JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Buddy Check 12 is celebrating 20 years of saving lives through early breast cancer detection via monthly breast self-examinations. Don't forget to sign up for your Buddy Check text alert.
Events are planned in September and October to help get the word out on beating breast cancer. Here's a look at some of them:
September 29 - Sisters Network Symposium, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Omni Hotel, 245 Water Street, Jacksonville, 32202. Click for more information about Sisters Network, Inc.
October 6 - Pink Ribbon Symposium, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Hyatt Jacksonville, 225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, 32202. Click here for event details.
October 6 - Buddy Check Celebration with FCN, 1 p.m.-2 p.m., on the Northbank Riverwalk immediately following the Pink Ribbon Symposium. Come join everyone as they do the Ta Ta Cha Cha and take a memorial Buddy Check 20th photo.
October 12 - Buddy Check 12 day: Remember to ask a buddy if they've done their monthly breast self examination. Watch First Coast News at 6 p.m. on WJXX-ABC 25 or WTLV-NBC 12 for story coverage. Sign up for your Buddy Check text alert.
October 13 - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, 9 a.m., Treaty Oak Park, 1123 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, 32202. Click here for event details.
October 13 - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, 9am, Best Bet Orange Park (formerly Orange Park Kennel Club), 455 Park Ave., Orange Park, 32073. Click here for event details.
October 20 - Komen Race for the Cure, Metropolitan Park, 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd., Jacksonville, 32202. Click here for event details.
October 28 - Komen Walk for Awareness, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Susan G. Komen Office, 2950 Halcyon Lane, Jacksonville (walk in the Mandarin area). Click here for event details.
Everyone knows if you detect breast cancer early, your odds of beating it are better than 90 percent, so it makes sense to do self exams.
20 years ago, First Coast News' Jeannie Blaylock partnered with Baptist Health to create Buddy Check 12 to promote monthly breast self-examinations and to educate women on the importance of early detection. Watch Jeannie's Buddy Check 12 reports on the 12th of the month on First Coast News and remind a buddy to self-check for breast cancer.
Call for a Buddy Check 12 Kit
Call our partner Baptist Health at (904) 202-CARE and we'll mail you the Buddy Check 12 kits with stickers for free.
Sign up for Buddy Check 12 monthly e-mail reminders
Sign up for Buddy Check 12 Text Alert Reminders
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