Last week I received an email from SheSpeak about helping them spread the word about P&G’s Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. As you already know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. SheSpeak and P&G have teamed up to help continue to spread awareness about early detection. Did you know that one in eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime? Yes, you read that correctly one in eight! This cause is very dear and close to my heart, many, many years ago a family member battled breast cancer, thankfully she was able to overcome it and won her battle. This event happened when I was a teenager and it truly impacted my life. Breast Cancer Awareness is more important to me now that I am a mom of three little ones and specially knowing that one in eight women will have to battle this. This fact it is scary to me specially knowing that death rates are higher among African American and Latina women. In fact, every hour and a half a Latina woman dies of breast cancer in the United States.
About 39, 620 women will loose their battle with Cancer but the good news is that early detection is the best defense against breast cancer. The earlier breast cancer is detected, the higher the survival rate. In fact, when detected during the early (localized) stage – the five year survival rate is 98 percent. Ladies, you can help save lives by spreading the message that early detection is the best defense in the fight against breast cancer, and creating and following an early detection plan while encouraging others to do the same. Gentlemen, this October, decide when your “day of action” will be and encourage the women in your life to take action and create an early detection plan.
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. 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 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.
Join the Twitter Party!
Help SheSpeak and P&G spread the word and join their Twitter party. @PGeveryday and special guest @CoreyWootton will be chatting about the importance of creating an early detection plan, and rallying the women in your life to do the same.
When: Thursday, October 22 at 3pm ET
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