Did you know Canada.. after 16,909 submissions, there are now just eight finalists for Walmart's Mom of the Year. Don't worry if you didn't get a chance to nominate, it will be back next year and open for new nominations!
The eight finalists that were selected each receive $10,000 for personal use and $10,000 to the charity they have chosen. Plus remember, the winner will get to donate $100,000 to the charity of her choice!
You can visit MomOfTheYear.ca to read all eight amazing stories. I was really touched by Carol Westberg's story, she has Multiple Myeloma,an incurable cancer of the plasma cells and was given a prognosis of 3-5 years in 2004. She co-founded the Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society,which has raised over $150,000 for research and advocates for drug coverage, was chosen in the top 50 volunteers from over 2000 nominations for Champions of Change, and more.
My own Mom has dealt with cancer numerous times and I know how hard it is to keep going when faced with cancer, a terrible prognosis and the thoughts of leaving your family behind.
This has been such a touching campaign to follow, learn about so many Moms and how they are doing so much good for their family and community. It makes me want to be a better Mom and I really appreciate Walmart bring them to light.
Join the conversation on Twitter using the hastag #MOTY and be sure to follow Walmart Canada on Facebook as well! We will see you there and look forward to celebrating the winning Mom!
Disclosure: I’m part of the Walmart program by Mom Central. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own. Mom of the Year Award: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY Internet access and valid email account required. Nominations open May 10, 2012 to July 8, 2012 for legal residents of Canada over the age of majority. Entrants cannot nominate themselves. One (1) grand prize available to be won consisting of $10,000 cash, a $100,000 donation by Wal-mart Canada Corp. to charity/cause and a trip to Toronto (ARV $22,000). Seven (7) runner-up prizes available to be won consisting of $10,000 cash, a $10,000 donation to charity/cause and a trip to Toronto (ARV $22,000). Charity/cause subject to verification and final approval by Wal-mart Canada Corp., at its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on how the judging panel evaluates each entry according to the criteria. For Official Contest Rules and to nominate an entrant, visit [www.momoftheyear.ca].