlfriendology. Have a great girlfriend story to tell? Want to celebrate your fabulous female friends? SHARE! (And, we also have Girlfriend Gurus – check that out to be featured on Girlfriendology!) SIGN UP for our weekly newsletter and get our FREE eBook ‘30 Days / 30 Ways to Be a Better Friend– check it out!

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More to check out – Facebook.com/Girlfriendology  and Twitter/@Girlfriendology where we’re connecting with over 50,000 women (we block guys!) and Pinterest.com/Girlfriendology where we share visual inspiration and great quotes. More Girlfriend Friendship Quotes& Did you see our INFOGRAPHIC on ‘What Women Want‘?

THANKS to our BIG 2012 Sponsor – Biz Stain Fighter and Mean Green Degreaser (check out their coupons!). And – THANKS to YOU Girlfriend!

#GFweekend Twitter Party – Homeschooling & Job Searching + PRIZES :)

Girlfriendology GFweekend, twitter party, brave writer, bauke groupLife may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance. Unknown

RESCHEDULED: for Friday, September 14th!

We’re dancing and partying this Friday, August 24th from 3-4pm ET on our #GFweekend Twitter Party. (Get it? GF Girlfriend Weekend?!)

We did our first #GFweekend Twitter Party two weeks ago with some great prizes and tweets/conversations with Biz Stain Fighter and The Wine Sisterhood.It went so well that the hashtag #GFweekend made it up to the second highest hashtag in the U.S. during the party! (Thanks to all who participated especially to our sponsors Biz and Wine Sisterhood for their GREAT prizes!)

We’re back this week with two more great partners and lots more great PRIZES! Join us on Friday as we chat on #GFweekend with:

BRAVE WRITER – Founder JULIE BOGART has awesome homeschooling curriculum for writing and literature. Even if you don’t homeschool, she has great information for moms of students – from how to help them on the SAT/ACT, to how to encourage your kids to learn and grow their passion for knowledge. JOIN US as Julie shares homeschooling/mom insights and some FAB prizes like Back-to-School Giftcards at Amazon and a Kindle!

THE BAUKE GROUP – Another great Julie will join us, meet JULIE BAUKE, founder of The Bauke Group. She and her team want you to be ‘Career Happy’ and skip to the shower every morning in anticipation of your wonderful career. She’ll offer information for job seekers and those of us who wonder if our career is going in the right direction. JOIN US as Julie will share all kinds of helpful career / job search information and AWESOME prizes like her book, coaching and gift cards at TJMaxx/Marshalls to buy your interview outfit!

Just tweet with #GFweekend on Friday, August 24th, 3-4pm ET and join in on the conversation. We’ll be awarding at least six sets of gift cards at $50 each, plus the Kindle, plus who knows what?! FUN STUFF!

Girlfriendology life may not be, friendship quoteBy the way, we LOVE guest blogs here at Girlfriendology. Have a great girlfriend story to tell? Want to celebrate your fabulous female friends? SHARE! (And, we also have Girlfriend Gurus – check that out to be featured on Girlfriendology!) SIGN UP for our weekly newsletter and get our FREE eBook ‘30 Days / 30 Ways to Be a Better Friend– check it out!

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More to check out – Facebook.com/Girlfriendology  and Twitter/@Girlfriendology where we’re connecting with over 50,000 women (we block guys!) and Pinterest.com/Girlfriendology where we share visual inspiration and great quotes. More Girlfriend Friendship Quotes& Did you see our INFOGRAPHIC on ‘What Women Want‘?

THANKS to our BIG 2012 Sponsor – Biz Stain Fighter and Mean Green Degreaser (check out their coupons!). And – THANKS to YOU Girlfriend!

Partying with my Girlfriends | Female Friends & Female-Friendly Brands

Girlfriendology thankful for the mess, friendship quoteI am thankful for the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends. ~Nancie J. Carmody

Ever have a party and wonder if anyone will show up? Thankfully my girlfriend Penny shows up early or on time (almost every time) so I know, even if no one else comes, I’ll hang out with my friend Penny and we’ll have a blast!

We recently had a ‘Party’ and wondered, ‘who will show up?’ Thankfully so many of you did!

Our #GFweekend (Girlfriend Weekend) Twitter Party was a HUGE success due to our sponsors and the wonderful women on Twitter who made it a FABULOUS Party! It was Friday, August 10th 3-4pm ET and we had great prizes and tweets from our wonderful partners and fave female-friendly brands: Biz Stain Fighter and The Wine Sisterhood.

And we reached the #2 top trending hashtag for the party! AWESOME!

Congrats to the winners of 1 year supply of Biz/Oxydol/Mean Green Cleaner and of Wine Sisterhood Giftbags!

And thanks for joining us for the party Girlfriends!

By the way, we LOVE guest blogs here at Girlfriendology. Have a great girlfriend story to tell? Want to celebrate your fabulous female friends? SHARE! (And, we also have Girlfriend Gurus – check that out to be featured on Girlfriendology!)

SIGN UP for our weekly newsletter and get our FREE eBook ‘30 Days / 30 Ways to Be a Better Friend– check it out!

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More to check out – Facebook.com/Girlfriendology  and Twitter/@Girlfriendology where we’re connecting with over 50,000 women (we block guys!) and Pinterest.com/Girlfriendology where we share visual inspiration and great quotes. More Girlfriend Friendship Quotes& Did you see our INFOGRAPHIC on ‘What Women Want‘?

THANKS to our BIG 2012 Sponsor – Biz Stain Fighter and Mean Green Degreaser (check out their coupons!). And our July sponsor of Fridays – The Wine Sisterhood (check them out on Twitter and Facebook too). And – THANKS to YOU Girlfriend!

Disclosure: Biz Stain Fighter and the Wine Sisterhood sponsored this Twitter Party. As always, we at Girlfriendology only work with brands that we would share with our girlfriends.

 

TWITTER PARTY! Biz Stain Fighter & Wine Sisterhood #GFweekend

Girlfriendology Biz, wine sisterhood,twitter partyGirlfriends LOVE the Weekends Right? Well, We’ll start you out with some Fab Prizes from Biz Stain Fighter and the Wine Sisterhood at our upcoming TWITTER PARTY!

JOIN US online on Friday, August 10th 3-4pm ET for the #GFweekend Twitter Party. Sponsored by Biz Stain Fighter and The Wine Sisterhood, we’ll share tips on weekends, wine and wine spills as well as awesome prizes like a year of Biz Stain Fighter and more!

Weekends are GREAT, right? Well, we’ll make your weekends more fun and less stressful with our tips and prizes focused on the two things consistently in my weekends – Laundry and Wine. We’ll share helpful tips for making laundry clean of stress with stain-fighting girlfriend advice AND we’ll get you ready for the weekend with wine and food ideas for you and your girlfriends.

PRIZES:

  • 1 years supply of your choice of either, Biz Stain Fighter, Oxydol Laundry Detergent or Mean Green Cleaner.
  • Grand Prize –  1 Year Supply of Laundry & Household cleaning products, Biz, Oxydol and Mean Green.
  • 3 Wine Sisterhood Gift Bags & $50 Target Gift Cards – Canvas Wine Sisterhood bag filled with wine gifts and treatsWine sisterhood prize

JOIN US Friday, August 10th 3-4pm ET for the #GFweekend Twitter Party! Follow the #GFweekend hashtag on Twitter and visit us on Facebook.com/Girlfriendology for the winners and additional opportunities!

By the way, we LOVE guest blogs here at Girlfriendology. Have a great girlfriend story to tell? Want to celebrate your fabulous female friends? SHARE! (And, we also have Girlfriend Gurus – check that out to be featured on Girlfriendology!)

SIGN UP for our weekly newsletter and get our FREE eBook ‘30 Days / 30 Ways to Be a Better Friend– check it out!

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More to check out – Facebook.com/Girlfriendology  and Twitter/@Girlfriendology where we’re connecting with over 50,000 women (we block guys!) and Pinterest.com/Girlfriendology where we share visual inspiration and great quotes. More Girlfriend Friendship Quotes& Did you see our INFOGRAPHIC on ‘What Women Want‘?

THANKS to our BIG 2012 Sponsor – Biz Stain Fighter and Mean Green Degreaser (check out their coupons!). And our July sponsor of Fridays – The Wine Sisterhood (check them out on Twitter and Facebook too). And – THANKS to YOU Girlfriend!

Disclosure: Biz Stain Fighter and the Wine Sisterhood are sponsoring this Twitter Party. As always, we at Girlfriendology only work with brands that we would share with our girlfriends.