Actors Lara Flynn Boyle, Lisa Gay Hamilaton, Camryn Manheim, Marla Sokoloff and Kelli Williams of ABC-Television's "The Practice" will appear in an informational magazine insert on the topic of breast cancer.
The insert, titled "The Best Defense" and sponsored by the Ford Foundation, will be included in May issues of four women's magazines including VOGUE, Mademoiselle, Glamour, Self, and Women's Sports and Fitness. The insert will be six-pages long and is designed to raise awareness of breast cancer and to encourage women to take responsibility for their health. The text of the insert is written as a conversation between the women actors, who discuss their own experiences with breast cancer.
Also included in the insert is information about the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation's many "Race for the Cure" events, postcards that readers can send to friends and family, urging them to participate in the races, to do regular breast self-exams, and to get regular mammograms.
Race for the Cure events include nationwide 5K runs and walks that raise money for breast cancer research, education, testing, and treatment. Ninety-eight different races have been scheduled for this year, including one in New York City, scheduled for September 19th.
The insert text also encourages readers to submit essays about a woman or women in their life who have faced breast cancer with great strength and determination. The Ford Foundation will review these essays and choose several to appear on the Ford Division Web site. In addition, the Foundation will arrange for one essayist and a guest to participate in New York City's Komen Race for the Cure on September 19th.
9/12/2014 Violence Against Women Act Turns 20 - Saturday will be the 20th Anniversary of the groundbreaking federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Passed in 1994, VAWA was the first piece of federal legislation to specifically address domestic violence and sexual assault as crimes and to provide federal funding to improve local response to violence against women, including training and resources for law enforcement and judges.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday issued a proclamation commemorating the VAWA anniversary. . . .
9/12/2014 Indiana Woman Charged With Feticide For Premature Delivery - An Indiana woman has been charged with feticide after she delivered prematurely and sought hospital treatment.
Purvi Patel, 33, sought help at an emergency room for vaginal bleeding where it was discovered that she had delivered prematurely at home. . . .