Join the cause with KFC and Susan G. Komen for the Cure!

Did you know that one in eight women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and breast cancer is the leading cause of death among US women ages 40-59?

KFC is Joining the Cause in helping fight this devastating disease through Buckets for the Cure™, a partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Look for special pink commemorative buckets at participating KFC restaurants. For every Pink Bucket, KFC makes a 50 cent contribution to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The Pink buckets will be available in KFC restaurants through May 23rd.

To help raise awareness, we have joined up with KFC and asked 8 bloggers to share how breast cancer has affected their lives. For every comment on this post and on the bloggers' posts, BlogHer will donate $1 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.*

Read these stories and leave a comment. BlogHer will donate $1 for each comment, up to $1,000.

Sweet Life recounts that despite being in her eighties, her great-aunt “was just as likely as a ten year old to have an impromptu root beer float party.” Read more about the vivacious Mary Alice, who fought breast cancer four times…

Fiercebeagle recounts how she “had witnessed this woman wrangle thirty sixth-graders at a theme park like Calamity Jane on a cattle drive. If she couldn't handle this, well...the situation was dire.” Read more about Fiercebeagles mother-in-law's struggle with breast cancer.

Beyond Breast Cancer shares that “by Christmas, a flurry of tests and biopsies proved that I was one of the one in eight women in the US who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.”  Read more about how she's coping with her diagnosis.

Noodleroux remembers “more lumps, bumps, and 23 year later, my mom was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. She’d had a clean mammogram four months earlier. The tumor was the size of a large grape.” Read about how Noodleroux herself had a lumpectomy at age 23…

Prairie Mama shares her account of her great-grandmother’s breast cancer experience.  “She had her surgery, a double radical mastectomy, and was hospitalized for three weeks…Never did I think of her life as being in danger-her mortality was never an issue. She wasn’t going to die...”

Meanderings of a 3-Day Mom felt that “when my Mom died in July 2007, I had a choice to make. I could roll over and play dead, or I could get in gear and make a difference.  I chose to walk in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure™.  Our 3-Day team, Team Tiara, has raised $300,000 in the last four years -- and we're shooting for the $500,000 mark this year.  What we've contributed is just a drop in the bucket, though.”

Verbalintent is so thankful that her mom, a ten year survivor, “is alive and preparing to greet her fifth and sixth grandchildren this summer - none of whom she would have known had she not beaten the odds against this disease.” Read about how her mother is offering support to recently diagnosed cancer patients. 

 

The Heart of Life in Oklahoma remembers hearing the news of her aunt’s diagnosis.  “It was the worst possible news we could have imagined.  Started in her breast and had metastasized to her bones and other areas and organs.”

 

The pink buckets will be available in restaurants through May 23. Help KFC make THE SINGLE LARGEST DONATION EVER in the fight against Breast Cancer

 

Breast Cancer affects everyone, including spouses, children, co-survivors. Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is the world’s largest, most progressive, non-profit breast cancer organization. To date, Komen has invested nearly $1.5 billion in breast cancer research and community programs. Komen and the ubiquitous pink ribbon has transformed how the world talks about and treats this disease, helping turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors.

Additional customer contributions may be made by visiting bucketsforthecure.com.

To find a KFC restaurant near you check out, http://www.kfc.com/.

BlogHer will donate $1 for every comment on this round-up page as well as the bloggers' post up to a total of $1,000 for the entire program.

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