Lifetime is widely known as the women’s television network and during October, breast cancer awareness month, they will be integrating breast cancer-themed story lines into some of their most popular original shows to raise awareness about breast cancer and the severity of this type of cancer that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with in their lifetime.
DietTribe 8pm ET/PT on Friday, October 2
As part of the weigh-in process on DietTribe, health expert and fitness trainer Jessie Pavelka talks to this season’s new team of women about the importance of staying healthy to help prevent breast cancer.
Sherri 7pm ET/PT on Tuesday, October 6
On Sherri, Sherri’s co-worker plans a breast cancer walk and attempts to engage the whole office by asking them to support her with pledges.
Drop Dead Diva 9pm ET/PT on Sunday, October 11
On Drop Dead Diva, Jane manages a case that involves a breast cancer survivor who is excluded from a beauty pageant because of her “fake” breasts.
Rita Rocks 10:30pm ET/PT on Tuesday, October 27
On Rita Rocks, Hallie walks in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer to support research to find a cure for the disease. Hallie also walks away with a pink Vespa scooter.
Be sure to tune into Lifetime’s prime time shows and also sign their petition to pass the bipartisan Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act, legislation that would ensure the end of so-called “drive-through” mastectomies when women are forced out of the hospital only hours after invasive breast cancer surgery. You can also reach out to your member of Congress by calling the US House of Representatives switchboard at (202) 225-3131. To find your representative in Congress, go here.