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Wrapping Up Another Pinktober with a Giveaway!

Another Pinktober is almost behind us. Many, maybe even most, in the blogosphere are breathing a collective sigh of relief as November appears on the horizon. I guess I’m sort of a misfit because I have never minded Pinktober. As I’ve said before, I look at it as another opportunity to be a little louder. But I must say, it’s not like I’m sad to see the month of breast awareness, I mean breast cancer awareness, come to a close either. I’m not sure if it’s my imagination, but I don’t think I saw as much pink crap in the stores this year. Did you? Or maybe I just haven’t been shopping much lately. Yeah, that’s probably it. 

A while back the distributors of the movie Decoding Annie Parker contacted me about spreading the word a bit more about their movie. I agreed. because this is an important movie to have in your personal library, share with others, donate to your cancer center or give away. So I am delighted to have not one, but two copies of this DVD to give away!

Here are four reasons to give this movie a big thumbs up:

  • This movie is about two very different, but equally strong women. We need more movies like this do we not?
  • The movie tells the story of a RESEARCH success story. Again, we need more movies like this!
  • This movie is a perfect example of the need for every patient to be her own best self-advocate.
  • It’s a good story and no, you don’t need to be personally impacted by hereditary cancer to benefit from or enjoy watching this movie.

If you’d like to, you can read my earlier complete review of Decoding Annie Parker here.

You can view the movie’s trailer by clicking on the image below.

To enter my giveaway via the blog, simply leave a comment below by 11 pm CT on Monday, November 3rd, stating you’d like to win a copy of this movie.

For a SECOND chance to win via Facebook, leave a comment (again by Monday 11 pm CT) on my Nancy’s Point Facebook page (under the posting about this giveaway) stating you’d like to win a copy.

That’s it! Enter once, or enter twice! I’ll announce the winners on this post and also on Facebook sometime shortly after the deadline.

Thank you for reading, participating and sharing about my giveaway!

And thank you for being there through another Pinktober too.

Have you seen this movie and if so, what did you think of it?

Do you wish to be entered in this giveaway?

Announcing the winners! The winner of my giveaway via the blog is Kimberly and the winner of my Facebook giveaway is Laura! Congratulations, ladies, and thank you everybody for participating! I’ll be emailing the winners soon. Thanks again!

 

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Click on the image to view the movie trailer. Both used with permission.

 

 

 

 

27 thoughts on “Wrapping Up Another Pinktober with a Giveaway!

  1. Thanks for weathering Pinktober so well, Nancy ;))

    I’d love to win a copy of the DVD. I got involved with FORCE in 2001 while exiting my family’s cancer demon. Years of advocating by literally knocking on doors and cold calling medical providers was fulfilling and gratifying. A new generation has taken become involved and is doing much more than Id ever dreamed possible.
    My personal journey with BC and the negative BRCA test which proceeded my DX by 1 1/2 years has left me with more questions than answers. But I’m still searching.
    I’ve heard incredible reviews about “Decoding..” And would love the opportunity to own and share my copy with my local cancer group “Survivors Rock”!

  2. PS
    My daughter is 21 now and I feel as thought I’m “under the gun” to get a better understanding of her risk and the details and timeframe for her screenings 🙂

  3. I love to win this movie as I am from South Africa and it is not available as yet here in the SA .Coming from a BRCA family I can relate to the story of Annie Parker

  4. I am momofive three sons and two daughters 14 & 16. I would love to win a copy of the movie. I mentor many young women some who are survivors and some who have tested positive for brca1 and/or brca2. I try to be realistic but also cautious not to pass any of my fear on to my daughters or the young women I mentor. I think this movie may be a great ice breaker for young woman just starting their journey into breast cancer education or knowledge. I wish that I could prevent them from joining our club maybe there is hope.

    1. Diana, This movie would be a great ice-breaker for sure. Thank you for entering my giveaway. And good for you for mentoring others. That’s terrific.

  5. I would love to win a copy of the DVD! I enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for sharing your feelings and experience with us.

  6. I’ve never heard of this movie, so I welcome a chance to win it and view it for myself. I tested negative for genetic links but it is suspected that there’s something “in my family code” that passed from my mother to me. She died at age 52 of breast cancer metastases and i was diagnosed at age 48 with Stage IIIB breast cancer and age 49 with Stage IV.

    1. Vickie, I’m sorry about your mother and I’m sorry you’ve been diagnosed as well. Lots of women test negative, but clearly still have ‘something’ going on genetically speaking. This is a good movie for anyone for the reasons I mentioned and more. Thank you for participating. You’re in!

  7. I would love to win a copy of this movie! I have spent this Pinktober doing my beat to educate my little world about MBC and I find it to such a relief that it is over!!

    1. Jenn, Thank you for trying to educate others. Sometimes it feels like an uphill struggle, but yet onward we go, right? Thank you for reading and entering my giveaway. Good luck!

  8. Nancy, I would LOVE to own a copy of DECODING ANNIE.PARKER. After a harrowing trip to DUKE MEDICAL CENTER, hoping to get proper treatment, I was once again disappointed with the medical system of today.
    The physician that asked me to skip my scheduled appointment on October 6. 2014 and just go straight to the ER to be evaluated and admitted, well, she never showed up in the EMERGENCY ROOM and I spent the next two days back in a special room in the ER, and didn’t even see a nurse for a day. Can you believe that? I believe I am jaded, and now I am hesitant to even call this doctor who specializes in Breast Cancer, the kind that is difficult to diagnose and treat, for fear of what I would say to her. Really, I don’t feel like being a nice person to her and I know myself well enough to know I WOULD be heard by her if I get the opportunity to have a face to face with this “wonderful specialist”. The problem, or one of them, is I don’t live in North Carolina, I live two states away in Georgia. The transportation bill was a whopping $1,800 (and I was told there would be no charge) and I don’t know how I am going to pay it. That was another kick in the teeth. I am not giving up though, I would like to think I am stronger than that. But, I am really getting sick and tired of going from oncologist to oncologist with them telling me how worried they are that I have mets and then being treated this way. I am not here to complain, but the system is getting harder and harder to tolerate, and I think of those worse off than me — just trying to get decent treatment. PINKTOBER will be a memorable one for me this year, that’s for certain. BTW, I saw a drop off of the PINK Ra Ra’s this year too, thinking it was just me, but I did get plenty of requests for contributions “For the Cure”. I couldn’t bring myself to even read them.

    Seriously, I would love to win one of the DVD ‘ S and then pass it along to someone in need, or to a Cancer Center. I hope I win, but if I dont, I know it will be well received by whomever is fortunate enough to take it home.

    My best to you and all my sisters,
    Fran

    1. Fran, I am so sorry you’ve been dealing with so much and I’m sorry you have been so disappointed by the medical system. Don’t give up advocating for what you need and deserve. Decent treatment shouldn’t be so hard to get. I appreciate that you took time to read my post and enter my giveaway. Good luck to you – on all fronts.

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