I hope it's okay that I am posting the following appeal here.
I have entered a friend who many of us know as "Sandy" into CityLine and Canesten’s “I Can Achieve” contest where there are countless stories about inspiring women, and I am asking you now to please read Sandra Y’s story and vote for her on a daily basis until the close of the contest on September 4, 2011. N.B. Voters are eligible to win a daily $100 gift card (see further details below). "There is one vote per person ( multiple people in the household can vote) daily, and can be sent from the same IP address, each voter has to fill out a voting page."
Because of space restrictions, Sandra’s story only skims the surface of all that she faces on a daily basis, the many hurdles she has overcome, and the challenges she has met head-on with such awe-inspiring class and grace. The strength she has exhibited in her own life extends to the community as she helps so many others at every opportunity.
Please read Sandra's Story (http://contests.citytv.com/icanachieve/ ... px?sid=827
) and vote for her daily. A vote for Sandra is also a vote for her family - her beloved husband and her precious children...all of whom live out Sandra's inspiring story and deserve to win this contest...
Take care and God Bless,
Entrant's Name: Sandra Y
Link to read and vote for Sandra's story:
http://contests.citytv.com/icanachieve/ ... px?sid=827
I proudly nominate Sandra Y-R, a kind and gentle woman who has taken the words "I can achieve" to a new and unsurpassable level, with such remarkable selflessness, grace and dignity. Through Sandra’s achievements - all feats of courage and determination - many have been blessed, our lives richer for knowing her and seeing the fine example she lives.
Sandra is the primary caregiver of her bedridden and gravely ill husband, while lovingly raising two wonderful young children. Her boundless compassion and caring has her constantly reaching out and offering assistance to many. Sandra has made valuable contributions to the community by actively advocating on behalf of the ill, and by helping others in need.
For many years now, Sandra has continued to do what is best for both her husband and her family. She has kept her husband at home, fulfilling the deepest wish in his and her family’s hearts. The weight of this decision has been heavy, although Sandra would never acknowledge or complain. She supplements the assisted-care hours they are very grateful to receive, by handling her husband’s care throughout the night. In doing so, she has kept the loving and much-loved Father of her children ever-present in their daily life and them in his.
Along with her many commitments, Sandra efficiently holds down a full-time job. She is constantly moving forward, with each step carefully considered and always geared toward giving her children a wholesome upbringing, enhancing her family’s life, and making a difference in the lives of others. The choices Sandra has made and the actions she has taken have instilled in her children, and renewed in all who know her, an appreciation for the value of life, love, family, commitment, honour and sacrifice.
She has shown us all that even in the face of adversity, life’s challenges and often-overwhelming obstacles, so much of what is truly important in life can still be achieved with love, courage and perseverance.
ABOUT THE VOTING:
To vote please go to http://contests.citytv.com/icanachieve/ ... px?sid=827
, click on "vote for this story", complete the entry form in full and submit your vote for the top story during the Voting Period. Only one (1) voting occasion per person per day from August 8th until September 4th. Voting is open to all residents of Canada (excluding Quebec ).
A random draw will be made weekly by a representative of the Contest Sponsors from all eligible voting submissions.
There will be twenty-eight (28) Voting Participant prize winners during the Voting Period. All Voters must correctly answer a skill testing question on the online voting form.
Voting participants are eligible to win one (1) of twenty-eight (28) available Voting Participant prizes each with a value of $100 (the “Voting Prizes”).
Each vote will also result in a $1 contribution to the Canadian Women’s Foundation up to a maximum of $15,000.00 from Canesten.
ABOUT THE CONTEST:
CANESTEN IS CELEBRATING THE REAL-LIFE ACHIEVEMENTS OF WOMEN!
First, second and third prizes of $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000 will be awarded. Starting on August 8th, Canadians will be able to vote for the stories that inspire them. The contest closes September 4, 2011. The top 10 voted stories will be judged by the contest’s panel to determine the prize winners.
A daily prize of a $100 gift card will be awarded to one randomly selected voter! And with every vote cast, $1.00 will be donated to the Canadian Women’s Foundation.