Let’s Get Physical, Physical!

October 9, 2008 at 1:53 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

It’s been quite a month for celebrity interviews. Not sure why they’re all coming out of the woodwork in October, but I won’t complain. Yesterday I interviewed Olivia Newton John about her quest to educate women on breast cancer and the importance of self examination.

Olivia Newton John and Marianne Mancusi

Olivia herself found a lump when examining her own breast and pursued her case, even after her mammogram came back negative. So she’s advocating for women to take charge of their health with a new product called Liv-Aid. (Pronounced Live – as in her nickname and also, of course, the obvious.) Any woman who goes into Curves fitness centers can get a free Liv-Aid: a heart shaped medical device used to help with self breast exams.


Olivia was telling me about her recent hike along the Great Wall of China – a 142 mile journey – done to raise awareness and money for the cause. She’s quite a woman! Calls herself a breast cancer “thriver” not survivor – and she’s been cancer free for years.

Anyway, you’ll be proud to know I stayed on topic and didn’t break down and beg her to break out in “Hopelessly Devoted to You”. 🙂

Here’s the final segment, based on the interview.



PS She looked great, by the way! And was very warm and easy to talk to, even though she was exhausted from back-to-back interviews. Very passionate about her cause, too!


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