"I ♥ BOOBIES!"

That may seem like a rather juvenile phrase that just might make every teen and pre-teen you know break out into a fit if hysterics, but really it's a brilliant slogan from the Keep A Breast (KAB) Foundation, founded in 2001, to raise awareness of a very serious health issue in a younger generation.

Think for a second how many more cases of EARLY detection there would be if young girls were educated about prevention and detection. KAB does just that through art events, educational programs, and fundraising efforts. From the KAB Facebook Page...

Our mission is to help eradicate breast cancer by exposing young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support. Through art events, educational programs and fundraising efforts, we seek to increase breast cancer awareness among young people so they are better equipped to make choices and develop habits that will benefit their long-term health and well-being.

KAB has stretched so far that they are now a regular part of the Vanns Warped Tour reaching out to young people all over the country.

Keep A Breast strives to eradicate breast cancer by inspiring young people to adopt lifestyle choices that have long-term health benefits. Some of today’s most progressive artists, athletes and celebrities have participated in Keep A Breast events, including Shepard Fairey, Dita Von Teese, pro surfers Lisa Anderson and Layne Beachley, musicians Tom Delonge of Angels and Airwaves, Katy Perry, Pink, Maya Ford of the Donnas, The Foo Fighters and many more.

As a woman, I know the importance of education, self-exams, and early detection. As a mom, I know the importance of teaching my daughter just how important these fundamentals are when it comes to being a woman.

I believe that we have all been impacted in some way or another by breast cancer. Whether it be a mother, an aunt, a grandmother, a sister, a teacher, or a friend, we have all been touched by this disease. Shouldn't we make every effort to ensure that our daughters get all of the education that they can?

I hope to some day have the pleasure of working with the Keep A Breast Foundation.