“Cancer does not discriminate,” an emphatic Pickler shared with viewers. “If this compels even one person to change their mentality toward waiting until the age of 40 for their mammogram, then it will be worth it,” Miller echoed.
Miller, aware of her family’s history of breast cancer, had always been super cautious with her self-examinations, but had the mother of two not been diligent with her doctor and requested a mammogram, the tumor detected in its early stage could have turned fatal. Miller recently underwent a double mastectomy and will begin chemotherapy this Thursday.
A behind-the-scenes video capturing the ladies’ cuts and truthful candor about Miller’s diagnosis and treatment will be shared on Athena Water’s website, www.athenawater.com, and Athena will make a monetary donation to the American Cancer Society in Miller’s honor. Athena will contribute a minimum of $2 million to support breast cancer awareness, care, education and research by 2014.
“So many people feel helpless when a loved one is diagnosed with breast cancer,” says Athena® CEO Dillon Schickli. “Athena gives everyone the chance to make a difference, with every bottle of water, 365 days of the year.” For every bottle of water purchased, a portion of the proceeds benefits breast cancer awareness.
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