Lifetime Original Movie, ‘Five’ [Breast Cancer Awareness]

by on October 10, 2011

in Entertainment

Breast Cancer Awareness Month pink ribbon symbolFive is a Lifetime channel original movie that links a series of five short films together, demonstrating with drama and humor, the impact that breast cancer can have on people, their families and their friends.

This movie airs in October because it is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

What’s unique about this movie is that with the five segments, come five difference directors… one for each segment.

The directors are Jennifer Aniston, Patty Jenkins, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore & Penelope Spheeris.

The cast includes

  • Ginnifer Goodwin (He’s Just Not That Into You; TV: Big Love, Once Upon A Time),
  • Lyndsy Fonseca (The Ward, TV: Nikita, How I Met Your Mother),
  • Rosario Dawson (Zookeeper, Unstoppable),
  • Patricia Clarkson (Easy A, TV: Six Feet Under),
  • Jennifer Morrison (House, Once Upon A Time),
  • Josh Dallas (Thor, TV: Once Upon A Time),
  • Josh Holloway (Stay Cool; TV: Lost),
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Paul, TV: Arrested Development),
  • Jenifer Lewis (Hereafter),
  • Xander Berkeley (rumored)(Faster, Kick-Ass, ),
  • Kathy Najimy (voice work in Wall-E, TV: King of the Hill) and many more.

Five is airing on Lifetime, Monday, October 10th at 9 p.m. ET. If you can’t catch it on Monday, it also airs Tue Oct 11 at 1 AM and Sat Oct 15 at 8 PM.

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October is breast cancer awareness month. If you’re so inclined, there are several organizations you can donate to, to help fight this disease. One of them is at

Ford’s Warriors in Pink Facebook Page

Folks, DON’T EVER THINK it can’t happen to you. Breast Cancer affects 1 in 8 Women; Don’t Ignore the Possibilities and at least try to be prepared and become aware of some facts. If anything, to be prepared, just in case, because you never know.

Getting the news devastates your world. Hearing the words rips your reality apart, it tears away everything you know and trust and now your life is an uncertainty. It’s out of your control. And when the doctors rush you through the process, it’s all a blur of information you are forced to sit down with for the first time, and it’s overwhelming.

Be diligent in your self-exams… 1 in 8 women encounter this monster. Almost everyone I know either has, or has someone close to them who has been afflicted by this monster. Be diligent.

The next time you head through that check stand and when you swipe your ATM card and it asks if you want to donate to Breast Cancer research, hey, even a dollar will help. If everyone only gave a dollar, that would add up.

There are so many resources out there for a reason. Whether you visit any of my links below, or head off to the Susan G. Komen website, or just visit the CDC website, the AVON website, or where ever, knowledge helps.

It’s scary, I know. But the silent thought that it will never happen to you, isn’t always the best mentality, because if you ask around, you will be surprised how many people you know may have had to tackle the monster. Even if knowing helps someone you know, then it’s helped in some little bit.

I wish I could say which one charitable contribution site is the best, but I can’t. There are days I wish there was just one place one could go for any charity and be done with it. But I guess one just has faith, picks one, and goes from there.

Other sites and resources:

Amazon’s Breast Cancer Awareness Products

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month website

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Bruce Simmons August 17, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Susan… I’m trying to find where it might be for sale, but not having any luck… will keep looking!

Susan Thompson August 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm

I have watched the movie Five at least three times and I am a survivor of Breast Cancer. I am trying to find the DVD for the movie so I can watch it often. I think this is a good awareness movie and a good cause.

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