Shalom Life | October 25, 2014

Paula Abdul Wants You To "Check Yourself" During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The former 'American Idol' judge has joined forces with Avon for a new campaign.

By: Ashley Ramnarain

Published: October 23rd, 2014 in Culture » Society » News

If breast cancer ever needed a theme song, Paula Abdul’s Check Yourself would probably be it. Recently, Abdul released a new music video to raise awareness for breast cancer prevention.

“Singing and dancing are my passions. I am thrilled and inspired to have had the opportunity to apply these passions to create a new music video in support of the breast cancer awareness cause, and the new global #CheckYourself for Breast Cancer campaign is very personal for me," Abdul said in a statement.

The video is part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, included in the larger Avon Foundation for Women campaign, and focuses on the importance of self-exams, even giving instruction on how to do them properly. Also featured in Check Yourself, alongside Paula Abdul, is the singer’s breast cancer survivor sister, Wendy Emkin.

"My sister Wendy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000 and is a breast cancer survivor and champion for the cause, she inspires me every day. My hope is that this new video will inspire women and men to take charge of their own breast health through screening, detection, and treatment,” Abdul explained.

You can check out the video below.

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