Saturday, September 13, 2014

#sponsored #dropyourpants for #underawareness Depend is Helping a Great Cause!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, paid by Depend, to help spread the word on their awesome #dropyourpants for #underawareness movement.



First off let me say that Depend is making it very, very easy for anyone with a social media account to help contribute to their drop your pants for underawareness movement. With a photo and/or video shared with the proper hashtags, they have generously offered to donate $1 to $3 million over the next (3) years. The donations will go to charities working to advance the research, education and awareness of bladder leakage.

There are two ways to help donate:
  • A donation will be made for every pant drop photo and video shared using the following hastags: #Underawareness #DropYourPants .
  • A donation will be made for every personal video made about what underawareness means to you, that is uploaded to YouTube and tagged #Underawareness and #DropYourPants

Most everyone knows someone who suffers from the challenge of bladder leakage. Because it is such a sensitive topic however, there is often a stigma attached to it that is hard to break through. By bringing awareness to how common bladder leakage really is, maybe people who suffer from it will be more likely to reach out for help.

In our family there is an aunt who cracks jokes about herself, in regards to having a bladder that leaks when she coughs, laughs, or does jumping jacks (that's what she said), but when I talked to her recently about it, she said it was in fact a very serious thing.

Me: You joke about the bladder leakage challenge you face, but in reality it's not really very funny, I'm sure. How long have you been dealing with it?

Aunt: I have been dealing with it since I had my last child, many years ago. And nope, it's not funny at all, but you gotta laugh. What else can you do?

Me: How are you dealing with the problem of bladder leakage on your own?

Aunt: I take a change of clothes with me everywhere I go, and I hope and pray a lot that I get through events without an incident.

Me: Have you talked about bladder leakage to anyone else?

Aunt: My friends and I laugh about it (not too hard, mind you), but those are only sympathy laughs. We all know how just not-funny leaks are, and we all know it's an embarrassing thing to have going on in your life.

Me: Do you have any advice or tips for bladder leakage to give to others who might be going through the same challenge?

Aunt: Yes! Don't stop laughing. You're going to tinkle no matter what, don't let it make you give up your laughter! (Yep, she said 'tinkle'). :)

I thanked auntie for the information, told her she could click on the free samples link in my blog post to try a Depend product for bladder leakage protection, and we moved on to different conversation.

It may not seem like a big deal to many people, but there are other issues associated with bladder leakage that can ill affect those who suffer from it. Feeling ashamed, embarrassed, or not wanting to laugh, exercise, or go out in public are all things that could possibly occur with bladder leakage. Depend understands that, and they work hard to create a product that is highly effective for incontinence protection.

Misconceptions

There is a common misconception that this is something that only happens with the very elderly, and that is completely untrue. Anyone at any age, can experience it, and if they do, it just makes good sense to purchase Depend products for bladder leakage protection.

Another misconception is that adult diapers are big, bulky, and detectable under clothing. Depend is a reputable company that has been dealing with protection for a very long time. They understand the importance of offering a product that is not only highly effective, but also very discreet.

A third misconception, is that Depend garments are for 'others, who have a more serious condition than I do.' Nothing could be further from the truth. They are for anyone who suffers from bladder leakage, at any age, and at any time. Depend is offering free samples to anyone who would like to give them a try.

Depend Products

Depend can help you find what to wear for bladder leakage. Depend products provide discreet protection that helps men or women regain their freedom and get their lives back.

Look for Depend Real Fit for Men and Silhouette for Women briefs. These fit and feel like real underwear and feature a cloth-like fabric for a sleek, ultra-smooth fit.

Also available for sale are Depend Underwear with Fit-Flex protection. These feature more Lycra stands for a smooth and comfortable close-to-the-body fit.


Claim your free sample today by visiting this page. Click on the 'Get a Sample' button located at the top right-hand side of the screen. Select which sample you would like to receive, then all you have to do is sit back and wait for  it to arrive. 

109 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

Bladder urgency is one of the lovely perks of having Parkinson's as well; this is definitely a campaign I would support!

Lori @ More With Less Today said...

great job Rosie, no more stigma about this! thanks for the free sample.

Masshole Mommy said...

So many people that I know suffer from this. I thin k it's great the Depend is trying to eliminate some of the stigma behind talking about it.

DeDa Studios said...

I really like supporting companies that pay forward. Depends are a quality product for anyone with incontinence issues.

Elephant's Child said...

MS generously gives me bladder issues as well. Great post - and product Rosey. Thank you.

Rochkirstin Santos said...

My mom has a problem with bladder leaks. She keeps telling us that it's hard to control peeing and so she always has an extra shorts or underwear with her so wherever we go, she can easily change up when she pees on her underwear/pants.

Pat Hatt said...

Has to be hard to have indeed, but yeah have to keep laughing, all one can do with crummy ailments

Anonymous said...

Good campaign to support, great job. It's good to know and spread the word out that there are ways to continue a relativity normal life when things become complicated.

Janell said...

I have had 3 kids - so I am sure I will need these some day. Thanks for sharing this great product.

Catherine Sargent said...

I know a few people that suffer from this, it is great that they have a product that can help. The money raised will go to a great cause.

Lori T. said...

Great post, great product! I'm so thankful that you shared this. Depends were my friend during the end of my pregnancy and I know friends who need them now. The dialogue needed to be open and I'm glad it has been!

Sara Nguyen said...

I love campaigns like this that increase awareness and get people involved. Hope that it goes well for the organisers

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Here the depend ad says 1 in 3 women over the age of 25 who have had children suffer bladder leakage, it was the first time since having my kids I was grateful for those c sections.

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

*35 not 25

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

I had to use these products right after having my son. I still have to cross my legs before I sneeze!

Lindsey Paris said...

I love campaigns that pay it forward. The older we get, the more we're going to need this!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Not something that is fun to live with

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

What a great sounding campaign - something that isn't spoken about enough and is quite embarrassing really. x

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I used to have this problem... but have exercised enough that it has gone away.

Chrystal Mahan said...

I have been seeing more magazine ads with the new Depends. They look great. We all tinkle from time to time. No reason for anyone to be ashamed.

Franc said...

Bladder leaks can be a problem but it's manageable. This really helps people understand the nature of the leakages.

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

I love your aunt's spirit!
going right now to help the cause, thanks for sharing

Nancy Partin said...

Love that your aunt can laugh at this. Depend is taking such a difficult subject and bringing he awareness around.

Just Short said...

Love companies that pay it forward. Thanks for letting me know about this campaign.

becca said...

My swears by depends won't buy anything else when she travels or is away from home.

Aimee Fauci said...

When I was preggers with my girls I had bladder leakage BAD! My rule was don't sneeze, don't laugh and don't cough!

Lois Alter Mark said...

I'm glad they're making this humorous! As we all get older, this definitely becomes more of a problem!

Pam said...

This is a great awareness campaign! I'm so glad that Depends is doing this.

Pam said...

So true! It seems really difficult but I'm glad there are so many things you can do about it now.

Anonymous said...

There are so many that have this issue and it is never discussed. I am so glad that it is being brought out more so that people will be comfortable with it.

Ben Butler said...

This is a great program. I have several female friends who have bladder leakeage issues for various reasons, and it really bothers some of them. I love it.

Chrissy Mazzocchi said...

This is pretty cool! Having kids can also make this problem occur.

Joyce Lansky said...

Hmm. Maybe I should get a free sample because I may need these in a few years. When I participated in coach's training at jump rope camp, we all joked about the dangers of jumping up and down.

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Pam said...

This is a product that is really used and needed by so many. Serves a great purpose and people should not be embarrassed to use these.

Stefany T said...

You are very right that this affects younger people. I have noticed it is younger and younger with moms especially!

jaime said...

I'm glad that people are talking so much about this. It's definitely making the topic a lot less taboo. (And oh how I know the feeling - especially during and right after pregnancy!)

Jinxy and Me said...

This is a great campaign. It's such a common issue and it's great that people are able to be more open about it.

CONNIE CHUHA said...

I'm glad there's a company trying to make it easier for people who are suffering. This was an informative post.

Donna said...

What a great awareness campaign! Although I don't need Depends now, you never know when you might and it's nice to know there's something like Depends out there!

My Captivating Life said...

I am so glad that they are bringing awareness to this issue. There is really no reason to be ashamed. It is a lot more common than people think.

Liz Mays said...

I love how she said she wouldn't give up laughing. That's the spirit! Besides, there really are great products like Depend to help.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I can see where she is coming from when she says "You just gotta laugh". With my condition, you really just gotta learn to laugh at the bad parts. Otherwise, you'll end up in a deep depression. And nobody wants that. I love how Depends is supporting the cause!

Mary O'Malley said...

This article made me giggle a little. I do think that Depends have a lot of great products for people though, all kidding aside.

Sandy Olsen said...

This is a great campaign that Depends is running. A very noble cause.

Christie C said...

What a fun conversation with your aunt! I just love the message this campaign sends

Christy Maurer said...

Love your aunt! That is great that she could talk to you about it and it's great that there are products to help with bladder leakage.

Ashley Gill said...

Bladder leakage seems to be everywhere these days. I don't know if its because I'm getting up there in age, but awareness is the only way to feel better about it, I guess.

Katrina said...

Such a great campaign, I used to laugh about this problem with m grandmother all the time... but after having twins um lol its no laughing matter :)

Krystal Butherus said...

It's an awesome campaign. What a great way to raise awareness!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Your aunt sounds marvelous!

Jeanine said...

I'm so glad to see posts like this! I know so many people who benefit from depends after babies, surgeries etc and sometimes just because they need them! So great this campaign!

Vinma said...

What a great cause! I love it! I do deal with incontinence and it is really a struggle sometimes to control the bladder when I am out and about..

Brandy said...

Depends really does a lot to help with others. What a great cause to be a part of and to share. Thanks for sharing it Rosie!

Kristen Campbell said...

Fantastic campaign, for sure! These can really be a lifesaver!

LoriBosworth said...

This is a very successful campaign on Depends' part! It will help to remove the stigma.

Kristin said...

Great to know you found something that works for you. Great giveaway!

MikiHope said...

You don't have to have had children to have bladder leakage--it comes with age as well! Yes--there are a lot of us out there with this little problem!

Kathy said...

All joking aside, this is a great product for those that need them. I hope I don't, but its good to know they are there if I do.

John Lopez said...

I'm dreading the day I have to buy depends, no disrespect, great products.

StacieinAtlanta said...

This has got to be a tough thing to deal with as you get older. I do appreciate that there are products like this.

Growing Up Madison said...

My dad lived in Depends when he was bedridden and was unable to get up to go to the bathroom so I know that they worked because they kept his bed dry. I don't have a problem with bladder leakage (yet) but I know that I can depend on Depends when the time comes.

Amanda McMahon said...

This is a great way to let people know how common the issue of incontinence is.

Grace Abonillo said...

One great campaign... Great product also.

As we age, I know there'll be great changes on our body/system.. It's better that we also create awareness regarding issues of senior age like having leaks or can no longer control the bladder leakage...

Kath Rivera said...

I'm glad to know that these products exist! Here in our country I think there's a low chance I'll stumbleupon this kind of product.

Savory Experiments said...

I love how this campaign is taking the embarrassment out of bladder leakage and urgency to go. So many women don't talk about it, but so many women suffer from it!

~ Noelle said...

My grandaddy has Alzheimers... Depends is a big help for our family with him these days...

Ben Butler said...

I think it's a really great campaign. Bladder leakeage seems to be a complication of many different diseases and afflictions. People are dealing with enough in those situations. Why throw bladder problems on top of it?

Ben Butler said...

They really are great. My great grandmother had to wear them back in the day. These are even better, because they're so thin.

Franc said...

This really helps in promoting awareness. More people should be aware of bladder leaks.

Fokeet said...

This looks like they've made big improvements like less bulk and more comfort.

Miriam Schulman said...

otherwiase known as what to do about "pee pee sneezes"

Kung Phoo said...

I think this is a such a genius campaign!

Melissa said...

Such a great campaign! And getting the word out there that Depends are for everybody & anybody.

Mamalicious RAOM said...

Ever Since my last pregnancy I too have suffered with leakage when I laugh, cough or sneeze. I wear "protection" always. The alternative is too embarrassing.

Cindy Gordon said...

Thanks for breaking the misconception about this product! What a great cause!

Heather Jones said...

I know some women who have bladder problems after having babies, so really its nothing to be embarrassed about. Its good that Depend is bettering their product and making it more mainstream.

Rebecca Swenor said...

Bladder leakage is a much more common thing than people are willing to admit. I love the Depends Awareness commercial they have now. Depends are great for the ones that have to use them. Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

It is nice that they are trying to get rid of the stigma on this subject. Great campaign.

Paulina @ Color Me Brave said...

This is a great brand and I love their new campaign.

Joseph Ptrags said...

Depends are well known, and help those to feel more comfortable with themselves. I am glad to see they are giving back.

Michele D said...

Depends are known for comfort and giving women some security. You never know when you need some extra help. I've seen this campaign all around the internet. It's pretty awesome!

Anonymous said...

Great advice from your Aunt. It's nice that she feels comfortable to talk about it!

Shelley Zurek -- Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

Just a fabulous campaign to get people talking about a real problem. I have been loving seeing the real discussion everywhere.

Marie Moody said...

Drop my what???? LOL It's nice that people don't shy away from this problem anymore because it happens, and it happens to the best of us no matter what age you are. I remember I was in my teens, and my father made us laugh & it was really funny. I laughed so hard and just couldn't stop laughing, and I lost it. I'm saying the "mother load". I was so embarrassed I wouldn't come out of the bathroom, and my laughter tears turned into tears of sadness. I was taken to the doctor & found out I did have a problem. So you see it doesn't matter what age you are.

Rochkirstin Santos said...

It's really not funny to have problems with bladder leakage. That's sad for adults to be wearing diapers because they have to constantly pee.

EmmaT said...

Damn having children. Happens to so many people and really isn't a laughing matter as it can impact so much on people's lives.

Bonnie Gowen said...

Wow, that is great for them to donate like that. Thanks for sharing a link for a free sample.

Marina@EBMR said...

I appreciate your aunt's openness and sincerity on addressing the issue. Bladder leakage is so common yet not really discussed openly.

Yan Birog said...

i wasn't aware that bladder leakage could happen to anyone regardless of age. that's one misconception ticked off for me. thanks for sharing and i hope the campaign becomes successful! :)

Danielle said...

What a thing they are doing donating money. So many people deal with these issues and it can really cause people to pull away from social groups because of embarrassment. We were just talking in my nursing research class sharing our stories of having to cross our legs if we sneeze or laugh (the joys of motherhood).

MaryJane Tauyan said...

great support and idea to help women who have this problem. i guess the only thing is to really laugh and crack a joke about it. it is much more easier to accept than taking it too seriously. But i am glad to know they have this agenda.

Deann said...

Such a great campaign! I will surely share this, so other people will be aware of this agenda. I like your conversation with your aunt!

Jen B said...

I'm so glad that Depends is doing this to help people to not feel ashamed about this issue!

Heather Lawrence said...

For piece of mind...who cares what's underneath.
Awareness is so important!

Lois Alter Mark said...

This is definitely an issue that needs to get out there more. I love that your aunt says never to give up laughing, no matter what, and I love that this campaign is helping that!

Mama to 5 said...

I have heard things about this product. My aunt used them on my uncle daily before he passed away.

Anonymous said...

Depend is a quality brand that has been around for some time now. Thanks for sharing this heartfelt post.

BrettBMartin said...

i have to laugh at a lot of things. we find ways to laugh about my dad's alzheimers. you have to!

Gloriously Made said...

This is a huge problem with several people in my family so I know it is real. I would love to support this campaign. Thanks for writing a post about this to bring awareness.

Shauna Torres said...

I have heard great things about this movement. Seems to really help a lot of people. Thanks for sharing

Maria Long said...

I have a feeling I will be need depends earlier than later with all the issues I am already having LOL

Ben Butler said...

I totally agree. My great grandmother had to wear undergarments lik these for bladder issues as she got older. Of course back then they looked more like diapers, so it made her really self-conscious.

Kristi Maloney said...

That is amazing that Depends is contributing all that money to this worthy cause. Hope this helps to shed some light on the issue of bladder leakage in women.

Tara said...

I love how companies are using social media to support causes now!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

That is such a tough condition and it is great that there are products that help!

Danielle Leigh said...

I love companies that take action to take shame out of the equation. Great campaign!

Kath Rivera said...

Wow! companies in the US are doing a lot of effort in making great campaigns and I hope companies here in our country will have this kind soon.

Melissa Vera said...

What a great campaign to raise awareness and stop from being embarrassed by this happening.

Ann B said...

A great campaign and it brings awareness to an important issue. Thanks for sharing.