Just a month after my mom’s 60th birthday, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. My grandmother had passed away from the same disease when I was a child, so my mom’s diagnosis was a tough time for all her children and grandchildren.
After a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation treatment, she’s now looking and feeling great again. But far too many women aren’t so lucky. In fact, a fellow blogger I’ve chatted with since I first started my website recently passed away after her breast cancer reappeared for a third time.
That’s why I’m passionate about supporting breast cancer awareness and research, and I love it when companies join in the fight as well and find unique ways to contribute! Carpet One Floor & Home is one of those companies; for years now they’ve created a unique set of Welcome-a-Cure welcome mats each October that support the Breast Cancer Research Fund.
The 2’x3’ mats are washable with a rubber back for durability, and come in a variety of beautiful designs. This year, the mats feature unique globally inspired patterns: Mediterranean, African, Asian, British and Scandinavian styles are all available. And 25% of the purchase price of each mat is donated to further breast cancer research!
Carpet One sent me its navy blue patterned Mediterranean mat to check out, and I loved the way its bright colour and design fit so well with our blue and green main floor décor. The mat’s rubber back helps to keep it in place while also protecting the floor from moisture. The mat is durable, stylish and perfect for helping to ensure our boys and our pets kept outdoor dust and dirt off our floors!
In honour of Carpet One’s Welcome-a-Cure collection, the company is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Welcome-a-Cure mat of their own! To enter to win, just take a look at the available mats and leave a blog comment about which one is your favourite.
Carpet One Welcome-a-Cure mats are available now at stores across the United States and Canada, so check out the selection and consider adding one to your home to help support a great cause.
The initiative has raised almost a million dollars so far, and helped add a little more style to homes across North America at the same time. And that’s something to put a smile on your face every time your new mat welcomes you home!