Philips Healthcare is Educating, Empowering, and Encouraging Women

by Jennifer Donovan

This is a sponsored post by Philips Healthcare

We all think pink every October, and the awareness of breast cancer prevention is just a part of life. That said, we still have so far to go. I have to be honest and admit that as a woman over 40, I am not doing all that I should be.

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I went to my 25th high school reunion this summer, and as I was connecting with people, I found out that one of my dear friends was treated for breast cancer about five years ago. I was floored. I have two other friends my age who had breast cancer before 40. I didn’t walk through it with them either, but I think there was something about my friend — my high school friend who I still remember as a teen girl — that brought it so close to home.

Philips Healthcare is taking action:

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Philips is a company that cares for people

People (you) are at the heart of everything they do. Their mission is to improve people’s lives through meaningful innovation. Phillips Healthcare believes that you can only truly innovate if your innovation is personal, relevant & impactful.

Philips delivers innovations that make a difference

At Philips, they believe people should be healthy, live well and enjoy life. As a technology company that cares about people they challenge themselves every day to deliver on this promise and help solve the world’s toughest health care concerns and clinical challenges through meaningful innovation.

They help in

  • Educating women about the importance of early screening and detection
  • Empowering them to ask the right questions that will help them make the right choices
  • Encouraging them to talk to their doctor to get screened today

As a part of Philips global campaign, Philips is:

  • 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.

Join the movement:

For more Information, please visit: http://bit.ly/PhilipsBCA

Enter to win

We are giving away a $75 Visa Gift Card to help spread the word about breast cancer awareness. To enter this giveaway, fill out the Giveaway Tools form below to enter.

 



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Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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1 DEBIJOT October 5, 2013 at 3:10 pm

I would donate the money to breast cancer research in honor of my mother, who passed away due to this disease.

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2 mrsshukra October 5, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Breast cancer research is a very important cause to me — my sister and many of my friends are going through treatment now.

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3 Elena October 5, 2013 at 7:18 pm

I would donate to breast cancer research

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4 Jessica To October 5, 2013 at 7:18 pm

I would buy groceries for our church’s food pantry.

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5 Kim Kihega October 5, 2013 at 9:54 pm

I’d give it to a friend in need with 2 kids.

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6 Susan Smith October 5, 2013 at 11:24 pm

I would buy food to donate to our local soup kitchen.

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7 samantha w October 6, 2013 at 1:31 am

I would give it to someone with kids in need

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8 shirley October 6, 2013 at 2:02 am

I would buy groceries for an elderly lady on fixed income, it would help her so much.

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9 shelly leatham October 6, 2013 at 2:10 am

I’d buy things for the Christian Help Center!
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10 Alvina Castro October 6, 2013 at 2:26 am

I would help out my elderly neighber whose husband just died

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11 Marti Tabora October 6, 2013 at 6:49 am

I know 3 children that need some new clothes and shoes for school and they will be very appreciative of anything I could get for them.

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12 Lisa Brown October 6, 2013 at 8:56 am

i would buy a toy and donate it to toys for tots so a child has a toy for the holidays

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13 heta s October 6, 2013 at 10:33 am

I would buy meals from local store to donate.

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14 Patricia Wojnar Crowley October 6, 2013 at 11:08 am

I’d donate some diapers and wipes to a mom who needs them.

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15 Mami2jcn October 6, 2013 at 11:22 am

I would buy toys and donate them to the toys for tots program at Christmas time.

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16 Shannon October 6, 2013 at 11:41 am

I love gifting surprise gifts to a family who’s struggling.

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17 stephanie October 6, 2013 at 12:18 pm

i would buy christmas for people in need

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18 Nicole Larsen October 6, 2013 at 1:44 pm

I’d buy some winter jackets for foster kids!

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19 Anne Lehnick October 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm

I would spend money on a number of children’s causes globally, nationally, or locally and many of the research funds for diseases like cancer.

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20 Vickie Couturier October 6, 2013 at 3:34 pm

give it to a family who are fighting cancer,,my brother passed over a year ago an I know he had a tough time financially

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21 Kelly D October 6, 2013 at 4:04 pm

I would give the money to our local soup kitchen.

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22 Leslie Galloway October 6, 2013 at 4:05 pm

I would use it for an Angel Tree kiddo!
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23 Thomas Murphy October 6, 2013 at 5:43 pm

I would donate to cancer research

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24 angie October 6, 2013 at 6:32 pm

money would go for the community closet which helps feed and cloth those in need

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25 Colleen Boudreau October 6, 2013 at 11:14 pm

I would donate to a charity.

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26 Courtnie October 6, 2013 at 11:47 pm

I’d donate it to someone who could really use the money.

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27 kerrie mayans October 7, 2013 at 5:58 am

I would use it to purchase items for our local food bank.

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28 Cheryl F. October 7, 2013 at 6:47 am

I would help the local animal shelter.
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29 Brittany October 7, 2013 at 8:06 am

I would first get myself a mammogram, then give back to the community through my church.

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30 Nancy Kane October 7, 2013 at 9:09 am

I would take my friend Lauren out and pamper her. She has had brain cancer, skin cancer and most recently breast cancer. She is a fighter and a survivor. She could use a little TLC!

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31 Kristie October 7, 2013 at 9:11 am

I local church collects coats for kids this time of year, so I’d buy a couple coats :-)
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32 Jill McHale October 7, 2013 at 9:40 am

I would give it to my local shelter.

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33 Sher October 7, 2013 at 9:48 am

Spend some valuable time having a Mani pedi w my mom who is a breast cancer survivor.

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34 Michele C. October 7, 2013 at 9:49 am

I would either use the money to purchase food for the Ronald McDonald House for family weekend meals, or use it to buy products where money is given back to a good cause.
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35 Francine Anchondo October 7, 2013 at 10:31 am

I would buy groceries then donate to the food bank

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36 Linda Stewart October 7, 2013 at 11:19 am

I would give it to the PTO at my grandson’s school to help purchase supplies for the kids classrooms.

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37 Wendy T October 7, 2013 at 3:14 pm

I think it’d be Gilda’s Club in our area. They are a great source of support and education during a battle with cancer.

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38 Cynthia R October 7, 2013 at 10:47 pm

my friend lost her husband to cancer, they have young children, I would give the money to her

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39 Renee Walters October 8, 2013 at 9:13 am

I would buy food to donate to our local soup kitchen.

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40 Tabathia B October 8, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Where I am our food bank is suffering, so I would donate to them

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41 Heather October 8, 2013 at 9:33 pm

I would take my mother in law out to dinner. She is a breast cancer survivor!!

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42 Adrienne Gordon October 9, 2013 at 6:08 am

I’d donate it to susan g komen

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43 Margaret Smith October 9, 2013 at 6:54 am

Our church does collections for local mom’s to be that are struggling. I’d like to buy items for a new baby or mom to help them out.

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44 Cynthia C October 9, 2013 at 7:48 am

I would donate to the local food bank.

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45 rachel travis October 9, 2013 at 8:34 am

Purchase thanksgiving dinner for a family in need!

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46 Barbara Montag October 9, 2013 at 9:17 am

I’d donate it to the Food Shelf where I volunteer.
A number of things they need to purchase.
Thank you.

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47 sarah hirsch October 9, 2013 at 10:06 am

I have lost weight so I need to buy new clothes then I would donate all my other ones to goodwill

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48 Ann Fantom October 9, 2013 at 10:20 am

I would buy presents for our Christmas adopt a family

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49 nickie October 9, 2013 at 10:51 am

Donate to food pantry

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50 kim h October 9, 2013 at 11:46 am

Toys for tots

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51 Tammy S October 9, 2013 at 1:17 pm

I would donate it to my daughters school Outreach program. They provide students with holiday meals and gifts.

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52 beth shepherd October 9, 2013 at 1:23 pm

I would help with friends’ bills

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53 Kathy B October 9, 2013 at 3:11 pm

I’m a breast cancer survivor so I might just make myself the good cause. Nah, I’d donate to the Young Survival Coalition.
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54 Lacey Burd October 9, 2013 at 3:46 pm

I would adopt a family for Christmas with this. It would go towards Christmas dinner & presents for a family in need.

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55 Sue Ellison October 9, 2013 at 6:08 pm

I would buy groceries for a family I know. They have 5 children and are struggling to make ends meet.

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56 Katherine October 9, 2013 at 6:30 pm

I would donate to the Toys for Tots program in our area

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57 Christine October 9, 2013 at 7:22 pm

food to donate

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58 Denise S October 9, 2013 at 7:38 pm

I would donate to help wounded veterans.

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59 Suzanne K October 9, 2013 at 8:11 pm

I’d donate it to a friend of mine who has a local horse rescue organization.

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60 mickeyfan October 9, 2013 at 8:40 pm

My employer has a special “cause” we always give to. It’s a backpack program where food is sent home with some children on weekends. For some, it might be the only real food they have when schools aren’t open.

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61 Tracy Robertson October 9, 2013 at 9:57 pm

I would donate to Feeding America.

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62 Rich Morris October 9, 2013 at 10:31 pm

I would donate it towards the local foodbank

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63 Amy Orvin October 9, 2013 at 10:47 pm

I’d buy food for my local animal shelter.

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64 April Brenay October 9, 2013 at 11:18 pm

I would donate to Operation Homefront here’s to military kids campaign they do each Christmas!

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65 amy b October 9, 2013 at 11:40 pm

I would give the money to my mom who suffers every day with lupus. She lost her job and has no income or medical insurance

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66 Christian Alejandro October 10, 2013 at 2:29 am

I like to give christmas toys, so I would love to buy some to donate.

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67 Stefanie Gladden October 10, 2013 at 2:38 am

I would donate to charity!!

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68 Tari Lawson October 10, 2013 at 6:55 am

I would give it to my niece who is struggling to make ends meet while taking care of an ailing family member.

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69 Ellie W October 10, 2013 at 9:26 am

I would use it for Christmas and let each of my boys pick an child from the Angel Tree to buy a gift for.

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70 Tricia Andrews October 10, 2013 at 2:33 pm

I am the PTA volunteer in charge of my daughter’s school’s “Croc Cheer” program (we are the Crocodiles!!) which purchases gifts for kids at her school this holiday season. We usually ask people to purchase an outfit and one toy. I could buy a few outfits and toys with this gift card!

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71 Scott Martin October 10, 2013 at 4:52 pm

I would buy shoes for the kids.

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72 Carolyn G October 10, 2013 at 5:09 pm

I would donate it to the local food pantry. They are hurting righ tnow.

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73 julie murphy October 11, 2013 at 6:34 am

I would buy a gift card for the lady at work whose husband has cancer

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74 Carohn Joline Z. October 11, 2013 at 10:49 am

I would spend the money on my mom. She is a breast cancer survivor.

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75 Amy Brewer
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A pink breast cancer shirt with a matching hat…I have been wanting to get one for a while but never did yet..

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76 Tom Bellamy October 11, 2013 at 9:08 pm

I would donate it to the Salvation Army.

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77 janna johnson October 11, 2013 at 9:15 pm

I would buy dog food for a shelter.

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78 robyn paris October 11, 2013 at 9:15 pm

i would use it for animals in need

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79 Melanie Montgomery October 11, 2013 at 9:21 pm

I would take a friend who is going through a rough time out to dinner

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80 debbie October 12, 2013 at 9:13 am

I would use it to buy things for our food bank.

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81 Kyl Neusch October 12, 2013 at 1:14 pm

donate to breast cancer research

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82 Mary Calabrese October 12, 2013 at 4:27 pm

I’d use it towards donations for the Emma Horton house.

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83 Sarah L October 12, 2013 at 6:08 pm

For our food bank.
Thanks for the contest.

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84 Jayne October 12, 2013 at 6:58 pm

I have family on very small fixed incomes that could always use a little extra.
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85 tallcapp October 12, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Doctors without Borders.

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86 joni October 13, 2013 at 2:06 am

Toys for Tots or Make a Wish are my favorite charities.

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87 Barbara Platt October 13, 2013 at 4:11 am

my mom she’s on a fixed income
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88 Claire October 13, 2013 at 5:11 am

I would give it to my coworker who recently had to move in with her daughter because of money trouble.

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89 Cynthia R October 13, 2013 at 9:23 am

I would donate it to the local Battered Women’s Shelter

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90 Robin October 13, 2013 at 11:08 am

I would use it for toys for tots to help someone’s christmas more brighter

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91 Jill Myrick October 13, 2013 at 12:11 pm

I would use it to help a single mom in our neighborhood buy groceries this month.
As she recently became unemployed.

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92 Kimberly Hilbert October 13, 2013 at 12:12 pm

My time and money go to a local organization that takes care of severe and profoundly disabled children and adults.
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93 Nadine L October 13, 2013 at 12:16 pm

I donate to Toys for Tots every year, so I would buy as many toys as I could

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94 Geoff K October 13, 2013 at 1:47 pm

I’d use the gift card to buy a bunch of games and books to donate to Toys for Tots this year. Thanks!

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95 Dana October 13, 2013 at 2:10 pm

I’m doing TEam in Training for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society so I would us it for that http://pages.teamintraining.org/vtnt/zionpark13/dcjones

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96 richelle bowers October 13, 2013 at 2:25 pm

our food bank here is hurting. I would help with that

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97 Jamie October 13, 2013 at 4:34 pm

I’d use it for our Angel Tree child!

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98 sheri blessing October 13, 2013 at 6:04 pm

I would help a local youth sports team

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99 Daniel M October 13, 2013 at 8:47 pm

our local food pantry is always in need

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100 Rebecca Lock October 13, 2013 at 9:52 pm

I would use this to help fill the food bank in our little town.

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101 Sadie B. October 13, 2013 at 10:09 pm

I would use the money to help out our PTO.

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102 Jennifer October 13, 2013 at 10:14 pm

I would give it to a food bank.

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103 AmyBond October 13, 2013 at 11:30 pm

I’d give it to my sister who is a single mom and could really use it.

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104 soha molina October 13, 2013 at 11:35 pm

buy toy for Toys for Tots

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105 ronalee October 13, 2013 at 11:40 pm

I would purchase items and make care kits to deliver to the nursing home.

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106 Monique Rizzo October 13, 2013 at 11:58 pm

I would help my local food bank.
Thanks for the chance.
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107 Stephanie Larison October 14, 2013 at 12:09 am

I’d use it to buy toys for Toys For Tots this year.

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108 Jean.Massey October 14, 2013 at 1:09 am

I would probably donate to Race For The Cure as I have friend who will be participating and is raising funds.

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109 Vera P. October 14, 2013 at 1:49 am

I’d give it it my neighbor,who is recently single and she is due in a few weeks with a baby. This would help her out.

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110 Neiddy October 14, 2013 at 3:07 am

The cold weather is coming soon and there is people around here that can’t afford warmer clothes. Using the gift card to buy sweaters and jackets for those in need seems like the right thing to do

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111 heather crawford October 14, 2013 at 3:35 am

A child in need for the hoildays!!

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112 joseph gersch October 14, 2013 at 4:29 am

on animal welfare

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113 Roxann October 14, 2013 at 8:25 am

I would use it for a hungry family.

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114 Jennifer H October 14, 2013 at 9:18 am

I would help a friend of mine that has fallen on hard times.
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115 Samantha Daleo October 14, 2013 at 9:44 am

I would buy some dog food or treats for the local shelter.

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116 Anthony October 14, 2013 at 10:17 am

I would buy some food to donate to those in need

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117 Debra Hall October 14, 2013 at 11:23 am

i would buy hats and gloves and donate them

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118 vivian October 14, 2013 at 2:43 pm

I would give the money to an organization that helps kids from bad homes

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119 Lisa Garner October 14, 2013 at 3:03 pm

I would donate the money to my children’s schools Buddy Backpack program.

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120 Ben G October 14, 2013 at 3:12 pm

I would donate to cancer research.

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121 Angela Cisco October 14, 2013 at 5:02 pm

I’d use the money for my niece and nephews for Christmas. Their dad (my BIL) is terminally ill and they dont have much money.

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122 Tara C October 14, 2013 at 5:16 pm

I like to donate to the local women’s domestic violence shelter, they can always use more help there.
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123 Tanya G October 14, 2013 at 8:10 pm

I would donate to the Humane Society to help them protect animals facing abuse and neglect across the country and around the world.

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124 Paula Tavernie October 14, 2013 at 9:21 pm

I would buy diapers for The Women and Childrens Shelter for Abused Women!

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125 Michelle Tucker October 14, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Probably some toys for toy’s for tots.

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126 Kayte CookWatts October 14, 2013 at 9:32 pm

I would donate for our upcoming food drive!

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127 Melinda Stephens October 14, 2013 at 10:03 pm

I’d give it to a family member who is struggling right now.

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128 Terry Cross October 14, 2013 at 10:45 pm

I would buy food to donate to the food bank

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129 MIchelle Fosnaugh October 14, 2013 at 11:05 pm

I would donate to my grandmother’s nursing home so they could do something fun for them on Halloween, they are so strapped for cash to do activities

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130 Vikki Billings October 14, 2013 at 11:23 pm

I would adopt a child for Christmas that might not get any gifts.

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131 Brittney House October 14, 2013 at 11:42 pm

I would buy jackets and blankets and donate them for the upcoming winter months.

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132 CharityS October 15, 2013 at 12:15 am

I would use it to buy groceries for my local food bank.

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133 Richard Hicks October 15, 2013 at 12:18 am

I would give to our local AARF animal shelter

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134 Trisha McKee October 15, 2013 at 12:19 am

I’d buy groceries for my elderly friend who is on a budget. And I’d make dinner for her and visit for awhile.

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135 sheryl cullum October 15, 2013 at 12:52 am

I would buy food for our countys foodbank

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136 Jennifer Reed October 15, 2013 at 1:26 am

I would donate the gift to a charity that helps families deal with a breast cancer diagnosis.

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137 Sand October 15, 2013 at 1:31 am

I would use it for our city’s food pantry.

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138 Nicole Millheim October 15, 2013 at 1:41 am

Since Thanksgiving is coming up. I will buy Thanksgiving meals for the less unfortunate. I do it every year and it feels good to pay it foward

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139 Mihaela Day October 15, 2013 at 3:47 am

I would buy groceries for our church

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140 Eileen Richter October 15, 2013 at 4:03 am

I have to be honest and say I would give to my son’s family with 3 kids. they just lost their house and one of her two jobs. They really need a leg up right now. thanks

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141 Brian E. October 15, 2013 at 4:42 am

Thanks for the giveaway…donate gloves & wool hats to our city’s homeless shelter.

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142 Amanda Sakovitz October 15, 2013 at 10:43 am

i would donate food to our town’s food pantry

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143 Leslie L Stanziani October 15, 2013 at 10:52 am

I would use it to help supply some Christmas gifts to 3 kids from the angel tree at church.

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144 susan smoaks October 15, 2013 at 11:08 am

i would use the money to help my grandmother get groceries and gas, sometimes she needs help!

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145 Joy Q October 15, 2013 at 11:44 am

I would donate the money for cancer research

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146 Denise Donaldson October 15, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I would donate to cancer research

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