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*This post was brought to you by the makers of Tic Tac® mints. I received compensation to write this post through the Shake, Share & Care® program.  As always, all opinions expressed are my own.


Walkers at Lung Cancer Walk for Hope in Long Island. *Image


    This past July was my seven year cancerversary.  I was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in July, 2007 and have been a Survivor for the past seven years.  Thanks to modern medical miracles, I am able to take a daily medication to keep my condition under control.  I cannot even begin to describe to all of you what a blessing this has been in my life.

    It has allowed me to live and to be able to raise my boys which is the single most important role of my entire life.  Unfortunately, not all cancers are treatable like this and a lot of work still needs to be done to find treatments and cures for other types of malignancies.

    Since being diagnosed, receiving the support of organizations dedicated to providing free support services and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer has been invaluable to my family and I.  They have offered counseling to me as well as my loved ones and assisted me with medical bills and co-payments.  Receiving this type of help has allowed me to focus on my treatment and on taking care of myself so I could take care of my family.

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    I was very happy to find out that, this Fall, Tic Tac® mints have partnered with CancerCare® which is a non-profit committed to supporting people affected by cancer.  In its tenth year partnering with CancerCare, The Tic Tac brand is donating $50,000 to the non-profit as part of its 2014 Shake, Share & Care® campaign.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, to show their support for Breast Cancer Survivors, they are introducing Strawberry Fields Tic Tac mints with special edition packaging.


    CancerCare was founded in 1944 and is the leading national organization providing free support services and information to help
people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer.  They help one million people each year throughout the U.S. and distribute more than $30 million in financial assistance to people like me who are living cancer every single day.


    Their largest fundraising program, called Walk/Run for Hope is aimed at uniting communities to walk or run in memory of those they have lost to cancer, honor survivors, and support those currently facing the disease.  The first walk is on September 14th in
Fairfield, CT!  Here is the complete schedule for future walks:

  • Sunday, September 14 at Jennings Beach in Fairfield, CT
  • Sunday, September 28 at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ
  • Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course,
    Woodbury, NY

     You can show your support by signing up for a Walk/Run for Hope near you! More information and registration information can be found HERE!  A cancer diagnosis can be devastating and it’s imperative to have a good support network around you when you are literally fighting for your life.  Please join us.  Too many lives depend on it…

Let’s Discuss:  Whom would you walk or run in memory of that was lost to cancer or that is a cancer survivor and why?

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored campaign with Tic Tac® mints and the Shake, Share & Care® program. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. Lesley Stevens says

    I have done the Relay for Life in my home town before but never have done a run before, that would be something cool though. I think its wonderful to see so many people out there running for a good cause. P.S. I’m going to have to get some of those strawberry Tic Tacs.. yum!

  2. I lost both of my grandfathers to cancer and my nana and mother are both survivors, so I would run for all of them.

  3. Lois Alter Mark says

    This is a great cause. Congratulations on being cancer-free for seven years. That’s awesome!

  4. Yay for life and health. So happy for you and thrilled companies like Tic Tac are doing more to make a difference.

  5. Wonderful cause, not only does it help others, but it promotes exercise! Awesome!

  6. Rebecca Bryant says

    Great cause I would walk for my uncle who passed away of cancer.

  7. The list of people that I have known that have succumbed to cancer is too long for this page. I would walk for them all.

  8. Jennifer Williams says

    I will definitely check their schedule out and see if I can add another race to my events to attend. I have a friend with the same disease you have so it would be great to help raise awareness.

  9. I really like 5k that include walkers. I haven’t been able to run for a long time but I still want to participate.

  10. Congrats on 7 years!! we give to any and all cancer charities.. cancer is way to close to our hearts.

  11. Congrats on your 7 years of being cancer free! I do love these new Tic Tacs. I’ll be on the lookout for them at my local stores!

  12. Fortunately, I won’t walk in memory of. I will be walking with my survivor mom side to side!

  13. I am a survivor too and I didn’t know you were. Thank you for the awareness and for having the courage to share your story.

  14. I haven’t seen those Strawberry Fields Tic Tacs before. They look like they would taste awesome, but even better that they are promoting a good cause. We can all pitch in to help make a difference, so I’m glad that you are sharing! I was very, very close to my grandmother that had cancer several times before finally dying from cancer. It’s so important to make a different and find cures!

  15. What a fantastic way to give back and help our community out. Plus the strawberry flavored tick tacs are hard to pass up!

  16. I’d run for my dad. I lost him a few years ago and I miss him very much.

  17. Glad to hear that you’re able to live your life in spite of this condition! It sounds challenging. Thanks for sharing.

  18. I like how there is always a good cause for every run.

  19. Those strawberry field tic tacs look so good! Thanks for sharing your story.

  20. It’s so great that there are organizations that provide needed services for families beyond just physical care. I would definitely participate in a walk/run event to support cancer care organizations (and have in the past).

  21. Congratulations on your 7 year anniversary free of cancer. No one knows better than you how important it is to support these runs and to contribute to charities that help fund cancer research. I have a few friends that are fighting melanoma and and I think of them when I am participating in fund raising.

  22. I would like to sign up for a walk with my kids. Maybe next year when they are a bit older.

  23. I’m glad to hear that you are able to manage your cancer with medications. I’m also glad to hear that TicTacs are involved in such a great cause.

  24. Veronica Solomon says

    What a great cause to be involved in. I love when large corporations support worthy causes and use their name for good.The colors of those tictacs are great! I could actually use them to decorate 🙂

  25. What a great fundraiser. I’ll be picking up some of those Tic Tacs if I come across them.

  26. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    I really like that TicTac is tying in with this cause. It’s wonderful to see!

  27. I saw these tic tacs for the first time last year and bought them for my gram who is a 2 time breast cancer survivor, She still has them on her shelf.

  28. 7 years, wow! Congratulations!!! Thanks for sharing your story, and letting us know what we can do to help!

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