Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella is traveling throughout the United States and devoting many of her Twitter account messages to breast cancer awareness.
On Thursday, she visited Harlem to deliver the message to women there.
(I am) “working with Mary Solomon from Project Renewal inside the Harlem Justice Center talking to women about mammograms,” she tweeted. “Volunteering with Project Renewal’s Scan Van today in Harlem out in the rain. Breast cancer awareness must be made rain or shine!”
Campanella said he first developed an interest in breast cancer five years ago when her grandmother was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer.
This year, she said, her grandmother was officially declared a cancer survivor.
“Women aged 75-79 had the highest incidence rate at 441.9 cases per 100,000,” Campanella said. “Tell your mothers and grandmothers to get screened. Breast cancer accounts for 1 in 4 cancers diagnosed in U.S. women.”
In addition to travel and writing, Campanella is featured in an informative video about breast cancer that is drawing attention on the Internet. (View the video on the left side of this page.”
She recently hosted a gathering of other celebrities at the The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to benefit breast cancer awareness.
Shanna Moakler, former Miss USA and reality television star, was in attendance, along with Peepshow headliner and cancer survivor Cheaza Figueroa.
Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and bubbly from STK Las Vegas and makeup applications from Rain Cosmetics while they shopped for the cause.
“I’m a survivor, and the way that I became confidant and positive is by being a part of events like this,” said Figueroa. “It’s important to become a part of the community and to give back.”
The event raised awareness and funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Southern Nevada while celebrating the new relationship between the chic cosmetics line and the exclusive boutique.