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Exclusive Your Life. Your Time. Your Vote. PSA

Posted by Nbyrne 8:01pm GMT













Joined by Loretta Devine, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Eva Longoria, Susan Lucci and Cybill Shepherd; as well as Meghan McCain and Condoleezza Rice, Lifetime encourages all women to get involved in this election- whether by running for office, speaking their minds or casting a ballot.

Watch the Your Vote PSA.

Don't Miss the Chance to Win an Election Night Party Kit

Posted by Nbyrne 3:00pm GMT









As a way to excite women and their families and friends to follow the results on election night, Lifetime is giving away free Election Night Party Kits.

Enter the sweepstakes here for your chance to win one of 1,000 party kits with fun items to use at your own election night party.

These fun election night viewing boxes will include Your Life. Your Time. Your Vote. blue and red nail polish, a cocktail shaker for the hostess, party coasters, popcorn, four glasses and red cocktail mix to create a celebratory drink, artichoke spinach dip mix, an interactive discussion guide and resources on how to make a difference in your local community.

To enter the sweepstakes, visit mylifetime.com/yourvote2012.

Download the free discussion guide.

Lifetime at the Conventions

Posted by Nbyrne 2:55pm GMT















Lifetime rolled out the red (and blue) carpet for late-night celebrations at both of the political conventions. These events brought together Hollywood and Washington to celebrate women who currently hold office and those who aspire to join their ranks, as part of the Your Life. Your Time. Your Vote campaign.

The Republican National Convention party in Tampa was hosted by Meghan McCain and included a live music performance by country sensation Sara Evans. Eva Longoria joined Lifetime in Charlotte at the Democratic National Convention party, which culminated with a performance by Grammy-nominated Flo Rida.

Both events were co-hosted by Variety and presented in partnership with Got Your 6, a campaign supporting U.S. military veterans.

Army Wives Films 100th Episode and is Honored at the GI Film Fest

Posted by Nbyrne 5:19pm GMT








Lifetime's hit series Army Wives received the "GI Family Award" at the 2012 GI Film Festival in Washington, D.C., coinciding with the momentous filming of the 100th episode of the show.

Actors Sally Pressman and Brian McNamara attended and accepted the award on behalf of the entire cast and crew.

Visit the GI Film Festival for more information.

Urge Congress to Support Pancreatic Cancer Research

Posted by Nbyrne 6:22pm GMT








On June 26, join thousands of Pancreatic Cancer Action Network supporters to urge Congress to pass the Pancreatic Cancer Research & Education Act.

The fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States, there is currently no cure.

Passing The Pancreatic Cancer Research & Education Act will ensure the National Cancer Institute develops a long-term comprehensive strategic plan for developing early diagnostics and treatment options that will increase the survival rate for patients.

On June 26 contact your member of Congress to urge them to support the bill.

Learn more about the National Call-In Day.

"Be Prepared, Not Scared" on National Missing Children's Day

Posted by Nbyrne 5:54pm GMT







May 25th marks National Missing Children’s Day, placing special attention on more than 800,000 children who go missing each year. According to FBI research, a child goes missing every 40 seconds.

"Be prepared, not scared" is the motto for the National Child Identification Program, encouraging parents to purchase special, inkless Child ID kits which provide a clean, convenient way to record fingerprints on a card they can be kept at home for easy access in case of an emergency.

In partnership with the FBI, over 30 million ID Kits have been distributed through The National Child Identification Program, created by the American Football Coaches Association as a community service initiative designed to help protect youth and change the statistics related to missing children.

This month in honor of National Missing Children’s Day, 10,000 free kits will be donated to the Black and Missing Foundation, along with a percentage of the proceeds.

Get your Child ID kit here

"Got Your 6" Launches for Veterans

Posted by Nbyrne 7:38pm GMT














Lifetime is a proud partner of the "Got Your 6" campaign, an initiative that focuses on creating opportunities for veterans and military families.

Working to convert their leadership operational training into positive civilian roles in communities nationwide, the campaign will combine the reach and resources of the top entertainment studios, networks, guilds and agencies with the expertise and commitment of more than two dozen non-profit organizations.

Chris Marvin, a former Army Blackhawk helicopter pilot and the Managing Director of "Got Your 6" said, “Over the next five years, more than one million service members will return to civilian life. As we welcome this generation of veterans home, it is crucial that we view them and their families not as burdens, but as leaders and civic assets.”

For more information, visit "Got Your 6".

Exclusive interview with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

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Don’t miss Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Lifetime’s new series The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet this Thursday May 10 11/10c.


Raising Cancer Awareness This Mother's Day

Posted by Nbyrne 4:57pm GMT

Stop Breast Cancer for Life partner Noreen Fraser Foundation launches Mother's Day Celebrity E-card Campaign to raise awareness about the importance of breast cancer early detection.

Send comedic messages to your mother, grandmother, or loved one from Jack Black, Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, Sarah Silverman, and many more.

For more information watch Noreen Fraser’s exclusive PSA.


Suicide Prevention and Crisis Line

Posted by Nbyrne 6:45pm GMT

This week’s episode of Army Wives addressed the unfortunate issue of suicide.

For more resources and information on prevention, please visit The Veterans Crisis Line.

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Many Veterans may not show any signs of intent to harm themselves before doing so, but some actions can be a sign that a Veteran needs help. Learn how to recognize the signs.