October 17, 2013

Do You Have An Early Detection Plan? Early Detection Saves Lives {Giveaway} #PGBestDefense



In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, P&G has partnered with The National Breast Cancer Foundation to not only educate women, but also the men in their lives, about the importance of early detection. I grew up using P&G products and I continue to use them in my home for my family today as an adult. I feel honored that P&G selected me to spread the word about the importance of early detection of breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

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. 

Early detection is the best defense against breast cancer. The earlier breast cancer is detected, the higher the survival rate. In fact, when detected during the early (localized) stage – the five year survival rate is 98 percent according to the National Cancer Institute.

I am VERY fortunate to not have had anyone in my family personally affected by breast cancer. You never know who or when you will meet someone affected. This week while visiting Charlotte, NC I met a woman who had recently completed treatments for her second occurrence of breast cancer. While her granddaughter played with Mia we met another woman who had just received her breast cancer diagnosis. The only two women I personally encountered in the library....you could say what are the odds? I now know they are 1 in 8.

Prior to this month, I did not have an early detection plan. After discussing with my doctor I now know the importance of self exams. Need some help getting started? Here is a tool to help you:


Download the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s new Early Detection Plan app. The Early Detection Plan app, the first of its kind, allows women to enter personal data, such as age, weight and family health history, after which it creates optimal scheduling for self-exams and professional visits. It will provide regular prompts, tutorials on performing a breast exam, as well as information on a variety of related health and wellness topics.

Join the Twitter Party!
Join me in chatting with @PGeveryday and special guest @CoreyWootton about the importance of creating an early detection plan, and rallying the women in your life to do the same.
When: Thursday, October 22 at 3pm ET
RSVP: http://bit.ly/PGbcaRSVP
Hashtag: #PGBestDefense


For more information about P&G's involvement with the National Breast Cancer Foundation visit the P&G Early Prevention page. You can also follow P&G on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag: #PGBestDefense.

P&G Brands are proud to support early detection!
Win It
A lucky Savvy and Sassy reader will receive assorted P&G products valued at $50, from brands including Crest, Pantene, Secret, Scope, Swiffer and Venus. Winner will be selected using random.org and will be announced on October 29, 2013. Winners will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn. Contest open to people 18 years or older in the U.S.

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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.

I have an early detection plan, do you?


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for P&G. I will receive assorted P&G products for free to thank me for my time as part of a SheSpeaks campaign. The opinions expressed in this review are that of my own and any information or claims should be verified on the sponsor's site. Thank you to P&G for allowing me to spread the word on Early Detection!

57 comments:

  1. I visited the Breast Cancer Awareness web page and I learned all about the 11 Frequently Asked Questions About Early Detection Plans. Also, I learned that at age 40 you should get a mammogram.

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  2. I learned early detection is essential.

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  3. I learned that P&G has donated 2.1 milloin to the NBCF since 2008!
    j1man1r66@etex.net
    Jennifer Rogers

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  4. i took the quiz and got the answers all correct. i learned that p & g is really trying to bring more awareness to this health problem. thanks for such a grand giveaway!

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  5. early detection is the best
    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  6. I learned that the Early Detection Plan app designed to help you follow a regular routine of self-and clinical examination, it’s totally free and available at the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) website

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  7. I learned that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. That is to me a high rate and scary. That is why early diagnosis is so important.

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  8. I learned that this year, the annual breast cancer awareness campaign will help save lives with a $500,000 donation to the NBCF and additional support for educating women and the men in their lives about the importance of early detection.

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  9. I learned that you have to sign in in order to take the quiz.
    I also learned that this site posits that women should have mammograms every year, but that no beginning age is mentioned. So...does that mean that my 4 month old daughter should be having a mammogram? (Obviously, I don't think so, but the information is super general. A bit more specificity would have been nice.)

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  10. P&G has donated $2.1 million to breast cancer awareness

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  11. I learned that one out of eight women will get breast cancer in their lifetimes.

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  12. I learned that with the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s Early Detection Plan, you’ll receive the reminders that work best for you, whether email alerts, calendar reminders, text messages or downloading a PDF of your plan.

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  13. I learned you should have a mammogram once a year

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  14. I learned that you have to have an early detection plan so you can detect breast cancer at its earliest stages because it will give me better chances of fighting of the cancer. :)

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  15. The best way to detect breast cancer is with a mamogram.

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  16. When do I get a mammogram?

    You should have a mammogram once a year, as part of step three. A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast. It’ safe, it detects tumors and other abnormalities, and you should have one every year.

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  17. I learned that P&G has donated 2.1 milloin to the NBCF since 2008!

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  18. I learned that early detection leads to a 95% survival rate! It is key to saving lives!

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  19. I learned to get tested early. It is really scary because my doctor said I needed to wait for insurance to get tested when I turn 40 next year.

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  20. I learned the Early Detection Plan enables you to be proactive about your health by reminding you to perform regular breast self-exams and to schedule clinical breast exams and mammograms, depending on your age and health history.

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  21. Yoplait donates 10 cent for every pink lid.

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  22. They've donated over $2 million in 5 years--that's great!

    amanda.townsend2 at gmail dot com

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  23. I learned early detection is essential.

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  24. I learned that nearly 70% of all abnormalities are found through self-exams. And that if you find a lump, you shouldn't panic – 8 out of 10 lumps are not cancerous. Thank you!

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  25. I learned how to create an early-detection plan

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  26. Since 2008, P&G has donated more than $2.1MM to NBCF to help save lives through early detection awareness and education.

    Entered the rafflecopter as "Wild orchid"

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  27. I learned about the Early Detection App. How great!

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  28. I learned to get tested early & the early detection app is awesome. :)

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  29. This year, the annual breast cancer awareness campaign will help save lives with a $500,000 donation to the NBCF and additional support for educating women and the men in their lives about the importance of early detection.

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  30. This year, the annual breast cancer awareness campaign will help save lives with a $500,000 donation to the NBCF and additional support for educating women and the men in their lives about the importance of early detection.

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  31. I learned that you can sign up for their Early Detection Program and get text messages and email reminders to do your breast exams and schedule appointments.

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  32. I learned that Early Detection Program is key!

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  33. I got every question correct on their questionaire

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  34. I learned that you should get a mammogram at age 40

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  35. I learned that since 2008, P&G has donated more than $2.1 million to National Breast Cancer Foundation to help save lives through early detection awareness and education. Thank you.

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  36. I learned that you can sign up for their Early Detection Program and get text messages and email reminders.

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  37. I learned there isa- New phone app aids early cancer detection.

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  38. I learned that nearly 70% of all abnormalities are found through self-exam.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  39. i learn that u supported since 2008 and to get tested

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  40. I learned at age 40 you should get a mammo!

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  41. I like the video story of the P&G employees sharing their story. Lots of great stories and info on donating to charities.
    dawnmonroe83@gmail.com

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  42. 1 in 8 will be diagnosed

    aimee.dombrowski@gmail.com

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  43. early detection gives you a 95% survival rate!

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  44. I learned that P&G donated more than $2.1MM to NBCF to help save lives through early detection awareness

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  45. I learned that early detection is the best practice

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  46. I learned there is an phone app that aids in the detection of breast cancer

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  47. The Early Detection Plan App was new to me. Great idea!

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  48. P&G Supports the National Breast Cancer Foundation

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  49. Do your monthly self-exam and get checked out if need be....it's important!

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  50. 1 of 8 women will get breast CA in her lifetime

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  51. I learned about the Early Detection Plan. (Candi S.)

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  52. I learned early detection is important especially since my sister just had breast cancer.

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