The Choose You Movement

Choose You is a movement created by the American Cancer Society that encourages women to put their own health first in the fight against cancer. The movement challenges women to make healthier choices, and supports them in their commitment to eat right, get active, quit smoking and get regular health checks. 

The Choose You Movement shines a light on a hidden issue: that while one in three American women will get cancer in her lifetime, about 50% of cancer deaths could be prevented if more emphasis were placed on early detection and healthier lifestyles including maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise and avoiding tobacco.

In the constant struggle between family, work and self, we know how difficult it is to focus on oneself. To help change this, American Cancer Society has developed the Choose You Commitment. Powered by stickK, this online program provides tools and support to enable women to commit to and achieve their personal health and wellness goals. Research shows that 73% of Commitments with financial stakes are successful. The Choose You Commitment provides this support.

By making a Choose You Commitment today, you are making personal health a priority — and helping in the fight against cancer.

Note: The ACS no longer sponsors this movement, it has been blended into their other programs. More information regarding healthier lifestyles and cancer prevention can be found here: http://www.cancer.org/healthy/index

Posted in Clinical & Community Preventive Services, Programs, Statewide, Technical Assistance.

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