Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G for Breast Cancer Awareness.

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One in eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. I first became aware of Breast cancer when I was about 13 years old. My aunt was diagnosed with it and it eventually took her life. I was reminded once again of how breast cancer impacts your life when when my mom called me about 7 years ago telling me that her doctors were concerned with a lump they had found and had to do further testing. Thankfully it was benign. Then there is my sweet friend and mentor who was diagnosed with early stages of breast cancer. So early, that after the surgery there was no need for chemo or radiation. The key there was early detection. It is the best defense against breast cancer. The earlier breast cancer is detected, the higher the survival rate.

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. Here’s what we can do:

  • Ladies: Spread the message that early detection is the best defense in the fight against breast cancer.  You should also create and follow an early detection plan and encourage others to do the same.
  • Men: 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.

You can download the NBCF’s Early Detection Plan App (available throughout the month of October) by visiting: http://www.pgeveryday.com/bca.  While you are there you can also hear P&G employees’ inspiring stories about moments made possible in their lives due to early detection.

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