By Sandra Mizell Chaney

Sheen magazine is proud to be a media partner of the “BE AMPED: Give Yourself the Gift of Health for the Holidays” Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign that includes Singer, Bobby V, Comedian, Rodney Perry, Eshe (formerly of Arrested Development), and others. The Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign seeks to raise awareness and connect uninsured and underinsured women to FREE and LOW-COST detection services.

“BE AMPED: Give Yourself the Gift of Health for the Holidays” was founded and produced by Lisa George of ConnectingYOUto PR Firm. Media & collaborative partners include AMPED 4-a-Cure, Fulton County Women’s Health Program, SHEEN Magazine, Rolling Out magazine, Conversations Media Group, Black Celebrity Giving, Natural Hair mag, iWi Fresh Day Spa, SaVor V, White Diamond Image Consulting, 106 Live Radio, Images by Kennedy, AllNite Radio, Circle Entertainment, The Indie Review, and Interrupted blog. Other Ambassadors of the “BE AMPED” campaign include Anashay Gould (Media personality); Cherise B Thomas (CEO); Cyrus Webb (Media personality, author) Jasmine Crowe (Chief Change Maker); PC (Executive Assistant); Phyllis Brooks-Newman (Six-year breast cancer survivor); and; Yvette Caslin (Public Speaker, Host, Magazine Editor).

"BE AMPED: Give Yourself the Gift of Health for the Holidays"campaign flyer
Comedian Rodney Perry (Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family, co-host of The Monique Show) quickly said “yes” when asked to be a part of the campaign.
Shaniah Jones, 11-year Singer/Songwriter,  says "I became involved with ‘BE AMPED’ Breast Cancer Awareness because I’d like to be a voice for our younger generation."
Stacey J, The Social Enthusiast, a business owner who also lent her voice to the campaign says the following. “I got involved with the campaign because breast cancer runs heavily in my family.
About 2,350 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 440 men will die from the disease in 2015. (American Cancer Society. Breast
Cancer Facts & Figures 2015-2016)
"Although I was scared before getting my first mammogram this year, it wasn't as bad as I thought. I strongly encourage ladies to get one. "
224,147 women and 2,125 men in the United States were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. (The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention -
More than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States which includes women who are still being treated says the American Cancer Society.
"There is hope! Early detection can save lives."

Give yourself the gift of health and knowledge and BE AMPED for the holidays.

If underinsured or uninsured, please go to to find a location that offers free and low-cost detection services near you.