How the Comedienne, Dancer, Model & Co-Host of a Top-Rated Radio Show is Working to Educate Women
Ebony Steele was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. At the time, the talented comedienne, dancer, model and entertainer had just become co-host of the Rickey Smiley Show, one of the top-rated syndicated radio shows in America. Steele had her dream job, but she says that the news hit her hard. She had a mastectomy and after months of chemotherapy, this brave lady found the strength to help other women facing breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One in 35 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
Steele is a Susan G. Komen Circle of Promise Ambassador, a General Mills Pin Together Ambassador and she holds a unique breast cancer benefit each year in Birmingham, Al.
IMPORTANCE OF INCREASED BREAST CANCER AWARENESS FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN
One out of every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetimes. A higher percentage of African American women die from breast cancer each year because they are failing to get the help necessary to save their life.
WHAT ARE WAYS PEOPLE CAN SHOW SUPPORT
I hold my own benefit in Birmingham each year, and I’m a big supporter of the “race for a cure” campaign. But, I am amazed at how many companies are helping to fight against cancer and to find a cure. There are so many things that you can buy that are pink for the cause. Who doesn’t like shopping and helping a good cause at the same time.
FAVORITE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS SUPPORTERS
SKIL Power Tools is joining the fight against breast cancer by turning its No. 1 selling power tool, the iXO Palm-Sized Screwdriver, pink during their “Tools for the Cure” campaign. Ten percent of the unit price of every pink iXO sold between now and December 31, 2012 will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. SKIL is guaranteeing a minimum donation of $100,000.
And the screwdriver is great for do-it-yourselfers with everyday projects from tightening up cabinet knobs to assembling furniture or toys.
For More Information Visit: www.skilixo.com
For the men, and women, that are looking to help support the cause there is also the Chamberlain Universal Garage Door Remote Clicker. Chamberlain is donating at least $25,000 to Komen. This special clicker can operate two different garage doors and works with all garage door brands and is available only online at Chamberlain.com.
Look for it in its signature pink package from now until November 2012 and help fight end breast cancer forever.
For More Information Visit: www.chamberlain.com
Product for the family, SodaStream has partnered with Susan G. Komen for the Cure on these special limited edition pink soda maker and bottles. 5% of the purchase price from each sale of these items will be donated to the foundation, in support of breast cancer research and early detection efforts.
In addition to benefiting the fight against breast cancer, one SodaStream is estimated to replace up to 2,500 soda bottles and cans, which also helps our environment.
For More Information Visit: www.sodastream.com