Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. All opinions are my own.
~ In honor of those we have lost to breast cancer and our survivors. RIP Aunt Lil ~
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it is such an honor to work with Shespeaks to help spread the word about the P&G Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. Ladies, it is so important to get ourselves checked early on and regularly especially since 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. This is an eye opener for me since I have 9 sisters of my own and this disease could affect any one of us in this alarming statistic. Early detection is one of the best defenses against breast cancer and gives a higher survival rate. Actually when detected during the early localized stage, the five year survival rate is 98 percent. I know first hand how cancer can affect your loved ones and is a disease I wouldn’t want anyone to go through.
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. We can all work together, both men and women to help put an early detection plan in place. Along with early detection, it’s all about a strong support system. 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.
About 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. It means a lot that P&G is making every effort to support those affected by breast cancer. Follow P&G on facebook and twitter for more information.
P&G is sponsoring a giveaway for our readers to help raise awareness of early detection.
Prize: P&G product gift basket valued at $50 from brands including Crest, Pantene, Secret, Scope, Swiffer and Venus. Giveaway is open to US residents 18 and older. Enter below. Good luck!!