By Stephanie Ciccarelli
October 20, 2008
Did you know that October is a month set aside to raise awareness for Breast Cancer?
There are many people out there doing their part to spread the word, from pink avatars on Twitter to running for a cure and for hope.
I'd like to invite you now to watch a couple of short videos and listen to the messages.
Through your actions, you could help save someone's life.
Breast Cancer is a disease that can strike any woman, young or old, married or single. Even if you eat right, exercise or have no family history, all women are at risk.
These aren't just any women though, they are your mothers, sisters, wives, grandmothers, aunts, cousins and friends.
Warriors In Pink
I found this video featuring Kelly Clarkson for Ford's Warriors In Pink campaign that aims to raise awareness for Breast Cancer by circulating the web on YouTube.com.
While on-camera celebrities are taking part in spreading the message, voice actors are also joining forces with the Warriors In Pink crusade, including Summer James.
Voices.com Talent Uses Mic To Spread Breast Cancer Awareness
Voice actress and member of Voices.com, Summer James, was cast to record a voice over promoting awareness for this form of cancer that aired on Lifetime's program "Army Wives" and also features prominently on the Ford Motor Company's website, FordCares.com enlisting supporters for the campaign "Warriors in Pink".
Summer got the gig through her agent (Leanna Levy of CL INC.) and recorded at a wonderful studio where a director and a host of others offered their input to make sure the voice over was handled properly for this project.
Summer relates, "This particular Voice Over does hold a very special place in my heart because there is NO cancer in my family, normally people are not excited about something that doesn't affect them personally. I feel that as a woman it is our task to continue to bring awareness to Breast cancer simply because I am so fortunate to have not had to deal with this in my life.
"Once My Grandmother was told she had it and she refused to accept that anything would get her. She attended some treatment and when she went back there was no sign that she EVER had it. The Doctor said he must have incorrectly diagnosed her.
When asked about what others can do to help battle the disease, Summer replied, "It [her grandmother's brush with cancer] was just a wake up call. One I feel blessed to have received. This is yours. Support in any way you can, Run, Walk or Talk to help. It's just that easy and everything makes a difference. Be the change you are seeking."
You can watch the video Summer narrates called "My Sister, Myself" and also listen to a voice over narrated by a gentleman for the "My Wife, My Life" video here:
Are You Doing Anything For Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
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Image: FordCares.comRelated Topics: Awareness, Breast Cancer, Celebrities, Ford, Ford Motor Company, Kelly Clarkson, Summer James, Warriors in Pink, YouTube