This month we have joined together with Orgullosa to support Breast Cancer Awareness and spread the message that Together we are Stronger! On October 1st, we co-hosted the #OrgullosaStrong Facebook chat alongside other bloguera friends, estrella Adamari Lopez and oncologist from Liga Contra el Cancer, Dr. De La Rosa to discuss the importance of mobilizing Latinas to take charge of their health and reinforce the importance of early detection.
But before all the Facebook fun got started, we actually took a little trip to La Liga Contra el Cancer in Miami to hear Adamari speak to the media about this cause so close to her heart and also hear more about Orgullosa’s plan to support Breast Cancer Awareness. It was a pleasure to see Adamari talk about this issue in detail and also share the joy of her new pregnancy with all in attendance.
— Las Gringas Blog (@LasGringasBlog) October 1, 2014
We also heard all about Orgullosa’s commitment to Breast Cancer awareness and their goal of raising funds for La Liga Contra el Cancer during the month of October. They presented the center with a check during the event and also made a commitment to donate $1 for every new Like on their Orgullosa Facebook page this month.
As we mentioned, that evening we had another chance to hear from Adamari Lopez during the #OrgullosaStrong Facebook chat. We heard from Dr. De La Rosa about the importance of early detection since breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Hispanic women. With our fellow blogueras, we exchanged ideas of how we can encourage each other to get a breast exam…not just during the month of October, but throughout the year.
If you would like to learn more about the #OrgullosaStrong movement, visit the Orgullosa Facebook page.