Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) October 12, 2009
Getting a mammogram is one of the most important things a woman can do to protect her health. Unfortunately, many women over age 40 do not get their annual exams and recent studies show that nationally the percentage of women over 40 who get annual mammograms is falling.
That's why Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is launching the first annual Make a Mammogram Promise Campaign, which starts October 1st and runs throughout October. The goal of the campaign is to increase the percentage of women in the Northwest who get annual mammograms.
The campaign is designed to engage the public in a fun and innovative way. At its core is a web site, http://www.mammogrampromise.org, where women can make a promise to get a mammogram and become eligible to win a daily random drawing for a glassybaby votive. The site includes a blog, helpful information, and two contests to entice women to start conversations about their health.
Women who make a Mammogram Promise can choose to spread the word about mammograms to their friends and loved ones and become eligible to win one of four grand prizes from glassybaby.
More than 40 prominent Northwest women, including U.S. Senator Patty Murray and Washington Governor Chris Gregoire, have joined the campaign and made their mammogram promises. Please join them in making your promise today.