Both of my Grandmothers are breast cancer survivors. Countless friends have been effected by this disease. Countless more will be. I am eager to do my part in bringing awareness to women everywhere about what to look for and how to detect early signs of breast cancer.
I won’t pretend to know it all – in fact, I know very little – but, beginning on October 6th, I will try to bring you some helpful tips and ways to take precautions against breast cancer. Here, at From Dates to Diapers, we will also be sharing ways to help those effected, and provide opportunities for you to get involved. And, of course, there will be a few giveaways, as well!
One of the ways you can begin to participate now in raising awareness is with Project Pink…
Now through the end of October, Munchkin is playing a small part in helping moms focus on their own health by putting a spotlight on breast cancer prevention. Project Pink is a program that raises money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure and reminds moms, “don’t duck a breast exam.”
Here are some ways you can be a part of this campaign:
- Email A Duck, Raise A Buck – This viral component enables individuals to email friends a virtual duck that reminds them to participate in routine breast exams. Users may track their ducks as they get forwarded around, and in turn, Munchkin will donate $0.05 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for every duck forwarded.
- Buy Your Own Duck – Created to be a visual reminder of routine breast exams, Munchkin’s 2008 limited edition Project Pink Bath Ducks will be available online and at select retailers nationwide for $3.00. One hundred percent of the net profits from the sale of these ducks will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
- Celebrity Duck eBay Auction – Celebrity participants, from Courteney Cox to Matthew McConaughey, have shown support of Project Pink by donating hand-decorated and autographed limited edition ducks. Each week in October, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a number of celebrity-decorated ducks will be available for auction exclusively on eBa,y with all proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
So, whether you buy a pink duck or simply spread the word, you can help Munchkin help moms stay healthy so we can continue being great parents.