The Modern Family star said, “As a mother and there is nothing more important to me than helping to support the work of St. Jude, they help save the lives of children around the world.”
In a statement St. Jude hospital said, “The family never receive a bill from St. Jude, including treatment, transportation, and housing. The hospital has the best survival rates in the world for various types of childhood cancer.”
Sofia herself is a cancer survivor. Diagnosed Thyroid Cancer when she was just 28 years old. She discovered her thyroid issue while at her son Manolo’s doctor’s appointment back in 2000. The physician convinced her to get a check-up and then found out that her thyroid was abnormal. They did a biopsy and uncovered that her thyroid was, in fact, cancerous and she underwent surgery to remove her thyroid.
After the surgery, Sofia was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and has been taking the medication Synthroid to control her hormone levels every day since.
Back in April at the launch of a new campaign to which Sofia is a spokeswoman for,’Follow the Script,’ aimed to educate individuals with hypothyroidism about the importance of being consistent with the treatment prescribed by their doctors, Sofia discussed her own battle with the condition and what she does to stay happy and healthy.
“They removed my thyroid and since then I have to use medication,” she told reporters at the event. “I got rid of the cancer and then for me it was, ‘Oh shoot, now I have to live with this condition my whole life … I have to be on medication my whole life and I don’t have a thyroid.’ So, of course I had to make myself realize what was going on with my body and I have to say in the past ten years, I never had a problem. I’m very very straight with the way I try to do what the doctor says and I go to my doctor religiously and get my blood tests.”
“I think the most important part for me is my dosage and not thinking because I have hypothyroidism. I think everybody should try to eat healthy and work out and exercise for everything. Even for anti-aging, you’re going to look better you’re going to feel better for everything.”
Mana, Banda El Recodo, Carlos Vives, Chino y Nacho and Danna Garcia will also be supporting St. Jude’s campaign, creating awareness through social media and radio commercials.