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Help Whip Cancer With the Pampered Chef (Giveaway!)

Finding a cure for breast cancer in our lifetimes is a cause that GirlfriendCelebrations is proud to support. So, we are thrilled to tell you about The Pampered Chef’s efforts to raise funds for breast cancer education and early detection programs through its “Help Whip Cancer” campaign. There’s no better feeling than gathering your girlfriends for a girls night that contributes to a great cause. Our girlfriends at the Pampered Chef have given us a delicious *pink* recipe you can use at your next girls night in, plus a martini glass giveaway you’re going to love!

Since introducing the Help Whip Cancer campaign in 2000, The Pampered Chef has raised more than $7.9 million to support breast cancer programs through the American Cancer Society.  Last year, the campaign raised more than $875,000 from Help Whip Cancer Fundraiser Shows and special pink-themed product sales.

“Almost everyone knows someone, whether it be a mother, sister or friend who has been affected by breast cancer,” says Marla Gottschalk, chief executive officer of The Pampered Chef. “The goal of this campaign is not only to raise awareness and education for breast cancer, it’s also about supporting women who have been affected by this disease.” There are two ways YOU can help:

1. Raise Funds with a Cooking Show Fundraiser

This May, in honor of Mother’s Day, The Pampered Chef invites people to celebrate the women in their lives by hosting a Help Whip Cancer Fundraiser Cooking Show. Up to 25 percent of total Help Whip Cancer Fundraiser Show sales will be contributed to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer awareness and early detection programs. If you don’t already have a Pampered Chef Consultant, find one HERE.

2. Buy Special Pink-themed Products

A contribution of $1 will go to the American Cancer Society for every pink-themed product purchased from The Pampered Chef between May 1-31, 2010. The following special Help Whip Cancer products apply: Pink & White Dots Martini Glasses  (shown below); Pink Color-Coated Tomato Knife; Pink & White Twixit! Clip Combo Pack; Sweet Honey Vanilla Sprinkle; Help Whip Cancer Reusable Shopping Bags. Guests who spend $60 or more in May get Help Whip Cancer® Reusable Shopping Bags (a set of two) for free, and they are also available for purchase. See all the Whip Cancer products HERE. We are so ready to buy that pink tomato knife! These products are available for purchase online as well as at cooking shows.

“Through Pampered Chef Fundraisers and pink product purchases, people can help the American Cancer Society save lives by raising funds and awareness for breast cancer this May,” says Scott Bennett, national vice president of marketing for the American Cancer Society.  “With the continued efforts of The Pampered Chef, we are getting closer to a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays.”

Heavenly Lemon Angel Cake

The lovely pink cake pictured above would make a great addition to your next girlfriend gathering or Little Pink Party to honor a friend with breast cancer. Here’s how to make it:

5 drops red food coloring

1 pkg (16 oz or 430 g) angel food cake mix

3 lemons

2 cups (500 mL) powdered sugar

2 cups (500 mL) thawed frozen fat-free whipped topping

1 pkg (10 oz) frozen raspberries in syrup, thawed

1 Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). For cake, add food coloring to amount of water specified on package. Prepare cake according to package directions. Pour batter into Rectangular Baker. Bake on center rack 35-40 minutes or until top is golden brown, cracked

and center is slightly sunken. (Do not under bake.) Remove baker from oven; invert onto Stackable Cooling Rack. Without removing baker, let stand until completely cool (about 1½ hours).

2 Poke holes in cake about 1½ in. (4 cm) deep and ½ in. (1 cm) apart with large fork. Zest lemons using Zester/Scorer to measure 1 tbsp (15 mL) zest. Juice lemons using Juicer to measure 1∕3 cup (75 mL) juice. In Small Batter Bowl, combine sugar, juice and zest; whisk until smooth. Pour glaze over cake, spreading evenly. Let stand 30 minutes or until glaze is set.

3 Attach open star tip to Easy Accent® Decorator; fill with whipped topping. Garnish each serving with whipped topping; top with raspberries.

Yield: 15 servings

U.S. Nutrients per serving: Calories 220, Total Fat 0 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrate 52 g, Protein 3 g, Sodium 300 mg, Fiber 1 g U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving: 2½ fruit, 1 starch (3½ carb)

Now for the Giveaway

OK, girlfriends, here’s how to enter to win those gorgeous pink dot martini glasses. These fun, polka-dotted glasses are perfect for get-togethers with girlfriends, a romantic dinner, baby showers or bridal showers. Use them to serve everything from drinks to desserts! Wouldn’t they look great at your next girls night? Here’s what to do:

1.Head on over to the Pampered Chef website and check out the Whip Cancer products.

2. Come back here and leave a comment stating which Whip Cancer product is your favorite and why.

3. For extra entries, tweet about this contest using the following:

I want to win some Pampered Chef pink dot martini glasses! #whipcancer #girlfriendcelebrations

Please note: You must use the #girlfriendcelebrations hashtag AND the link for your tweet to count as an entry.

One extra entry per day is allowed. U.S. shipping address only, please. We’ll keep the contest open until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12. Winner will be drawn at random from all qualifying entries. Good luck, girlfriends!


  1. I love the Twixit! clips. I have a ton of these, and they keep closed all kinds of things closed.

    Comment by Nicole Nichols — May 4, 2010 @ 8:48 pm

  2. Is it cheating to say I love the Martini Glasses the best? :) They are just too cute and fun! Thanks for your role in contributing to the awareness!

    Comment by Shasta — May 5, 2010 @ 1:38 pm

  3. I love the martini glasses because they are perfect for a Girls Night In!

    Comment by Irene — May 5, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

  4. Love the pink martini glasses too! (I’m not much for martini’s but they’d be great for serving dessert for a girl’s night in diner!)

    Thanks for helping Whip Cancer! (and the yummy recipe!)

    Debba / Girlfriendology

    Comment by Debba / Girlfriendology — May 8, 2010 @ 10:38 am

  5. Pink is my favorite color, I love it all! But I have to say that my most favorite is the pink martini glasses. They would be perfect for my monthly euchre parties, to put my yummy chocolate mousse dessert in.

    Comment by jenny vz — May 9, 2010 @ 9:36 am

  6. The pink dot martini glasses are my favorite by far. They are pretty, fun and can’t wait to use and promote them! Pretty and Pink.

    Comment by Vicki Sarris — May 9, 2010 @ 12:15 pm

  7. I love the pink dot martini glasses the most! They have girls’ night written all over them, and they keep the message of awareness front and center. Cute and for a cause? I’m in!

    Comment by Karyn Brianne — May 10, 2010 @ 11:03 am

  8. I love the reusable shopping bags! They are so useful and you get to take the message outside of your home!

    Comment by Diane Coryell — May 10, 2010 @ 1:52 pm

  9. I love the pink dot glasses, they would be wonderful for dessert, although the pink knife would be so easy to find in the knife drawer!

    Comment by Vickie — May 10, 2010 @ 1:58 pm

  10. Love the pink polka dotted martini glasses!!! I have 2 boys and really don’t have a whole lot of pink in our household. I need something all to myself for a change that is a little more girly (and of course to share with best girlfriends).

    Comment by Crystal F — May 10, 2010 @ 6:00 pm

  11. I love the martini glasses. They will come in handy when I want a cosmo during my SATC movie time lol. I will be tweeting this as well under msoakland

    Comment by Margaret S — May 11, 2010 @ 12:31 am

  12. I would love the Martini glasses, I love polka dota. I don’t have any Martini glasses so this would be a gift for me to win.

    Comment by Jenny J — May 11, 2010 @ 9:31 am

  13. the martini glasses are my favorite :-) but I like the pink and white twixit’s, pink is my favorite color and you can never have to many of those…

    Comment by pamela ponder — May 11, 2010 @ 6:19 pm

  14. I tweeted
    thanks for the chance these are tooo cute..

    Comment by pamela ponder — May 11, 2010 @ 6:20 pm

  15. I looked at the Pampered Chef Link and my favorite (Whip Cancer) item I liked was the Martini Glasses, but I wouldn’t mind having any of the items, I like them all. I LOVE PINK!!!!

    Comment by Jenny J — May 12, 2010 @ 11:41 am

  16. I love, love the reusable shopping bags, for sure!

    Comment by Amber — May 12, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

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