I was recently asked to help get the word out about a local breast cancer awareness initiative. While I have been fortunate in that no one in my immediate family has been diagnosed with breast cancer – I am fully aware of the alarming statistics out there.
In fact, one in every eight women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, according to BreastCancer.org. In 2008, that meant more than 200,000 women nationwide were diagnosed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
That’s a lot of women.
If it hasn’t impacted you or your family and friends yet, the odds are alarmingly against us that it will. In an effort to raise awareness about breast cancer and provide funding for research, Chevrolet and the Northeast Ohio Chevy Girls campaign has partnered up with the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative. What do you need to do to help? It’s really easy!
Join your Chevy Network Dealers in the fight to end breast cancer. For every test drive on Saturday, October 6th, Chevy will contribute $10 to the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative, up to $130,000, and you’ll receive a lovely pink pashmina fashion scarf in return.
So grab a few girlfriends and before that night on the town and do quick test drive. You will not only receive a free gift but also will be helping fund this initiative. And if you are enticed, you may find yourself wanting to buy a Chevy! You can also help by getting the word out by Tweeting the hashtag #drive2endcancer
Here’s what the scarf looks like… gorgeous!
Disclosure: This is the first in a two-part sponsored post series. I was asked by representatives for Northeast Ohio Chevy Girls to blog about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and this campaign in exchange for compensation. All thoughts and opinions are my own.