Once upon a time there was a blogger named Spuddy Buddy.
Spuddy Buddy has a pet cause: ovarian cancer. She lost a childhood friend who was only 25 to this disease and she wants to raise awareness amongst the general womanly population. (And, I'm sure, to the manly population, too, if they'll spread the word to their womanly friends.)
One day (September 1, 2008) Spuddy Buddy provided us with a PSA and a contest! She kept it open for fifteen days. To enter, all you had to do was leave a comment mentioning that you get regular gynecological exams or, if you don't, then you had to promise to make one this month. Well, I am a firm believer in getting my girly bits checked every year but hadn't made my appointment to do so yet. So I entered the contest with the determination to make that appointment.
Never dreamed in a million years I'd win.
But I did!
Spuddy Buddy, sly little devil, didn't say WHAT the prize was. Just that it would be teal and that it would be awesome. Honestly, I was expecting a fantastic teal benefit scarf that I could wear to help keep me warm this winter. Or an Ovarian Cancer awareness lapel pin. Or an awareness t-shirt that I could wear to inspire others to make their yearly appointment.
What I got was a teal iPod Shuffle and a $15 iTunes Gift Card!
I am thrilled to bits with my prize! I will, for sure, tell everyone how I got it and that they need to spread the word about ovarian cancer because it's a scary thing and they need to educate themselves about it and MAKE AN APPOINTMENT!
So, Spuddy Buddy, for sharing your knowledge about a dreaded disease and for your very generous contest prize, I shall forever think of you as a Generous Blogger.
You can bet my new iPod will be going with me to my gynecological exam on October 10.