by: Shelley Mendoza
Latino Community Shows Support For Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Latinos are turning out to educate their public about early detection. Cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanics, overtaking even heart disease. And for Latinas, breast cancer is the number one killer due to infrequent mammograms and doctor visits. A new study by the American Cancer Society claims that more than 33,000 Hispanics will die of cancer this year and over 100,000 more will be diagnosed.
MTV Tr3s host Adamari Lopez successfully battled breast cancer seven years ago and is now living a happy and healthy life. Adamari is also joining the “Save Lids To Save Lives” campaign with Yoplait who specifically target the Hispanic community and tour across eight U.S. cities to help spread the word about early detection. “I’m delighted to team up with Yoplait to help Latina women understand the importance of their breast health and inspire others to join the fight against the disease,” she recently said. “My successful struggle with breast cancer is a testament to the fact that early detection can and does save lives, and that we are all in this together.”
Don Francisco Talks of Sábado Gigante in English
Last night, Television Academy Hall of Famer Mario Kreutzberger, better known over the world by Don Francisco, celebrated his 50th Anniversary as the host of Sábado Gigante at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NY. He shared tales and personal stories with the audience of his 50 years as host of the longest-running variety show in television history. The Don surprised everyone by saying that he is in talks to make Sábado Gigante in English! That would definitely be something to watch!
Ricky Martin Records Track With Wisin y Yandel
Ricky Martin and Wisin y Yandel worked together on the studio on new music. They claim the song they made is going to paralyze Latin music! This has got to be good!