JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- So what was it? A whole can of hair spray a week?
Whatever, we worked hard on our poofy hair in the early 1990s --- and we worked hard to get the message out that catching breast cancer early is critical.
FCN Anchor Jeannie Blaylock aired a story in the 1990s about a Jacksonville woman who found a lump. It was cancer.
The same night that story aired, a young mom in Arlington, Christie Lesser, watched the Buddy Check story and decided to do a self exam for the first time.
But, she thought, she wasn't older like the lady in the story; surely, she was too young for breast cancer.
However, at age 33, Lesser had breast cancer. Her lump, she remembers clearly, felt like a piece of bread wadded up tightly.
Back then, her son and daughter were 2 and 6, and Lesser was scared her children would grow up and never know her.
But, she said, she has survived and her story is a message to all moms: Check!
If you find a lump, especially a hard one, call your doctor. Remember, breast cancer typically does not hurt. We'll send you a Buddy Check 12 kit for free. Just call 904-202-CARE to our partner, Baptist Health.
First Coast News