Mary J. Blige has teamed with Cricket Wireless to support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which provides education for women in need as well as funds for breast cancer screening and research.
Through Verve Records, Cricket and Mary J. Blige will donate $10,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure in San Diego County. And as part of an awareness campaign fans are being asked to download Mary’s music via Cricket’s Muve Music service, beginning today through November 3.
“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,” said Blige in a statement. “An alarming number of these women are dying, and we can help to improve their chances of survival.”
She adds, “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.”
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