By Press Services
Direct From Beijing, 2008 Olympic Gymnastic Superstars
and Grammy Award Winning Icons Descend Upon San Diego to Tape ABC Network
Women's Cancer Awareness Special, Frosted Pink With a Twist
***JUST ADDED: NATASHA BEDINGFIELD SCHEDULED TO APPEAR.
WILL BE PERFORMING AND WALKING THE "PINK" CARPET
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- :
What: The taping of Frosted
Pink with a Twist, a star-studded television network special that focuses
on educating viewers about cancers that primarily affect women.
Who: Co-hosted this year
by Olympic Gymnastics Champion Mary Lou Retton and cancer survivor and Olympic
Figure Skating Champion Scott Hamilton, the show will highlight current Olympic
champions Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin, Paul Hamm, Shannon Miller, and other
stars of the men's and women's US Olympic Gymnastics teams.
Paired with these gymnasts will
be icons of song, including Grammy-award winner Carole King, Cyndi Lauper
and billboard sensations Natasha Bedingfield and Jesse McCartney, making
for a historical event of sports, entertainment, and health awareness. Also
appearing will be hip-hop singer and Dancing with the Stars contestant Mario
and Kenny Loggins. Cancer survivor Sharon Osbourne will be accepting the
Nationwide(R) Insurance Woman of Courage award.
When: Sunday, September
14, 2008, 4:30PM PST for "Pink" Carpet. Media on the Pink Carpet will be
able to observe the taping of the show.
Where: San Diego Sports
Arena, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA
Why: Raising awareness is
especially significant because research continues to find that despite
significant improvements in the diagnostic tools and treatment options for
women's cancers, many women lack the basic information they need to get quality
care. Recent national studies show that only two-thirds of all women aged
40 and over (66.4 percent) receive regular mammograms and 42 percent of those
polled in a 2007 survey said they did not have a conversation with their
doctor about their cancer risks. Specifically, southern California leads
the state with the highest annual death rate for women with breast cancer
and outpaced the nation breast cancer incidence rate for females in