Posted by: audreybenenati | May 4, 2010

American Cancer Society to Launch ‘Choose You’ Movement to Help Women Take Action to Prevent Cancer


Celebrity Ambassador, Actress Ellen Pompeo, and National Sponsors Sprite Zero and Walgreens, Will Rally Women Nationwide

NEW YORK, MAY 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — The American Cancer Society, the nation’s largest voluntary health organization, today will launch a new nationwide movement to shine the spotlight on a sobering statistic: one in three women will get cancer in her lifetime. Choose You (www.ChooseYou.com) is designed to inspire women to take action and put their health first in order to stay well and help prevent cancer.…

According to the American Cancer Society, about half of all cancer deaths could be prevented if people maintained a healthy weight through diet and regular exercise; avoided tobacco products; and got recommended cancer screening tests. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to incorporate these healthy behaviors into a busy lifestyle. In fact, a new national survey of approximately 2,000 women ages 25-64 revealed that they are so busy being caretakers of others, they have little time to take care of their own health.

"Women hold the keys to cancer prevention because they are the Chief Medical and Chief Operating Officers of their individual households….

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