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Forever 21 Targets Teen Moms

By Heather on July 13th, 2010

Love 21 MaternityIf you’re a pregnant teenager, no doubt the first thought that crosses your mind is, “Darn, if only I could get my hands on some trendy and affordable maternity clothes!”  (I mean, what else could you possibly have to worry about?)

Well if you’re a teenager, and you’re pregnant, and you’re stressing over your wardrobe, Forever 21 has the answer to your prayers.  Coco Perez reports that Forever 21 has launched a “Love 21 Maternity” fashion line, setting up shop in “California, Texas, Alaska, Arizona and Utah – the states with the highest teen pregnancy rates.”

If you’re pregnant, but don’t live in any of the states mentioned above (or you were grounded until you turn 30 after your parents found out that you’re pregnant so you can’t actually leave the house) you can also order Love 21 Maternity clothes online.

Actually, the line has some cute pregnancy basics – I’m just not feeling their marketing strategy.  (You don’t need to rush girls!  There’s plenty of time to have a baby!)

One thing I am thankful for – Bristol Palin has not yet been asked to model for their campaign.

ROSEY GRIER LOOKS TO BLITZ PROSTATE CANCER.(U) here california tax forms

Daily News (Los Angeles, CA) March 28, 2005 Byline: – Nicole Sunkes As one of the Los Angeles Rams’ “Fearsome Foursome,” former defensive lineman Rosey Grier was a force to be reckoned with on the football field. Today, Grier is fighting on different turf – he’s working with the Prostate Cancer Foundation to raise awareness about the disease.

“It’s a way to see a lot of people working together (fighting against cancer),” said Grier, who has never had the disease. “People always feel secure that there’s someone on the battle line fighting for them. It has been a real, real dream for me to do something about the people who suffer from prostate cancer.” Two of the four men in the Rams’ “Fearsome Foursome” survived prostate cancer, and Grier wants to let people know about the foundation’s research efforts. This year, taxpayers in California and New York can contribute to the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s work.

Line 64 of California tax forms allows for a donation to the foundation’s Prostate Cancer Research Fund.

Vice chairman and CEO Leslie Michelson said all the money raised from line 64 donations will go to research facilities in California.

“It’s a very efficient way for people to support causes that are important to them,” Michelson said.

Grier, 72, has served on the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s board of directors since 1993. A good friend, Michael Milken, founded the organization that year after surviving prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer is the most common nonskin cancer in the country, and one in six males will get the disease. African-American men are 65 percent more likely to be diagnosed with it and twice as likely to die. here california tax forms

“I will do whatever I can (to educate people about prostate cancer),” said Grier, who played professional football from 1955 to 1966. “Everywhere I go, I ask men if they are getting examinations. A lot of men don’t like to talk about it.

“When you want to fight something, you know you need a team,” Grier said.

For more information about the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s visit www.prostatecancerfoundation.org or call (800) 757-2873.

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