Seattle, WA, May 05, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The Breast Cancer Site begins “May Is For Mothers” with Extra Donation Days to benefit Hope For Two: The Pregnant with Cancer Network.
Cancer in expectant mothers occurs in approximately one out of every 1,000 pregnancies in the United States, and the most common form is breast cancer. The rate of pregnant women being diagnosed with cancer has jumped in recent years, although the causes for the increase are not fully understood.
For many expectant mothers, the traditional cancer support systems fail to address their specific concerns and needs. Hope For Two seeks to fill this void by offering free counseling and information for women diagnosed with cancer while pregnant. Through an online network, they connect women who are currently pregnant with cancer with other women who have faced the same challenge.
In the last six months, the organization has seen a dramatic increase in requests for help, according to Susan Musialowski, Patient Coordinator at Hope For Two.
Visitors shopping at TheBreastCancerSite.com store can support Hope For Two at no extra cost during the Extra Donation Days event. From May 9 to May 11, all orders completed through the store will generate an additional donation for Hope For Two as well as generating the usual, everyday contribution that helps fund free mammogram programs through the United States.
Click For Your Mama
Last October, The Breast Cancer Site and What You Can Do! created the lively “Click For Your Mama” video as a timely reminder that anyone can help the cause of breast cancer awareness in less than a minute. Featuring Sister Scissor’s popular “Take Your Mama Out” song and a bevy of pink-clad dancers of all ages, the video emphasizes the ease of helping mothers of all ages at The Breast Cancer Site.
With a simple, daily click of the pink button at The Breast Cancer Site's homepage, visitors help provide mammograms to those in need. Visitors pay nothing to participate in the Click-to-Give program. The mammograms are paid for by the site’s sponsoring advertisers, with 100% of the money raised through the Click-to-Give program going to charity.
Since October, more than 65,000 people have watched and shared the “Click For Your Mama” video to remind their friends about the importance of having a mammogram as part of an early detection plan, as well as the need to make this test available to all women in need.
The “Click For Your Mama” video can be seen and shared at The Breast Cancer Site’s YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/breastcancersite
About The Breast Cancer Site
The Breast Cancer Site is part of the GreaterGood Network of websites that offers the public an opportunity to support causes they care about at no cost to themselves.
Launched in October 2000, The Breast Cancer Site provides funding for free mammograms for women in need, breast cancer research, and support for women struggling with the disease through such organizations as National Breast Cancer Foundation, Mayo Clinic (research), Making Memories, Patient Access Network Foundation, Hope For Two, and others.
Donations are distributed by the independent 501c3 nonprofit GreaterGood.org. In 2010, GreaterGood.org donations topped $3.4 million to more than 50 charities around the world.