Friday, 09 December 2011 00:00
Moms Who Kick Inc, a 501(c)(3) public charity that promotes physical fitness & proper nutrition, will provide a unique and empowering experience to all the winners of their 2nd annual Model Mom Contest. The contest is running now through Feb. 29, 2012.
Moms over the age of 18 who live in the Tri-State area are encouraged to enter the contest by submitting photos that reflect their passion for fitness, and a compelling bio of how cancer affects them. Breast cancer survivors and those impacted by cancer through others are eligible to win. All winners will experience a glamorous, professional photo shoot and will be featured in their inspirational 2013 calendar. Moms Who Kick Inc will launch this fundraising calendar during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October 2012, at a gala fashion show that honors the extraordinary women they feature in their 2013 publication.
One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the Model Mom Contest will benefit North Shore-LIJ Health System’s groundbreaking translational research study through collaboration between its medical and surgical oncology programs and its renowned Feinstein Institute for Medical Research: “The Breast and Ovarian Cancer Specimen Bank Related Investigations.”
North Shore-LIJ is among a handful of elite programs nationally that is poised to contribute new knowledge in this field, and specimens are being collected through a multi-institutional specimen bank. Aimed at improving survival rates for women with breast and ovarian cancers, the study is the first of its kind to uncover and validate biomarkers for early detection, prediction of disease course and outcome, and treatment response and risk of relapse.
Visit MomsWhoKick.com for complete details and official rules, and enter the Model Mom Contest.