Many of us know someone who has been personally affected by breast cancer. For me, that person is my maternal aunt. But she's not merely another statistic, rather she's a survivor! I know that her winning the battle has a lot to do with early detection. Did you know the earlier breast cancer is detected, the higher the survival rate? In fact, according to the National Cancer Institute, when detected during the early (localized) stage – the five year survival rate is 98 percent. Those are great odds!
The 2013 P&G Breast Cancer Awareness campaign will help save lives through a $500,000 donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), as well as by educating not only women, but the men in their lives, about the importance of early detection, while also providing the tools by which to create an early detection plan.
What's really mind-blowing for me is the realization that while breast cancer rates are lower among non-Caucasian women, death rates are higher among African American and Latina women. The National Cancer Institute reports that every hour and a half a Latina woman dies of breast cancer in the United States. Can you believe that?! That is all the more reason why we need to encourage the Latinas in our family and friends network to get regular mammograms! P&G supports the NBCF in its commitment to save lives by providing mammograms for those in need. The National Breast Cancer Foundation provides free mammograms for women in need as part of their mission. You can see if they have a partner hospital in your area at: http://breastcan.cr/Jb2IZ8. If there is not a hospital in your area, check with your local hospital. They may have a program in place that can get you the mammogram you need.
And, to support the efforts of P&G in their effort to spread the word about the importance of early detection, you can purchse their pink products like the ones you see below, and feel good knowing that you are helping support such a great cause.
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Giveaway: P&G "Pink" Products Gift Basket
Now you can show your support and help spread this great message all while entering to win a fabulous gift basket stocked full of P&G pink products valued at $55! The winner of this P&G gift basket will receive:
- Secret Invisible Solid - Powder Fresh
- Scope - Original Mint 1L
- Pantene Beautiful Lengths – Full-size Shampoo & Conditioner
- Crest 3D White Radiant Mint 5.8 oz.
- Swiffer Duster - Extended Handle - Pink
- Venus Embrace - Pink
- CoverGirl LashBlast ClumpCrusher Mascara
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.