P&G Breast Cancer Awareness and a $50 P &G Giveaway! #PGBestDefense

*This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*

I am 35. I have seen one of my best friend’s mom and a colleague undergo treatments for Breast Cancer and beat it! It was an incredibly arduous journey they went on, but they fought breast cancer and came out on the winning side. This brings me to why I mentioned I am 35. I am almost at the age where I am going to be getting my yearly mammograms to make sure I am healthy. My mom at 35 went for a routine mammogram to find out she had a non- cancerous tumor. However, if she didn’t make the appointment with the doctor, who knows where and how healthy she would be today! Early dedication is key in the fight against Breast Cancer!

One in eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. That is a daunting statistic! 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.  Shocking it is…But we need to do something about this!

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. Ladies, you can help save lives by spreading the message that early detection is the best defense in the fight against breast cancer, and creating and following an early detection plan while encouraging others to do the same. Gentlemen, this October, decide when your “day of action” will be and encourage the women in your life to take action and create an early detection plan.  It could literally save your life!
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.

*National Cancer Institute

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 and learn more about the #PGBestDefense Program by visiting here:
Twitter: @PGeveryday
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pgeveryday

Win it: P&G is giving away an awesome prize pack valued at $50. This giveaway is run via rafflecopter so click read more to see the actual giveaway. The only mandatory entry is to tell me if you know anyone that has ever been diagnosed with Breast Cancer? Did this encourage you to get checked? Please put all comments in comment section proceeding the post. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest filling them out to increase your chances of winning. US only. Good luck!

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  1. Janet F says

    One of my good friends died from breast cancer. Yes this has shown me the importance of being checked.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. Emily Wells says

    Two friends of mine have been diagnosed with (and beat!) breast cancer. Both of them were young, too. One was 28 and the other 41 when they were diagnosed. Scary!!

  3. Stephanie Phelps says

    My aunt just passed away with breast cancer and yes being in my 40′s really made me super aware of getting checked and checking myself!

  4. H. Mahfaza says

    My dear aunt and great aunt as well as some of my closest friends’ moms (one of which just passed away recently). I check regularly.

  5. D Schmidt says

    My favorite aunt suffered from breast cancer and sadly passed away. I have started to check regularly because its such a worry of mine.

  6. sandra davis says

    a good friend of the family was diagnosed with breast cancer. it is a great idea to get checked regularly.

  7. says

    I don’t know anyone who has had breast cancer. Almost all of the older (than me) ladies on my mom’s side have had to have biopsies, but luckily everything has been benign. It is scary, though.

  8. Kim Henrichs says

    One of my best friends battled with it last year and is in remission. I think there is definitely enough personal experience and knowledge know that getting checked should be second nature.

  9. Tara O. says

    My maternal grandmother and her sister both died from breast cancer. The women in my family now get checked earlier than recommended.

  10. KJ Skib says

    The nurse at my school had it. I do my checks and my doctor checks me at my annual but I wish I was more concerned.

  11. Ann Barham says

    I am lucky enough at this point that none of my loved ones has never had breast cancer. I do however check on a regular basis.

  12. Denise says

    I had two friends get breast cancer within weeks of each other about 10 years ago. Both are survivors. But no one I’m genetically related to has ever had breast cancer, so I’m personally not too concerned.

  13. Carrie Phelps says

    Yes. My friend Judy is a breast cancer survivor but was just diagnosed with lung cancer five weeks ago. She passed away three weeks ago.

  14. Jennifer B says

    I know a couple people, so sad to see them go through it. Both have done very well and have been cancer free for awhile now :)

  15. Wild Orchid says

    My grandmother had breast cancer, so I am encouraged to get tested regularly.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  16. Amy Honious says

    my mom had breast cancer, so did my grandma, great grandma, great aunt, aunt and step mom. i always do my self checks and get regular mammograms. thanks for such a great giveaway!

  17. sarah cooper says

    yes, mother in law, a very young family friend. it didnt really change my outlook on the importance of preventative health management, just reinforced what i already felt!

  18. trisha kilpatrick says

    I have known several people who have had breast cancer including my mother’s best friend. I have not gotten a mammogram yet.

  19. Tari Lawson says

    My husband’s cousin had breast cancer. It didn’t really change anything for me as I get checked regularly and have for years.

  20. kim says

    Yes I have a Aunt that had breast cancer, she was a funny life of the party type of lady. It has made me more vigilant with checkups

  21. Tara Liebing says

    One of my coworkers had breast cancer and seeing what she went through made me realize how important self exams are and when I get old enough I should have mammo screenings done annually.

  22. Terry says

    I have had breast cancer and two lumpectomies. I went faithfully every year to get checked. I am a 3 1/2 year survivor.

  23. Susan Christy says

    I have several friends with breast cancer right now, and more that have had it in their past, including men.

  24. Linda Szymoniak says

    I’ve lost my mom, my step-mom, and a very dear friend to breast cancer, and am currently trying to help another dear friend who is going through it. It’s definitely made me more aware and cautious for myself and my daughters.

  25. Marilyn says

    I am all about getting checked and early detection because I have family members and friend who have had breast cancer.

  26. Jane Ritz says

    I also lost my Mom to breast cancer. She never got to see her grandchildren grown up. She wen t thru 5 series of chemo and radiation. She really suffered. I miss her a lot. I get a mammogram every year but then again she did too. I have 4 friends that are diagnosed with breast cancer now.1 is in remission.

  27. Holly Storm-Burge says

    Both my mother and grandmother, so it has definitely encouraged me to be more proactive. I check myself in the shower and just got my first Mammogram (sounds like a booby message delivery, doesn’t it?)

  28. Virginia Rowell says

    Our school’s aid had breast cancer. She was only in her thirties. She tried very hard to beat it but sadly, failed. She was a wonderful person. This has definitely caused me to get check ups.

  29. latoya says

    My friend has breast cancer, my mom is a nurse at a cancer hospital so I have always done a self-exam regularly.

  30. Allyson Tice says

    My grammie and my aunt both are breast cancer survivors! I have a yearly check up and always self exam as well!

  31. Danielle Porter says

    My aunt had breast cancer, and yes it has heightened my sensitivity to it! I don’t get checked as often as I should though.

  32. Jessica Lodge says

    My Mother and my Grandmother had breast cancer. Yes it absolutely has encouraged me to get checked and to do self checks.

  33. April Yedinak says

    I have had coworkers and friends that have had breast cancer. Also, my mom and my sister have had pre-cancerous lumps removed. I got my first mammogram this year.

  34. hallie p says

    I do not know anyone personally. Some family and friends have had lumps, but no cancer. I do know of several celebrities and I have also read many inspirational stories.

  35. Julie Wood says

    My paternal grandmother died of breast cancer when my dad was 19 or 20. I never met her. This has helped me to be more vigilant. I got my first mammogram at 38.

  36. Cassie Sudduth says

    Just about every woman in my family has had it or at least a scare that it may be. The women who have had all have had to have a mastectomy! I have been getting mamograms since I was in my 30′s

  37. Heather B says

    my Memere’ had breast cancer. I was only a child then and haven’t really thought of it since to be honest.

  38. Casandra says

    I’ve had family and friends both impacted by breast cancer. They’ve definitely served as a reminder of how important it is to be your own health advocate! I regularly check checked now and do my own exams.

  39. Jessica H. says

    I had a good friend in college diagnosed, she was so young. Of course, this makes checking myself increasingly important. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  40. Lauren Flynn says

    My mother in law is a breast cancer survivor- she is an inspiration and motivated me to stay on top of my annual mammograms.

  41. says

    I had a friend whose family member had breast cancer. She kept a positive attitude and is a survivor. It definitely makes you stop and think – and makes you make the call to your doctor so you can get your annual exam.

  42. says

    I do not know anyone who has breast cancer but my daughter has ovarian cancer. I wish all female cancers got the same attention breast cancer does, especially ovarian since it is often more deadly than breast cancer.

  43. Stephanie Larison says

    I don’t know anybody with it, but my husbands grandmother passed away from breast cancer at only 48.

  44. Samantha L. says

    I don’t know anyone personally with breast cancer, but I work in surgery so I see women of all ages coming in for lumpectomies and mastectomies and subsequent reconstruction. I’m hyper vigilant about self exams and I see my pcp annually.

  45. Beth Klocinski says

    I have a friend that has had breast cancer twice and my neighbor has also had breast cancer. I get an exam annually.

  46. Rita Humphrey says

    I lost my mother to breast cancer that turned into bone cancer. I do want to get yearly mammograms early and do self exams regularly.

  47. Nicole Pyles says

    I haven’t had anyone close to me get breast cancer but my father (and my grandfather on my mom’s side) died from cancer and it has made me very conscious of my body and what I should get checked out!

  48. Sam Stamp says

    I have two friends. One who is currently undergoing treatment and another who has won her breast cancer battle. Both of them have encouraged me to get mammograms when I’m older.

  49. Theresa N says

    I’ve know a lot of people over the years who have had breast cancer.
    And I want to be encouraging to the people who are going through it and say almost all of them made it to cancer free. Cancer is terrible
    no matter what kind it is.

  50. Mary Cloud says

    My Grandmother is a breast cancer survivor and it makes me think about getting checked all the time
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  51. Sherl Bastien says

    my cousin just had surgery a few days ago.. we are waiting on the results…and yes it has changed my attitude about getting checked.. she is only in her 30s

  52. Debbie Lewis says

    I was told I had breast cancer last year. It was found early during my annual mammogram. Please ladies get those mammograms

  53. says

    My aunt and great aunt have dealt with Breast Cancer during my lifetime. My great uncle had Breast Cancer prior to my birth. My grandmother ended up having a double mastectomy due to the number of lumpectomies she had back in the 70′s. Due to where medical technology was then versus now, we suspect that she too had Breast Cancer, but it just wasn’t able to be properly diagnosed.

    • says

      Yes, I do my monthly self-exams and have already had a baseline mammogram. I am more aware due to the level of activity of this cancer in my family. That being said, I was fairly concerned prior to my aunt and great aunt being diagnosed.

  54. Seyma Shabbir says

    Yes I have, a friend. When you know someone it hits closer to home and you realize anyone can get breast cancer

  55. Jennifer H says

    My mother died of breast cancer when I was 19 and she was 38. I have been getting mammograms since I was in my 20′s

  56. Laura says

    My maternal grandmother had breast cancer, and, because of it, had a double mastectomy. She lived. I think about this every time I do my monthly checks. I always ask my doctor when I have yearly physicals, as well!

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