EXCLUSIVE: Breast Cancer Survivor Adamari Lopez's Health Advice for Latinas
10/17/2012 - 18:00 ||
Actress and Un Nuevo Dia morning show host, Adamari Lopez is inspiring Latinas to take charge of their health. The breast cancer survivor is currently on tour for Yoplait’s save Lids to Save Lives campaign, which over the years has raised more than $34 million for breast cancer research. The Puerto Rican star is currently traveling throughout the U.S. including, New York, Texas, and Miami, to help spread breast cancer awareness in our communities.
Latina.com spoke exclusively to the 41-year-old star about how Latinas can take charge of their health and form part of this campaign. Learn more below!
As a breast cancer survivor, what’s the best part of joining Yoplait’s Save Lids to Save Lives campaign?
“I was asked to form part of their campaign 5 years ago, and I just couldn’t say no to the opportunity. I’m able to reach so many women and I’m a part of a community of breast cancer fighters and survivors that inspire me everyday.”
What gave you the strength to fight the cancer 7 years ago?
“I’ve always had a lot of faith in God. I’m a very positive person and I believe that life is worth fighting for. My family and fans gave me so much support during that difficult time. I think a combination of all of that love helped me beat the cancer and led me to where I am today.”
What advice would you give to Latinas about staying on top of their health?
“Make sure to get your annual mammograms. You don’t have to have a lot of resources to stay on top of your health and be in tune with your body. Also, make sure to do manual breast exams in the shower about four days after your period and don’t skip out on your general physicals. As Latinas, sometimes we focus so much about taking care of everyone around us that it’s easy to forget about ourselves. Be sure to put yourself first, especially for the sake of your family.”
How can people form part of the Save Lids to Save Lives project?
“I encourage people to support Yoplait. All you have to do is make sure to save all of the yogurt lids and mail them out. Yoplait will then donate 10 cents to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. We want to reach $2.5 million and encourage people to take care of themselves and put their health first.”
To learn more about the campaign visit Yoplait.com. How do you plan to support breast cancer awareness month?