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Avon Walk For Breast Cancer… Make me dye my hair PINK! #InItToEndIt

That’s right MaurPowerFoodie Nation, I am walking in my 4th straight 40 mile Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and I need your help to raise the $1,800.00 to be an official walker. If I can raise the $1,800.00 before October 16, the day of registration, I will dye my hair and beard pink! Just Donate Here: http://t.co/7skEeyEjlY.

 

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For those of you who don’t know, my Mom is a Breast Cancer Survivor. I know the strain it puts not only on the person going through the treatments, but on their family and friends. It is a battle, but as my Mom shows, it can be one. That being said, it is still far from a sure fire victory. But it should be! That is why I do this. I have pledged to walk 500 miles in Breast Cancer walks, because I will walk 500 miles, so you can walk 500 more. This year marks my 4th walk and I will be up to 160 miles after I complete it and if I reach my goal, will have raised over $7,200 for the cause. Please help. Whatever you can give, whether it is $5, $500, or anywhere in between, every little bit helps. AND pass on this link (http://t.co/7skEeyEjlY) to your family and friends so they can donate too. Last year I shaved my head for the walk:

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This year I grew out my hair and beard and will dye it all pink if I get the $1,800! And let’s sweeten the pot a little. I will send a personalized gift box out to the winner of a contest. All you have to do is donate and comment below with your donation amount. For every $20 you donate, you get 1 entry (If you already donated, simply comment below with the amount, and you do not need to donate again). Also, for anyone who donates $100.00 or more you will be entered to win a signed, first edition of my brand new MaurPowerFoodie baseball caps!

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So please…. Donate and Share this post! Help me reach my goal. Make me dye my hair pink. Win some cool prizes. I am counting on all of you. Thanks for all the support and I will see you all when I am good and sore after the 40 mile walk.

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Shave MaurPowerFoodie’s Head for Breast Cancer

That’s right. I have decided to propose a challenge. IF you all help me raise the rest of my $1,800.00 goal (I am currently just over $700.00) for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer by Friday, October 10, 2014… I will shave my head for the walk! And to top that off, whoever is my top donor (of at least $250), if they so choose, I will let them be the one to shave it all off. All you have to do is donate. I promise photos and videos of the great shave to come, but first… you have till October 10th to get me up to $1,800.00.

To donate, just go to my site here!

 

To join the facebook event and see pictures and videos of the head shaving, go here!

 

Will I have to shave my head? Time will tell.

A little bit of why I walk. As many of you know, my mother, Bonnie Jolles Maur, is a breast cancer survivor. I have seen first hand how much a diagnosis of breast cancer can change the lives not just of the person diagnosed, but of all of their loved ones. I am #InItToEndIt. Last year I pledged to walk 500 miles to put an end to breast cancer. I have walked 80 so far… being an official walker this year will put me at 120 miles. Please help me in any way you can.

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Thank you.

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MasterChef – One Year Later; Avon Walk For Breast Cancer; A Special Foodie PenPal Package; and a MAURPOWERFOODIE GIVEAWAY!!!

Last night marked the premier of MasterChef Season 4, and I could not help but feel a rush of nostalgia, as it was just 1 year ago that I was going through the excitement of being one of the top 100 in Season 3. From news appearances to interviews and features in papers, tribunes, websites, and magazines, it was an amazing time. An experience I am so fortunate to have had, and the birth of MAURPOWERFOODIE! Can’t believe that this was but 1 year ago…

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I still have not worn that shirt since the show. But I did do something else for the first time since being on the show. I used the ingredient which quite arguably sent me home… Black Garlic.

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For my dish on the show, I decided to use a smear of black garlic on the plate for presentation and too add a depth of flavor. This did not go over well with the judges (the infamous skidmark remark) and in retrospect was a horrible use of the ingredient. Well I decided what better way to pay tribute to the amazing experience I had on the show and how far I have come since by using Black Garlic the right way in order for a MasterChef Season 4 Premier/Season 3 1 Year Anniversary Dinner. So last night I had my friend Alyssa over for dinner and the show. And the meal was fantastic. Black Garlic Rubbed Steak, Black Garlic Butter Corn on the Cob, and Loaded Smashed Baked Potato. As you can see, Alyssa enjoyed it thoroughly:

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MasterChef was a huge step on my culinary journey and has led me towards many things. As for last night’s premier… what a great episode! Definitely some amazing talent this year, some unfortunate flops, the judges were on top of their game in both entertaining and giving some solid critiques. So happy to see my boy Luca Manfe from Season 3 back after his heartbreaking elimination last year and can’t wait to see what he does this year to redeem himself. One thing some of you may remember me conquering after MasterChef was walking 40 MILES for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer!

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Well, I am happy to announce that I am walking again this year 🙂 I have a fundraising goal I have to make of $1800.00, so please, help me out and make a donation to help put an end to Breast Cancer. And be sure to see below how your donations can help you win today’s MaurPowerFoodie Giveaway!

Speaking of that giveaway… I decided to do it because my Foodie PenPal whom I sent a package to last month, Judy Thompson, was nice enough to actually send me one back. So I figured to pay it forward, I would give away a PenPal box just like the one I sent Judy to one of my luck followers. First things first, what did Judy send me? An amazing collection of snack foods: Chocolate covered marshmallows, Chocolate covered potato chips, Chocolate covered cherries, caramel waffle crisps, and almond biscotti. All of which were delicious and have since been devoured.

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Which brings us to what you have all been waiting for… the GIVEAWAY! Your own MaurPowerFoodie PenPal Box, featuring some of my favorite snacks and ingredients and pictured below:

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So, how do you win??? Easy! All you have to do is go to the Giveaway post and follow the simple instructions.

There you have it! It is as easy as that to earn anywhere from 1-8 entries for the MaurPowerFoodie PenPalPackage, and the drawing will be done June 21st at 8:00 PM EST, so be sure to ENTER NOW!!! Winner will be contacted by e-mail to make arrangements to get your address to send your prize to 🙂 Good luck everyone.

Until next time, this is Jason “MaurPowerFoodie” Maur signing off. Can’t wait to see who the winner is 🙂