Tricia Sloma, Maureen McFadden, Erin Logan and the entire team at WNDU-TV is proud to team up with The Women’s Task Force of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center to support 16 Buddy Check.
Every member of Women’s Task Force is a cancer survivor. As survivors, they know that early detection is the key to the best outcomes. The 16 Buddy Check is a support program to help you fight the second most common cancer among women in the United States—breast cancer.
The first step toward the early detection of breast cancer is performing a self-breast examination once a month. Routine breast self-examinations save lives every year by detecting breast cancer in its early stage. Numerous studies have concluded that women diagnosed with breast cancer while in its early stage have a five-year survival rate of 97 percent.
Unfortunately, many women have never performed a breast self-examination. WNDU-TV, The Women’s Task Force, and 16 Buddy Check wants to change this. On the 16th of every month, 16 Buddy Check will remind you to do your monthly breast self-examination. And we want you to remind a Buddy to do the same! Together, you and your 16 Buddy will help each other.
The Women’s Task Force and WNDU-TV want to help women in Michiana take a proactive step toward the early detection of breast cancer. Be sure to check-in for monthly updates including, news and resources about the fight against breast cancer. It may just save your life.
Links to websites which have helpful breast cancer information: