Maria Elena Abate Asks You to Vote Daily Until August 20: Florida Breast Health Initiative’s Andrea Ivory for Energizer’s ‘Keep Going’ Hall of Fame

Aug 18, 2010

Above:  The incomparable Andrea Ivory, Florida Breast Health Initiative’s Executive Director


Please join Maria Elena Abate in voting for Florida Breast Health Initiative’s Executive Director Andrea Ivory as this year’s Energizer “Keep Going” Hall of Fame Award Recipient.  Daily voting is allowed until August 20, 2010.

To vote for Andrea, click here.

Andrea, a breast cancer survivor whose response to a life-threatening experience was to create a volunteer movement, founded the Florida Breast Health Initiative a non-profit organization with a street-level approach to attacking breast cancer.

With her growing army of more than 3,000 volunteers, Andrea marches through working poor neighborhoods those with the highest levels of uninsured households and the highest incidence of late-stage diagnosis of breast cancer to bring breast health materials and make on-the-spot appointments for uninsured women to receive free mammograms at a hospital mammography van that comes to the neighborhood. Since she began these door-to-door campaigns in 2006, Andrea’s team has reached over 26,000 households and provided 650 free mammograms, from which breast cancer was actually detected immediately in seven women.

With immeasurable energy and passion, Andrea has dedicated herself to fighting breast cancer one household at a time.


What is the Energizer “Keep Going” Hall of Fame?

Just like the Energizer bunny, some people just keep going and going!

The Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame recognizes extraordinary people who live life with “amazing courage, great humor and an inspiring can-do attitude.”

Click the icon below to go directly to Andrea’s voting page!