The statistics are scary. One in eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime – that means if not you, likely someone you know. In my family my mother-in-law has battled breast cancer and my sister-in-law succumbed to it after a valiant fight.
I have hope that someday there will be a cure, but until then, early detection is critical. When breast cancer is detected early, the 5-year survival rate is an amazing 98%. In the spirit of early detection, we’re jumping ahead of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month to remind you to stop what you’re doing and perform a self-exam. Right now.
We’re joining Giuliana Rancic, a breast cancer survivor and new mom, to share the 2012 GIVE Hope campaign which includes a “Do It For the Girls!” day of action and Twitter party.
Giuliana will host the Twitter event on Sept. 20 at 3 p.m. ET. To participate, follow @pgmygive, @giulianarancic, @NBCF and the hashtag #GIVEHope. In addition to learning more about breast cancer, self-exams, and early detection, you’ll have a chance to win some great prizes. To be eligible to win the grand prize, you’ll need to RSVP for the DIFTG Twitter party here.
Can’t wait to see you there.
Thanks Zip – sounds like a great Twitter party.
Thanks for the head’s up! I just added this to my calendar. 🙂
I love Giuliana and I am so glad that she is gaining awarness for breast cancer.