Early detection of breast cancer saves lives. That’s a fact, not a political statement. It is with great pleasure that I share Check Your Boobies — a wonderful non-profit dedicated to prevention and early detection of breast cancer.
Check Your Boobies was created by Heike Malakoff, a Seattle-area mom of three who found a lump in her breast when she was breastfeeding her daughter. The diagnosis of breast cancer came as a surprise — she was 34, healthy and active with no family history. As a result of her experience, Heike created Check Your Boobies to empower women to know their boobies, know their options, and take charge of their own health. Happily, Heike has been cancer-free for six years.
One of the most genius things about Check Your Boobies is their monthly email reminder to…yep, you guessed it, check your boobies. It’s something we all know we need to do, but — at least in my case — often forget to, especially at the most optimum time of the month (you’ll find out when this is when you register). The monthly email is a great kick in the pants to do a self-exam and get to know your breasts. And it’s so easy to sign-up for! Just click here to register.
Pssst….pass on this post or a link to the Check Your Boobies website to some women you love so they can sign up for the monthly reminder, too. It might not be chocolate, but it’s a great Valentine’s present.