When someone says “Depend Undergarments” what do you picture? If you’re like I was just a few weeks ago, you picture a supersized diaper and perhaps conjure an image of people in nursing homes. My dad had a severe stroke over 8 years ago, leaving him half paralyzed and incontinent, so I’ve seen the adult diapers that we all picture when we hear “Depend.”
Despite my own post-childbirth struggles with doing jumping jacks without worrying about my kegel-worked muscles failing, I didn’t realize that bladder leakage is a problem for anyone but the elderly. As it turns out, LOTS of people face this problem. How many? Roughly 65 million!
Bladder leakage affects people of all ages. In fact, more people in their 20’s suffer from it than people in their 80’s! That’s right. More people age 50 or younger experience bladder leakage than those 60 and older. You don’t know about it though because there’s an obvious stigma associated with it. That’s why I’m promoting the Drop Your Pants For Underwareness movement.
Drop Your Pants for Underwareness is a social movement AND charitable cause. Depend will be donate $1, up to $3 million, over the next three years to charities that advance the research, education and awareness of bladder leakage for:
- Every pant drop, photo and video shared Using #Underwareness and #DropYourPants; and
- Every personal video made about what Underwareness means to you that is uploaded to YouTube and tagged #Underwareness and #DropYourPants
Hopefully you’ll be seeing a lot of people talking about the campaign and underwareness. By bringing the conversation to the forefront, we can reduce the stigma associated with bladder leakage. If everyone is talking about it in an informed and supportive way, it should be easier for those who suffer from it to seek solutions.
The great news is, there are solutions. Forget the image of an oversized diaper. Depend® Silhouette® Briefs for Women look, feel and fit just like underwear (NOT a diaper) and are completely indistinguishable under your clothes. Don’t believe me? Take a look.
Claim your free samples today by visiting Depend and clicking on the “Get a Sample” button located at the top right-hand side of the screen. Then, select which sample you would like to receive and wait for them to arrive. You can use your free sample to create your own “DropYourPants” picture for Instagram to earn another $1 towards research, education and awareness. Visit www.Underwareness.com to join the movement and request free samples of Depend.
Thank you to Depend for sponsoring today’s post about the #dropyourpants for #underwareness movement.