Save the life of someone you love
1 in 8 women develops breast cancer in her lifetime. In the fight against breast cancer, knowledge saves lives. We encourage you to learn the 3 keys to breast health and early detection of breast cancer:
- Monthly breast self-examinations
- Annual visits to a physician for a clinical breast examination
- Annual mammograms beginning typically at age 40
Breast self-examinations are critical to early detection—that's why Freeman and KSN-TV 16 have joined forces to educate women in the community about breast health and remind them to do monthly breast self-examinations. The result, a breast health awareness program called Freeman Buddy Check 16, encourages women to team up with a buddy and remind each other to perform a breast self-examination on the 16th of every month.
Also on the 16th of each month during the 10 pm KSN-TV 16 newscast, Freeman shares personal stories from area women touched by breast cancer and provides education about breast cancer to encourage women of the Four States to take proactive measures toward good breast health.
To become a Freeman Buddy Check 16 member, complete our online request form. In two to three weeks, you’ll receive a membership packet, which includes information on the program, helpful tips and tools for breast self-exam, and a special gift.
Save the life of some one you love by reminding her each month to do a breast self-exam.
- Find a buddy
- Mark your calendar
- Call your buddy
- Save lives
If you find a lump, call your physician. If you need a physician, please call the Freeman Physician Finder at 417.347.3767.