This post is brought to you by P&G to bring awareness for breast cancer awareness. All opinions and support for this cause are completely and totally our own.
Did you know that one in eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. One in eight. That is equivalent to an inner circle of girlfriends or the women in an extended family. While breast cancer rates are lower among non-Caucasian women, death rates are higher among African American and Latina women. In fact, every hour and a half a Latina woman dies of breast cancer in the United States.
While we’re fortunate that none of our direct family is currently impacted by breast cancer here at Two Kids and a Coupon, my mom has lost some dear friends to this terrible disease. They passed away at a very early age, before they were old enough to see their kids live out their full lives or enjoy their grandchildren.
There is hope though. Early detection is the best defense against breast cancer and the earlier breast cancer is detected, the higher the survival rate. According to the National Cancer Institute, when detected during the early (localized) stage – the five year survival rate is 98 percent.
To help make women more aware of the importance of early detection, 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 to help support detection as well.
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.
You can 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.
For more information on this program, be sure to check out the links below.
P&G has also generously offered us a $50 gift basket of P&G products from brands including Crest, Pantene, Secret, Scope, Swiffer and Venus to giveaway to one lucky Two Kids and a Coupon reader. See below for how to enter!