The Eight Finalists for #MOTY

Saturday, September 15, 2012 AnnMarie Brown 0 Comments

Canadians were invited in May and June to nominate special moms to be considered for the Mom of the Year award. The 16,000+ nominations have been narrowed down to eight finalists.

As I read through the nominations and Carol Westberg's story really spoke to me. As a woman who has battled cancer myself and won the fight I am always more than moved by others who have also fought the fight and won! Carol Westberg will be receiving $10,000 donation to The Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society.
She was diagnosed in September 2004 with Multiple Myeloma,an incurable cancer of the plasma cells and was given a prognosis of 3-5 years.She underwent a stem cell transplant,several chemotherapy and radiation treatments.She never complains,just keeps fighting.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,she counsels newly diagnosed myeloma patients all over Canada,speaks to student nurses about living with an incurable disease,organizes charity events and conferences,all the while being on treatments that extend her life but take their toll.She always see the positives,and inspires me to be a better person,to think of others,to fight for what is right and to keep going no matter how tired or how defeated you might feel,how to persevere against all odds! She is a champion for others! I am very proud of her.
If you would like to see the other deserving 7 finalists for Mother of the Year be sure to head over to their website. (kleenex alert) Walmart will be running the contest again next year in 2013.

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 byWal-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

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