Is your mom the Best Mom on the Planet? Plus, Enter Planet Fitness Mother’s Day promotion and raise money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
This week, in honor of Mother’s Day, Planet Fitness is hosting its fourth annual Mother’s Day promotion to raise money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), an independent not-for-profit organization committed to funding scientific research to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer. Now through May 15th, individuals can join Planet Fitness for just $10 down and then lock in membership at $10 a month. For each sign-up, participating locations nationwide will donate the $10 enrollment to BCRF. Since the inception of this promotion three years ago, Planet Fitness has donated more than $1 million to BCRF to support the organization’s important mission of raising money and awareness for breast cancer research.
“In the U.S. alone, unfortunately every 2.3 minutes a woman will be diagnosed with breast cancer — a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend,” said Myra J. Biblowit, BCRF President. “To implement this program during the Mother’s Day holiday is a great way to make a difference and speak to women across the nation affected by breast cancer at such an alarming rate.”
In addition to this promotion, Planet Fitness is hosting a special “Mom Nom” sweepstakes, where participants can enter for the chance to win a year membership for themselves and a mom of their choice. Once lucky person will be chosen at random. Enter by clicking the image below.
To find a Planet Fitness near you or to join online, visit www.PlanetFitness.com
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and although the month is still a couple of weeks away, it’s not too early to begin raising awareness of the disease. One in eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime, but with early detection, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent. This year Proctor & Gamble is launching their annual GIVE Hope campaign featuring a “Do It For the Girls!” day of action and Twitter party hosted by E! News anchor and breast cancer survivor, Giuliana Rancic, on Sept. 20 at 3 p.m. The 2012 campaign will also include a Facebook app, which allows users to donate $1 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (up to $25,000) by performing a self-exam, telling about it, and changing their cover photo to a GIVE Hope hand.
Want to participate? Here are the details of the Do It For the Girls! Twitter party, and please invite all your friends to join the event.
When: Thursday, September 20 at 3 p.m. ET
Where: Twitter – follow @pgmygive, @giulianarancic, @NBCF and #GIVEHope
Why: To rally women everywhere to perform a breast self-exam, create an early detection plan and take control.
In addition to sharing some lifesaving information, P&G will also be giving away some great prizes. Participants can RSVP for the DIFTG Twitter party here to be eligible to win the grand prize!
Also keep an eye out for P&G brandSAVER coupon booklets that will be distributed in most local newspapers across the nation on Sept. 30 and Oct. 14. For each coupon redeemed from these books, P&G will donate $0.02 and $0.01 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation respectively (uncapped).
Check out the video below of Giuliana Rancic inviting women (and men) everywhere to join the party.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a national, annual platform that increases awareness about the disease, prevention and most importantly, raises funds to help discover a cure. There are so many fashionable ways you can help contribute to the cause, including wearing a Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Pink Ribbon, which can be sent to you after donating a gift of any amount. Click here for more information, and check out these chic fashion pieces, proceeds of which, benefit the fight against breast cancer.
October 14, 2011 | Categories: Accessories, Fashion, Health & Body, Social Awareness | Tags: Breast, Breast cancer, Cancer, Health, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pink ribbon, Susan G Komen, Susan G. Komen for the Cure | 1 Comment »