When 30-year-old NFL wife Michel Sproles found out she had breast cancer two years ago, it took her by surprise. Instead of letting her diagnosis bring her down, she educated herself, had a bilateral masectomy and continued being a strong wife and mother. Now the Compton native is using her story to inspire others and raise awareness about breast cancer among young women. She’s launching a campaign for “The Pink Line,” a high end hair line and division of the 7 Image Premium Indian Hair Line, which is sold out of her San Diego salon, 7 Image Salon.
Five to ten percent of the proceeds of that hair line will go towards making wigs and hair units for breast cancer patients and survivors affected by chemotherapy and as well as hosting free health fairs in underserved communities in Los Angeles. The fairs will consist of food, mammogram trucks, children’s activities, autograph booths and more. As a part of her efforts to raise awareness, a free health fair will be hosted in Los Angeles on July 19.
Sproles also has other young women supporting the cause including model Eva Marcille, stylist and former Love and Hip Hop reality star Emily B., Hollywood promoter Miss Diddy, R&B Divas Atlanta star Meelah Williams and singer RaVaughn. VIBE Vixen got to talk with Mrs. Sproles about her own battle with cancer and how she is using her experience to bump up the awareness.
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