While October is officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there are some great initiatives that last the whole year long. One of those fantastic initiatives is the 11Alive Buddy Check, which has been helping women fight breast cancer for more than twenty years.
The Buddy Check was created as a way to remind women of Atlanta to perform their monthly breast self-exams, and to keep them up to date on the latest information about breast cancer research.
The way the 11Alive Buddy Check works is that you choose your buddy, and then call them each month on the 11th to remind them to perform their breast self-exam. You can also sign up to receive text and email alerts from 11Alive on their website.