Friday, October 9, 2009

October is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know?

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women (after lung cancer).

After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States.

According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among women in the United States this year.

An estimated 40,170 women are expected to die from the disease in 2009.

Today, there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States.


Click here to view the team page for Calyon's Ferocious Pink Lions

Learn more about the disease from the American Cancer Society

Thursday, October 8, 2009

GATORADE - 'G Movement' Video Release

I'm very happy to be part of 'G Movement' campaign, and bring sport to another level. Click for more details ... Enjoy

What is G Movement? A partnership between Action Against Hunger and Gatorade, G Movement harnesses the power of athletics to fight global hunger

Q and A with Sophie:
  • When I want to quit, my motivation to continue is the excitement of being part of something bigger than me.
  • The athlete who inspires me most is the French swimmer S├ębastien Proyart. I dedicated my first world record to him. His mental strength, his eagerness to make a better world, his courage and his unique attitude toward life make him a beautiful source of inspiration and a great example.
  • My favorite part about training is imagining myself in the most difficult sport situations, requiring lots of psychological strength, energy and confidence. Once I am there in my mind, my work out is intense, meaningful, and really enjoyable.
  • Action Against Hunger has inspired me to promote causes which need attention and to leverage my passions to inspire others to get involved with ACF or with other important causes.
  • The hardest thing I’ve ever done is flying trapeze.