Lee National Denim Day, And A Giveaway


Congratulations to EG at Stuff Growing, Holly C., Nashville blogger Jessica from The Parsonage Family, Outnumbered Mama, and Sarah Hirsch! You each won a pair of I don’t really know anyone whose life hasn’t been touched by breast cancer, whether it’s your mother, your sister, a cousin, or a dear friend or co-worker or even yourself. It has touched my family the past few years with my own mother-in-law, and just recently my best friend’s family, whose sister-in-law was just diagnosed. I’ve had that terrifying moment where I found a small lump in my own breast (and I was so relieved to know I was fine a few biopsies and an MRI later but it was a long, stressful process.)


Lee National Denim Day is coming up in three weeks on October 8 and it’s a great way to rally together with friends, neighbors, colleagues, and family to raise money for breast cancer research and show your support.


Where are your donations going? Your money will help researchers at institutions across the nation (including Vanderbilt University here in Nashville) as well as help provide community and support for cancer patients through organizations such as The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club.


Visit the Lee National Denim Day website to find out more details and how you can register a team.



Speaking of jeans, I’m giving away five pairs of Lee’s Slender Secret Keller Jeans. I have different three pairs of Slender Secret line jeans and they are fantastic! Just leave a comment about how breast cancer has affected your life. For an extra comment, I’d love it if you’d “like” the new Blonde Mom Blog Facebook page, but please leave an extra comment here if you do. I’ll draw five winners’ names at random from all eligible comments left by midnight CST Thursday, September 23.


Disclosure: I am a Lee Fit Ambassador. I occasionally receive products from Lee, but I am not paid to share information about the company or its projects. I just think National Denim Day is a worthy event to share with ya’ll.

170 comments

  1. EG says:

    To be honest, breast cancer hasn’t touched my family immediately. But 4 years ago I decided to get involved anyway. I walked the Breast Cancer 3-Day for the Komen Foundation in 2006, was on the Crew in 2008 with my mom, and will be on the Crew with my mom again this year. It’s an amazing experience!
    .-= EG´s last blog ..Earl &amp Other- Cuter Boys =-.

  2. Tawnda says:

    while breast cancer has blissfully not touched anyone currently close to me, cancer has… and I firmly believe in education over hiding your head in the sand… though that is always easier to face… I am already signed up for Lee’s National Denim Day

  3. Laura Ranck says:

    I haven’t had any immediate family touched by breast cancer, but I can only imagine the shock and hurt it can cause. It’s most definently a worthy cause and I would love to help in anyway I could.

  4. Kimberly says:

    My best friend from high school died of breast cancer and I was definitely affected by all of that. i know of so many people that have been diagnosed recently.

  5. meeyeehere says:

    My grandmother that raised me got breast cancer and battled it for a long time as it spread to her lungs and then to her brain.That was 11 years ago.My other grandmother was diagnosed and was treated quickly and fully recovered.My mom has fibroids and all the time finds lumps and has to have them checked out.I have fibriods now too and often find painful areas and worry I have cancer.
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

  6. Katie says:

    My aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer several years ago. Luckily she’s beat it, but who’s to say it won’t come back again. It’s very scary and it scares me as I don’t want to get it—my daughter needs me. And the thought of my daughter someday inheriting it scares me even more!

    All of my appliances are pink for breast cancer (Kitchen Aide) and I also donate to this foundation every year. I am hoping to do the major walk soon, but until I get up my stamina / guts then I will just continue to donate $$ and do smaller walks supporting breast cancer research.

    Please enter me in your contest—I could really use some cute new jeans, especially ones that help slenderize me. Hee hee. Thank you!! :)
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Grandma

  7. KELLY KENNEDY says:

    Luckily I haven’t been touched by breast cancer, although I applaude every suvivor. and everyone who is currently fighting.
    Please enter me in the contest. I recently had a baby and slimming jeans would make me feel less self conscious

  8. Shawn says:

    Breast cancer has very much touched my life. My sister is a five year survivor. I lost an aunt to it. I have another aunt who has it and my mother was diagnosed with it this year.
    I have been really wanting to try these jeans so please enter me in your contest!

    shawn113(at)hotmail(dot)com

  9. Nicole says:

    Great cause. My MIL and grandmother both had it and managed to fight it successffully, although my grandma died at 75 after a great long life. I remember getting a letter from a friend’s mom who was diagnosed and her “easy” year was still busier than mine. It’s great how much more we know, but we still have a long way to go.

  10. The Parsonage Family says:

    My mom and both grandmothers have had breast cancer, so I have it coming from all angles! The first got it in the ‘70s and had a mastectomy, but the others were in the last 15 years, and a lumpectomy and radiation took care of it. Glad to see how technology and treatments are progressing!
    .-= The Parsonage Family´s last blog ..Little Friends =-.

  11. bonnie w says:

    My husband’s aunt fought breast cancer a few years ago and won. The whole family rallied around her.
    I would love to try these jeans – have heard about them before.

  12. Kelly B says:

    I only have a good story about cancer. My grandmother has had 3 different kinds of cancer and Breast Cancer was one of them. She has fought all 3 times and since her first diagnosis (22 years ago) she is still alive and kicking. She is now almost 83. All thanks to early diagnosis and great Doctors!!

  13. Rita J Dutto says:

    I lost a dear friend from breast cancer several years ago. I currently have two friends fighting the demon

  14. Claire says:

    Luckily I’ve known nobody with breast cancer, but I am very aware of it and try to do my best to help the cause whenever I can. Pink ribbon!

  15. Amy says:

    I honestly didn’t realize how many of the people I love have been affected by breast cancer, until recently. First, SIL, then find out MIL’s sister had conquered it in the past – she is still good. (need to make sure the rest of the family is ALL checked out!) Two dear friends at church have also survived it and boast of prayer and medicine! I need to whoop out the pink ribbons all around! They would look good with a pair of those jeans. ;)

  16. Vicki Wurgler says:

    My cousin was diagnosed with breast cancer about 5 years ago, a couple years later her sister. right now they are doing well and are survivors

  17. Brigid says:

    I had a scare many years ago that resulted in a lumpectomy, that thankfully was benign. I have had more mammograms than I can count in the last year and a half for “suspicious” places that it seems may be “normal” for me.

    I lost a dear friend to breast cancer 9 years ago. We have a party every year in her honor on the anniversary of her death – as per her request. She actually put it in her will that we should all get together and celebrate her yearly.

  18. MYSUESTORIES says:

    Breast cancer sucks! It seperated me from my best friend Moe three years ago. She did not die from her illness….I WAS TOO WEAK TO BE A GOOD BEST FRIEND!

  19. Lisette says:

    I would love to enter your lovely giveaway, those jeans look so darn comfy and just perfect!

    One of my co workers and friends had breast cancer and gosh it was such an awful time for her. Thank God she’s doing so much better now, but all those tests and surgeries really brought her down. It’s great to see her smiling again :)

  20. susitravl says:

    Family members of several close friends have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

    susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

  21. Cathy Wallace says:

    I’m blessed that breast cancer hasn’t come my families way. I recently received a package on Lee National Denim Day, that I signed up for through their Facebook page.

  22. Christina Anne D. says:

    I have friends whose mothers had breast cancer:( I’m happy there is such a movement to increase awareness. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

  23. Judy B. says:

    Breast Cancer has not struck in my family but has struck family friends and colleagues. It has impacted me by making me more attentive to checkups and self examination. I have also learned courage from these friends and of the improvements in treatment that have occurred as the result of continued research.

  24. Arceli says:

    One of my mom’s friends was diagnosed with breast cancer a few months ago. She has since undergone surgery and started radiation therapy. Her doctors are speculating a good outcome, so we continue to pray for her. This is the first person in my circle of family and friends to be affected by breast cancer.

    a(dot)long(at)tcu(dot)edu

  25. Monica says:

    Breast cancer is something I have batteled against and won! I can say it is something that very easily will sneak up on you so please everyone get mamograms regularly!

  26. Melissa says:

    My mother had breast cancer a few years ago and it has been one of the hardest things in our life. She is cancer free now but will never be the same. I hope that one day we no longer have to worry about this and have a cure for such a devastating desiese.

  27. Amy Brewer says:

    I haven’t had anybody around me with breast cancer but I did have a close cousin who had a scare. It scared all the women in our family to check ourselves every month. We have had deaths in our family from other cancers. I just wish cures were found and we wouldn’t have to worry about losing our family members.

  28. deanna says:

    The mother of my sister-in-law (we’re a close family) fought and won breast cancer. She wore wigs for awhile and went through some tough therapy. The awesome thing is she didn’t complain once…she kept smiling and living/loving life to the fullest.
    xoxoxo
    .-= deanna´s last blog ..ANNIVERSARY ROSE GIVEAWAY =-.

  29. Kathy Luman says:

    Thankfully Breast Cancer hasn’t affected my life or of any of my family. I’m not saying it won’t but so far we have been blessed. I think about cancer it is very sorry and I can’t imagine to go through something so dramatic. If any of you or your loved ones have may God bless and help you through your struggles and may you be heeled.

  30. Michael says:

    My wife diagnosed at 35 and my ypungest daughter just underwent surgery a week ago. She will be 35 in Dec

  31. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I have a mom-in-law and sister-in-law affected, I walked the susan g. komen walk this year.

  32. Debra B says:

    I have a very close personal friend that went through breast cancer about 8 yrs ago and she is living a completely totally cancer free life now, but it was rough getting there, thankfully she was one of the lucky ones and everything was caught at the beginning stages although my friend did have complete mastectomy and re-construction surgery immediately following she is doing great now and because of her I do get my mammograms regularly even though they hurt like hell, thanks for the great giveaway

  33. vickie says:

    My best friend is a breast cancer survivor … I lost a good friend and cooworker to breast cancer a couple of years ago … and 3 other people I work with have breast cancer

  34. tamatha says:

    My mom had a lump that thankfully was benign, however; the nasal tumor was not. She lost her battle in March & 9/23 would have been her birthday.

  35. Brieanna N says:

    i have had close friends whose family members have breast cancer and seeing them makes me want to do anything possible to spread the word.

  36. Tari L. says:

    Breast cancer has not affected my family, but it took the life of a woman whom I had befriended at my local gym. She and I would talk often while working out. She battled the disease for year and unfortunately lost her battle about 3 months ago.

  37. Jean F says:

    My only two sisters, my only paternal aunt, my only maternal aunt, and my mom all have/had breast cancer

  38. Holly C. says:

    My best friend is a breast cancer survivor, I am so thankful that today she is living a healthy and good life.

  39. hminnesota says:

    looks like mandatory entry was not saved.
    I have been lucky enough not to experience breast cancer close to first hand..but a recent colleague/friend, she had one removed at the age of 29!!

  40. Candace says:

    My grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 yrs ago. She had a masectomy and has been clean since then.

  41. Rachel McGuire says:

    Well, my Aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer just a few short months ago. She’s currently undergoing treatment and they say it looks good, that it was caught early enough. I was very close to my aunt growing up. I don’t get to see much of her these days but she’s in my prayers and thoughts everyday.

  42. Christina says:

    I lost a sister-in-law to breast cancer (who left behind a lovely 9-yr.-old girl at the time that I try to nurture and love, my brother’s child), and also have a close friend who had to have a double masectomy (in her 30’s) to survive breast cancer. Very sad! And very brave, these women!

  43. Erica C. says:

    Our family has been affected by several forms of cancer, but not breast cancer. I have had a coworker struggle with it and survive.

  44. Cynthia C says:

    A friend of mine is a survivor. Luckily, she is just fine now, but many aren’t that fortunate.

  45. Jodi says:

    My coworker’s mother has breast cancer, and I see how it is effecting not only her but her family as well.

  46. sarah says:

    My former mother-in-law passed away in March from Breast Cancer and it has devistated my children. She was a good woman and it just goes to show you that cancer does not discriminate and the importance of getting a mamomgram (which she did)

  47. Sarah Hirsch says:

    I’ve been lucky that none of my close family members have been directly affected, but we know enough people that have struggled with the disease and want to see it cured!!

  48. Jen Harriman says:

    My immediate family hasn’t been affected but I have had other family members who have dealt with this disease. Breast cancer awareness has always been a cause close to my heart. I try to buy pink as often as possible.

  49. Erin E says:

    Breast Cancer has effected my life because so many strong women that I know have fought or are fighting the battle. The good news is most now win the fight! Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

  50. Kerry says:

    Luckily, I don’t know anyone who has had breast cancer. I’m sure at one point in my life this will change, though – that is the sad thing about breast cancer.

  51. Viva says:

    My friend has had a very close call and it has made me more vigilant about getting checked myself and appreciating time with friends and family. Thanks for the chance!

  52. Jill Myrick says:

    I lost me very best friend to breast cancer eight years ago.
    She was a wonderful bubbly person. And remained that way till the very end.
    I miss her so much and would give anything to hear her laughter again.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  53. shawna says:

    My aunt is a recent breast cancer survivor and it has made me realize how it can happen to anyone!

  54. Jennie says:

    My grandma had breast cancer and had one removed, so now every time we visit we get to hear about how weird it is to be uneven up there, lol.

  55. shelby brigham says:

    I lost my great grandma to breast cancer, we lost the most loving and caring person in the world.

  56. Summer says:

    My husbands grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. She is such a sweet and hardworking woman.

  57. Melanie says:

    My grandmother had a scare with it a few years back.
    She’s clear now, she ended up doing a massectomy
    just to be safe.

  58. Dianna says:

    My mother passed away from breast cancer at age 43. I was only 14 at the time and it has left a giant hole in my life. My children never got to meet her and I always wish i could call her and ask her advice on so many things. She was robbed and so was her family. I always wonder what would have been different in my life if I had her through my crazy teenage years and how she could have affected so many wrong decisions made. I now have routine mammograms since the age of 25 because of the strength of cancer in my family.

  59. Tim Hughes says:

    I lost a friend of mine, who is a man, to breast cancer a few years ago and up until he was diagnosed, none of our group of friends was aware that breast cancer was a threat to men as well. His passing opened the eyes of all of us.

  60. Tim Hughes says:

    I “liked” your facebook page and would love to win a pair of these great Lee jeans for my wonderful wife.

  61. Mari says:

    two years ago my mom’s shoulder was sore, so she decided to go to the doctor. Thank goodness she did, because the doctor discovered a lump.
    It was stage 1 cancer, which has a high cure rate. It was fortunate that we caught it on time!

  62. Carol G says:

    My family has been lucky in that we have had no family members who have developed breast cancer—some others, but not that one. But as a RN, I have cared for many, both patients and family members, who have gone through the disease, and I vividly remember many of them.

  63. kathy pease says:

    my grandmother had breast cancer and had to have both breasts removed in a double mastectomy..she was a trooper though and came through it all very well :)

  64. Betty C says:

    I lost my grandmother to breast cancer while I was just a small child. I always wonder what it would have been like if she had lived longer.

  65. Teresa Choplin says:

    I lost my Granny back in 1976! I was born in April of 1975, I was 10 months old, and of course I don’t remember her, but my parents named me after her since she was sick when I was born, Her name was Edna Earle, My name is Teresa Earle, and my sons name is Trenton Earl. I decided to leave the “e” off the end of his Earl, but it is in memory of my beloved G-ma! Wish I could of know her, all the pictures I’ve ever seen, she was so beautiful, and all of my family tells me I have alot of her features, sorry for going on so long. Thanks for this give-away, and the opportunit for me to talk about her.
    Tchoplin2009@gmail.com

  66. Joretta Foster says:

    I have breast cancer and it is very scary. I have family and friends that are surporting me. I always read or just heard about it, but I never thought it would be me. With the treatments and love I know I will beat this.
    joretta933@roadrunner.com

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  69. Sue Farrell says:

    A friend of mine just lost her daughter to breast cancer—-her 98 year old mother is alive and doing fine, but her daughter is gone—-something just seems backward and mixed up.

  70. Mishia says:

    A family friend was just diagnosed with breast cancer, she lost her grandma and mother to it and she’s only 36.

  71. Angela Winesburg says:

    I lost my grandmother to breast cancer before I was born. I would have loved to have met her and have had her in my life.

  72. Helen says:

    My sister-in-law found out she had it after the birth of her last child. She is a 10 year survivor now.

    onedayitwillbealright @ gmail dot com

  73. Lori L. says:

    I just found out two days ago that a dear friend of mine has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She is a strong woman and if anyone can maintain a positive outlook, it is her.

  74. c y says:

    My daughter and I made friends with some women who had this when my daughter was being treated. Since we stopped going-my daughter did not make it, I do not know what happened to them.

  75. meme says:

    My sister has had a couple of scares like you and we are very thankful she is Ok and it was not cancer but my mother in law did have it and faught it with everything she had. We are very thankful that she beat it and has been cancer free for many years now.

  76. Mellissa C says:

    My aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 35 years old and pregnant. I am happy to report that she is cancer free and and gave birth to a healthy child.

  77. Pamela S says:

    I have had numerous biopsies for tumors in my breast which have all so far been luckily negative. But I am at high risk and am followed closely by a breast oncologist. Very scary. thanks.

  78. Nancy S. says:

    I’ve been very lucky that no one in my family has been affected but my mother’s friend’s daughter is fighting hard right now.

  79. Justine says:

    No one I know has had breast cancer yet but I am always fearful that I will get it. I don’t personally care all that much about body parts, but I just want to make sure I am around to help my children leave happy lives….

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