Olivia Newton-John’s Race for Prevention: A Breast Health Action Kit will help save lives

Las Vegas Nevada

“Breast Cancer Awareness begins with self examination. Mammograms can’t detect everything that’s why it is important that women perform a monthly self exam using the Breast Health Action Kit.” Olivia Newton-John

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In 1992, Olivia was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her personal triumph against cancer led her to announce her partnership with Austin Health and the creation of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia. After nearly ten years of fundraising close to $200 million, the ONJCWC opened its doors in 2012. The wellness centre provides a comprehensive range of services and facilities for cancer treatment, education, training and research as well as a dedicated wellness center.

Her path to her own wellness  includes helping others become “thrivers.”

Olivia Newton-John Lights the High Roller Pink with the Chippendales and Breast Cancer “Thrivers”

Photo Credit Denise TruscelloPhoto By Denise Truscello

 In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month this October, Flamingo Las Vegas headliner and breast cancer “thriver” Olivia Newton-John ceremoniously lit the High Roller – the world’s tallest observation wheel – pink for the night. Olivia was joined by the Chippendales from Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, donning special pink cuffs and collars. Fellow breast cancer survivors, who she refers to as “thrivers,” joined her at The LINQ Promenade to help spread awareness and ride the High Roller.
Photo By Denise Truscello
But her real gift of  giving comes in a little pink box… that just may save lives.
Photo By Denise TruscelloOlivia also announced that the Olivia Breast Health Action Kit will be sold at the Flamingo Promenade gift shop, as well as retail shops at other Caesars Entertainment properties. The Olivia Breast Health Action Kit is a comprehensive wellness kit, which unites valuable breast health information and an interactive journal with an effective self-examination device so women have a credible yet, simple system to monthly examine their breasts; know what to look for and how to optimally prepare for their annual check-ups and screenings.
This month, Olivia was part of an all-star Aussie cast that won a major U.S. award.
“I Touch Myself” has become an international breast cancer awareness campaign featuring the late Chrissy Amphlettchrissy_amphlett. The campaign launched in April with a reworking of the iconic song by 10 of Australia’s best-known female artists, including breast cancer survivor Olivia Newton-John, ARIA female artist of the year winners Sarah Blasko and Megan Washington, Baby Animals singer Suze DeMarchi, and ARIA Hall of Fame inductee Little Pattie, who is Amphlett’s cousin.
Editor’s Notes:
Visit Olivia in person at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. Witness her smash hit concert Summer Nights knowing that a percentage of every ticket sold benefits women’s breast cancer health so they can become “thrivers.”

 

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