Cricket And Mary J. Blige Unite For Breast Cancer Awareness
October 14, 2013 at 5:48 AM (PT)
OCTOBER is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and MARY J. BLIGE, through VERVE RECORDS, and CRICKET WIRELESS together are donating $10,000 toward screenings and research. Money is being given to the SUSAN J. KOMEN FOR THE CURE in SAN DIEGO COUNTY, and CRICKET will feature BLIGE on its MUVE MUSIC service. The special downloads and charitable social media campaign begin today and run until NOVEMBER 3rd.
"Music is powerful and healing in so many ways, and having the right information at the right time is also important. Across the country, African-American and Hispanic women are not getting the care and treatment they need often because they are uninformed," BLIGE said in a press release. "An alarming number of these women are dying, and we can help to improve their chances of survival. I am working with SUSAN G. KOMEN and CRICKET during OCTOBER to help inform women about powerful early detection measures, such as getting a mammogram. Please join me in supporting this worthy cause, and let's find a cure."