By Kelsey Glein
Oct 06, 2014 @ 12:14 pm
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Lea Michele is using her star power for a good cause! The actress has teamed up with Evian and the National Breast Cancer Foundation to launch the #FasterThan campaign, whose goal is to educate people on how quick it is to perform regular breast self-examinations.

#FasterThan encourages women and men (yes, breast cancer can affect men, too) to perform and share news of themselves completing the life-saving routine—which is key to early detection when combined with regular medical consultation—via their social media channels using the hashtag.

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"The fight against breast cancer is a cause that I deeply care about and a cause that I have long supported," Michele said in a statement. "When I heard that Evian was partnering with the NBCF to launch this campaign, it was an initiative that I wanted to be part of as regular self-examinations are the key in making a positive change in a woman's survival rate."

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Watch Michele's campaign video below, and for more information on early detection including tips from the National Breast Cancer Foundation on how to perform a breast self-exam, visit