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Breast health is something that affects all of us; whether you’re a survivor of breast cancer or the loved one of a survivor, awareness and education are keys to early detection and increase the chances of survival dramatically. To aid in the cause, some amazing ladies of the voice over world have come together to raise a little money. Tara Sands (Final Fantasy), Eden Riegel (Prince of Egypt), Karen Strassman (Monsuno), Cassandra Lee Morris (League of Legends), Michelle Ruff (Chobits), Erika Harlacher (Toradora!), Erica Lindbeck (Your Lie In April), Colleen O’Shaughnessy (Sonic The Hedgehog), and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Naruto, Critical Role) have all signed a pink sports bra currently being auctioned on eBay.
The funds will go to the Keep A Breast Foundation, a California-based organization that offers education and support to young people about breast health. Keep A Breast offers services like a traveling education booth to provide education to young people at special events like music festivals, sporting events, and arts events around the world. The Treasured Chest is a program where Keep A Breast will give any woman diagnosed with breast cancer or testing positive for the BRCA1, BRCA2 gene the chance to “document her body and feelings by turning her casted torso into a beautiful work of art.” The breast cast is a way for KAB to encourage cancer support, dialogue, and community while offering women a way to express themselves and feel beautiful during a difficult time. Visit the gallery of breast casts here, each one is unique and powerful in its own right.
A few statistics from the site:
ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE:
Approximately 2.6 million American women with a history of breast cancer were alive in January, 2008. Men can get Breast Cancer too! Although it usually occurs among women, men have breast tissue and can develop breast cancer. About 2,190 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected among men in 2012; approximately 410 men will die from breast cancer in 2012. About 12% of women born today will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes. This is equivalent to 1 in 8 women.
During a time when the future of women’s health care is questionable at best, it is grass roots organizations like Keep A Breast that will continue to work to spread awareness and education to women everywhere. It is vital that women (and men) know how to perform regular self-exams and are able to recognize when something is abnormal and it’s time to see a doctor.
If you can’t afford to participate in the auction, you can donate directly to Keep A Breast by going to their site and clicking the donate button, you can organize your own fundraiser, or you can volunteer your time!
Note: I currently have the high bid on the pink bra….come on, guys, make me look cheap! Go BID and support the boobies!