Mary J. Blige, Cricket donate $10K for fight against breast cancer

Oct. 16, 2013 at 9:19 AM
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SAN DIEGO, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Cricket Wireless and Mary J. Blige have announced plans to donate $10,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure in San Diego County, Calif.

"Music is powerful and healing in so many ways, and having the right information at the right time is also important. Across the country, African-American and Hispanic women are not getting the care and treatment they need often because they are uninformed," Blige said in a statement Monday.

"An alarming number of these women are dying, and we can help to improve their chances of survival. I am working with Susan G. Komen and Cricket during October to help inform women about powerful early detection measures, such as getting a mammogram. Please join me in supporting this worthy cause, and let's find a cure."

"Cricket and Muve Music are proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month," said Randy Newman, Pacific regional general manager for Cricket. "We're excited to help raise awareness, along with Mary J. Blige, about understanding and mitigating the risks of breast cancer."

"This partnership is happening because both our organizations believe in the power of music to make a difference in the lives of the women listening," said Laura Farmer Sherman, executive director of Susan G. Komen for the Cure in San Diego County. "The funds raised through this promotion will save lives and support us in helping uninsured women in our county get access to free treatments and services."

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