You can help with breast cancer awareness!!!
The Kentucky Cancer Program, Horses and Hope and Baptist Health Paducah ask for your vote once every day through Nov. 8 in a national contest for breast cancer awareness. After two years in the nation’s top 8, Baptist Health Paducah can win the Pink Glove Dance contest if each of you will vote and share this request with your friends and family around the country!
Their video features 14,200 people including hospital staff and breast cancer survivors; high school students from Mayfield, McCracken County and Paducah Tilghman high schools; the mayors of Paducah and Mayfield; and the Tennessee Titans’ George Wilson, son of nurse aide Wanda Wilson. The fast-paced 90-second video is set to Outasight’s “Change the World” because we believe we can change the world by beating breast cancer....
If they place in the top 3, the cash prize will benefit the Kentucky Cancer Program’s Horses and Hope mammography program throughout Kentucky, so we need your help to spread the message that early detection of breast cancer through mammograms saves lives.
Vote from each of your e-mail accounts every day: vote here.
Welcome to HORSES and HOPE!
Every year between 2800 and 3200 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and it remains the second leading cause of death for women in Kentucky.
This staggering statistic is what has led me to developing “Horses and Hope”, my initiative to educate, improve awareness and offer screenings for the often overlooked members of Kentucky’s horse industry. There are over 80,000 equine related employees across the Bluegrass, many of whom are uninsured or underinsured. These individuals are the backbone of our signature industry and I am committed to giving back to the people that help to make Kentucky the horse capital of the world.
I have engaged the support of many leaders in the Thoroughbred industry as well as experts in breast cancer prevention and treatment. By partnering with these two groups, we will host a “Horses and Hope Day at the Races” at each of our four racetracks. We will provide information about prevention and treatment of breast cancer as well as offering free screenings with an on-site mobile mammography unit at each of these events.
If we can catch one woman before her cancer spreads, if we can show one woman how to do self-exams, if we raise one dollar that goes to find that cure – and we will do all of these things – we have made a difference.
I hope that you will join me in my efforts to curb this terrible disease. When we work together, we ALL make a difference.