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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ponies in Pink: SSG Hope Gloves Giveaway



  • About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
  • In 2014, an estimated 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 62,570 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
  • About 2,360 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in men in 2014. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.
  • About 40,000 women in the U.S. were expected to die in 2014 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1989 — with larger decreases in women under 50. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness.


  • For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer.
  • Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. Just under 30% of cancers in women are breast cancers.
  • In 2014, there were more than 2.8 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S. This includes women currently being treated and women who have finished treatment.



In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, SSG and I are giving away three pairs of the SSG Hope Gloves (style #7000 in black or pearl).



The SSG Hope Gloves are my favorite gloves! They are tough, comfortable, and wash well. The cabretta leather and elastic gussets provide for a perfect fit. I have them in pearl white to show in and no matter how dirty they get, they come out of the wash looking clean. I love how well these have held up through all that I have put them through! Plus they are cute and look really nice! The Hope Gloves are a great price at around $37.95 and SSG donates $2.00 or the equivelent of for every pair sold to Breast Cancer research in whatever country the gloves were purchased. *If you don't win, I would highly recommend buying a pair.

On to the contest.

Ponies in Pink Photo Challenge:

I want to see your ponies and horses decked out in all things pink! The more the better! If you don't have a lot of pink equipment, please feel free to get creative with glitter, fabric, ribbons, streamers, wrapping, etc. Anything goes as long as it is safe for the horse. 

Official Rules:

Go crazy with pink.

Include a visible Hope ribbon displayed somewhere on your pony, horse, or yourself  (you aren't required to be in the picture, but please feel free).

To enter, post your picture on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtags #breastcancerawareness, #poniesinpink2014, and #SSGgloves. If you don't have a Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account, you can e-mail me your picture at jodiperkins1984@gmail.com. Please include your first name and your horse's name with the picture.

The deadline for entries is October 25th. Entries will be posted October 26th for readers or anyone else interested to vote on. The winners of the SSG Hope Gloves will be the three photos with the most votes and posted on October 30th. There will be a surprise bonus gift for the photograph with the most votes!

Anyone is allowed to enter, whether you follow this blog or not.

There are three chances to win, so go have some fun with your horse and show the equestrian world's support for a great cause!

A special thank you to SSG Gloves for your support of this contest and your contributions to breast cancer research!

33 comments:

  1. I'm so in! It's a great cause and a fun contest. I posted it on my Facebook for non-bloggers :)

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  2. Love this contest...Now I just need to find something pink.

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    1. If you don't have a lot of pink stuff, the Dollar Store Probably has lots of BCA/pink things right now :)

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  3. A pink dress up day? I can do that! :)

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    1. I totally thought about you when I was writing this :)

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  5. Oh man, if only I actually liked pink. I have ZERO, count them ZERO, pink things. However, i'll happily cheer on everyone else in their Pinkness!

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    1. I'm not the biggest pink fan normally either :)

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    2. Jumping on the struggle bus for pink love, but this is such a worthy cause I will go out of my way to deck the girls out to make the boys wink ☺

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    3. Thanks Aoife! They will be gorgeous in pink!

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  6. Those look like really nice gloves. I might need to find some pink.

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    1. Feel free to get creative! You don't have to have pads, polos, or bonnets. Cheap craft supplies works too :)

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  7. Great contest for a great cause! looking forward to getting my gelding all princessified!

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    1. Thank you and I can't wait to see!

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  8. I literally cannot wait to do this.

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    1. I'm pretty excited to see your entry :)

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  9. nice contest!! thanks for sharing - i'm eager to see some of the entries :)

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  10. I have no things pink.... Boo... But I was just in the market for a new pair of gloves.. Where can I pick these gloves up at? Can't wait to see all the pick pony pictures!

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  11. This is a great contest idea! I'll have to see if I can pull something together.

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    1. I can totally see you coming up with something awesome!

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  12. What a wonderful contest! I am always decked out in purple, but I am pretty sure Lindsey is the queen of pink and we may have to have a fun collaboration!

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  13. Not sure I can come up with anything pink, but I love the cause!

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  14. I'm going to make Mystic a pink My Little Pony :) Great idea. Two of my aunts were diagnosted with breast cancer in the last year and it has been a tough year.

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    1. Sending prayers for your aunts! That is a super idea and I can't wait to see how it turns out.

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