Thursday, September 9, 2010
Hi everyone! October’s right around the corner, and as many of you know, it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This cause is close to my heart, because friends and family have been personally affected by this disease.
I want to make sure women of all ages are aware – which is why I’m excited to be teaming up with Yoplait and the Know Your Girls program this fall. We’re asking young women to pledge to know what’s normal for them, become more aware of risk factors, and encourage their friends to take an active role in their breast health and the effort to find a cure. While it accounts for a small percentage of all breast cancer cases, young women CAN and DO get diagnosed. In fact, thousands of young women will be diagnosed with the disease during this next year. The reality is that as young women, many of us don’t even realize we’re at risk and don’t know what to look for.
That’s why this pledge is so important. You can take the pledge at http://www.facebook.com/YoplaitPledge – I’ve done it, and I encourage you to do the same!
And, this is exciting – did you check out the photo of me in the Know Your Girls baby t-shirt? You can get your very own t-shirt here ! They cost only $20, and for every shirt sold, $10 will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.”
One last note, part of taking the pledge is also committing to support the cause, and I love that Yoplait makes this so easy through programs like Know Your Girls and Save Lids to Save Lives. You’ve probably seen the pink lids on Yoplait yogurt cups in your grocery store. Well, Yoplait will donate 10 cents to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for every lid received by the end of the year, up to $1.6 million with a guaranteed minimum donation of $500,000. So, send in those lids!