Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with SheSpeaks and P&G. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
One in eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. This is certainly a very sobering thought. It could affect any one of us or the women who we know and love in our lives. Sadly, death rates are much higher among African American and Latina women. Every hour and a half, a Latina woman dies of breast cancer in the United States. Have I got your attention now?
I’m sure that you have been inundated with breast cancer awareness messages this month but the one message that I want you to receive is that early detection saves lives! Due to medical advances that have been made in modern times, the five year survival rate for women who are diagnosed during the early stage is 98%. Without a doubt, early detection is the best defense against breast cancer.
As you are all aware, fighting cancer is one of my main priorities due to the fact that I am a six year Leukemia Survivor and the fact that I have lost too many of my own loved ones to various types of cancer. My great-grandmother Margarita succumbed to breast cancer when I was a young girl. Unfortunately, she did not find out about her cancer until it was too late…
P&G’s Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign:
This year, the P&G Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign has partnered with The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to not only educate women, but also the men in their lives, about the importance of early detection and empower them to take charge of their health. Ladies, you can help save lives by spreading the message that early detection is key in battling breast cancer, and scheduling regular mammograms while encouraging others to do the same.
They also want men to join this initiative by encouraging the women in their lives to be proactive in their own breast health by declaring a “day of action.” My husband and my sons marched in the annual Breast Cancer Walk at Orchard Beach this past Sunday with my son’s basketball team. The photos that you see in this post were taken during this event and, as you can see, many men joined in to support this cause.
P&G’s Contribution to the National Breast Cancer Foundation:
- The 2013 P&G Breast Cancer Awareness campaign will help save lives by making a $500,000 donation to The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).
- Since 2008, P&G has donated more than $2.1MM to the NBCF to help save lives through early detection awareness and education.
- More than 80 percent of all donations to the NBCF go to programs that benefit women.
You can visit http://www.pgeveryday.com/bca to hear P&G employees’ inspiring stories about moments made possible in their lives due to early detection and download the NBCF’s Early Detection Plan App, available throughout the month of October. Make sure you like them on Facebook too to stay up to date on promotions and product news. There is no time like the present to love yourself enough to take care of yourself!
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Disclosure: This is part of a compensated campaign with SheSpeaks and P&G. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I only recommend products or services I use personally and I believe will be “family friendly.” I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
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