Tuesday, May 29, 2012

HUGE give-away | Help Jen Fight Ovarian Cancer

Meet Jen. And Cooper. And Cohen.
When I first started my journey into the world of photography, I was introduced to this mama’s amazing talent.  Her giving heart.  Her clear wantingness to elevate this industry.  I was in awe – she’s as amazing as she seems and more.

And now, she needs our help.  Your help.  Your friends’ help.  Your mom, Your sister, Your old college roommate.  she needs them all to help.

Nine months ago Jen was diagnosed with aggressive ovarian cancer.  She had a radical hysterectomy. She endured rounds of chemo…but due to complications from that chemo her numbers are climbing again.

What exactly does that mean?  It means that doctors have said she’s got 12 to 18 months.  That time, hugs, moments, memories, kisses, smiles…everything with her two sweet boys is now on some crazy time table.  BUT, there is this amazing clinical trial with the Mayo Clinic and Jen’s in…well, if she can raise the some $63,000 it will take to pay for the trial and the flights back and forth from Oregon.

That money amount sounds HUGE, I know, but really would you put a price tag on extra hugs with your kids? A chance to see them grow into the amazing men you know they’ll be?
So, now that you know about my friend Jen,  about why she needs each of you, I know you want to know how to help.  It’s a couple quick clicks to donate on her blog (where you can also read about her journey).  You can give $5, the cost of a Starbucks coffee.  Or $20, the cost of a lunch out.  Or…if you have $50 you can get your name in the pot to win something AMAZING from Jenny McMasters Photography.
Here’s what you can win, friends.
Grand Prize:  a portrait session including a 16x20 gallery wrapped canvas print and ALL the digital files.  A $1450 value!
First Place:  a 30-minute mini portrait session including an 11x14 print. A $235 value!
Second Place:  a $150 gift certificate with Jenny McMasters Photography. A $150 value!
Third Place: everyone who enters is a winner!  You will feel good that you helped Jen fight this nasty beast of an illness! The value is priceless!
How to enter: donate $50 to jen’s fund  DONATE HERE then forward me the PayPal receipt saying you donated (jenny.mcmasters@gmail.com).  That’s it, you’re entered to win!
Bonus entries:  For every additional $50 donated you’ll receive ONE additional entry.  But here’s the amazing one…share this post, and let your friends know when they enter to tell me in their email who sent them – if they mention you, you get ANOTHER entry.  The more entries the better your chance to nab this prize.  Awesome, right?
Now go help Jen.
She deserves every chance to kick cancer’s butt.  To have more moments with Cooper & Cohen.  To live.
 all images copyright Benjamin Edwards Photography used with permission from Jen Thompson
The fine print: this giveaway is in NO way affiliated with Facebook. Grand prize session will be booked at an Orange County location of your choice.  First place prize will be at a location of the photographer's choice.  All prize has no cash value and is nonrefundable and nontransferable.  winner will be chosen Wednesday, June 6th and announced Thursday, June 7th.  please play fair…this is about something SO much BIGGER than a portrait session.