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.