I’ve always thought Sofia Vergara is having the time of her life. I know some cruddy things have come her way but she seems able to deal with her situation and move on to a sunnier side. I admire that. One thing she does advocate for is women’s health, specifically cancer. Sofia was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at a very young age. At the time, she was a single mother to her then eight year-old son. Obviously it frightened the hell out of her. She wouldn’t even mention the word cancer around her son in an attempt not to scare him. Fortunately, Sofia beat her cancer but she remains vocal about people looking after themselves for early detection. To make her point, she posts about her annual mammogram on social media to remind women how important it is. Last year, she posted this:
This year, she made it more playful by her dancing, probably since the whole point is to take the stress out of mammograms:
I know we have many breast cancer survivors here as well friends and family of survivors. So it might be hard to believe that there are women who put off mammograms but I can tell you there are. I waited well past the recommended time and I don’t even know why. I don’t think I was scared, I take all my other tests as soon as I get the paperwork but I sat on my mammogram for way too long. My girlfriends and I are talking about making it an annual event. We would all go on the same day and then meet for lunch afterwards. Or we wear hats or something and make an afternoon of it – maybe then we wouldn’t dare miss it. Of course, it’s very hard to write this while the US government is voting to take away affordable health care for women.
Back to Sofia, who’s not content to just be the highest paid actress on TV, she’s started a subscription-based lingerie service called EBY, Empowered By You, with her partner Renata Black. The venture uses some of its proceeds to assist Colombian women in starting their own businesses. However, with recent events, Sofia and Renata have decided that future profit will also be used to assist American victims of natural disasters.
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