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P&G Give Hope Giveaway

on 10.7.2010 at 10:33am

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Sometimes using a coupon in a lot more than a chance to save money.  Right now Procter & Gamble is running a Give Hope program to help raise awareness about the importance of Early Detection to prevent breast cancer. Did you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer?  The #1 way to win in a battle against breast cancer is early detection.

Head over here, and you can set up your own early detection plan including a flexible reminder system using email notifications, calendars, text messages, etc. (whatever you pick).  I know it’s one of those things you never want to talk about, but it’s something that is worth your time.  (And it’s free!)

Part of the Give Hope Program is a way to raise money.  Two weeks ago you got a large insert of $113 in Procter & Gamble coupons, plus this coming weekend you are getting another insert with an addition $50 in coupons.  For every coupon you use, P&G will donate two-cents to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.  They have put no limit on the donation.

A Giveaway

Procter & Gamble is giving away (2) Give Hope Kits with:

(1) Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Aging Micro-Sculpting Cream
(1) Procter & Gambler coupon insert from 9/26

To enter:

I really want you to have put forth an effort to care for yourself.  So leave a comment with one way that you have set up to remind yourself about your early detection plan.

For me I went with Text Messages.

    • Proudpatriot2007

      I’m really good about writing appointments and when I need to schedule them on my calendar. I also got a door hanger for how to do a skin exam that has a punch-off hole you punch off each month to know if you did it that month or not. I have one for breast exams too, you can do them at the same time.

      Amy Lauren

    • Jessica

      I signed up for the text messages and the calendar feature. I will admit that I never remember to do self-examinations. I am happy that there is a reminder service. I can’t wait to start! Thank you for sharing this site and for the giveaway! :)

      ~ Jessica

    • melissaw

      I like text messages to, to help remind me!

    • Stephanie

      Email notifications

      Stephanie L

    • Freeingu

      My recently deceased mom had breast cancer and Im set up to get mamogram next month. Mom is the only reminder I need!

    • Christal

      My mama

    • Jenn B.

      I chose an email reminder as I'm on my email everyday. This is an excellent tool and will come in very handy for me. My aunt was diagnosed sith Stage 4 Breast Cancer 3 years ago and has been fighting ever since. Early detection is vital!!!

    • Topjenn82

      I have e-mail reminders that I have set up. Thank the Lord my mom is still with me and she is a wonderful reminder. Just like my own daughter is a reminder for me so that I can be there for her.

    • ASmith

      calendar rather low tech but works

    • jessc5

      My MIL is going through breast cancer right now, so really this is always on my mind. Also, I have 5 kiddos who count on me, so watching after MY health is extremely important!

    • I do a self-exam on the 1st of each month and have annual physicals each year.

    • Cindy

      Mine is always set for the day after my birthday, easy reminder!

    • Jessica

      My doctor has given me a laminated card ( with instructions for a self-exam) that I hung in the shower so when I see it I remember to do my monthly exam.

    • Connieb03

      I put it as a reminder in my outlook calendar.

    • Kim R.

      Wrote a cute note on the bathroom mirror in bright pink lipstick.

    • I too have a plastic reminder hanging in my shower, it really helps me! An email wouldn't help me at all, because I'm not going to stop what I'm doing, get away from my three kids, and go do an exam the moment I read my email, and I'll forget if I think I'll remember it later!

    • Julierichbourg

      Have a buddy call system. Call your friend one time and have your friend call you next time. If one of you forget, the other will likely remember!

    • Rstorey5

      I got my reminder thru text..but because breast cancer lingers in my family and my mom has had 3 scares of early signs its a no brainer. We start a chain reaction in my family. My mom starts the call then that person has to call someone in my family. We even get the males involved in it. My local news channel also does reminders once a month durning all news programs they do durning the day reminding people to “be a friend for life:. I lost someone very close to me because of the dreaded disease. My best friends mother was given 2 years 4 years ago. She is getting weaker these days but she's not giving in it.

    • Heather A

      I have a reminder set on my cell phone, 6:30 am on the First of every month.

    • JKERSH12


    • harbinfamily

      When I was in college one of the news anchors in the area had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She worked for Channel 4, and on the fourth of every month she would do a segment about someone dealing with breast cancer, and remind us to do an examination. We had a buddy system to keep us accountable. 13 years later, I still do an examination on the fourth of every month.

    • Vivianmarie244


    • Princess71902

      I have a pink heart on the 12th of every month on my calander

    • Ashley


    • Reneegarmon

      The date for me is my birthday day of every month-this way it does not get lost with all of the other first of the month reminders.

    • Momgoodman

      I have set up text messages as well. I also try to remember the 1st of every month when I give my dogs their heart worm pills that I need to take care of myself as well!

    • Kathyneff

      I have it set up to get an email !

    • Aly2emb

      I dont need a reminder, my mom had breast cancer last year and had a double massectomy and chemo. I get a reminder everytime I look at her about how important this issue is. She discovered the lump by doing a self breast exam. Three months earlier she had just got a clean mammogram. Thats how guickly it grew. Thanks for the chance in the giveaway. But I did sign up for the email.

    • Pansy

      i set up a text message reminder.. i turned 40 this year and need to schedule my mammogram.. so this will remind me

    • BH

      1st of the month

    • Teresa

      I went with the text message

    • Peggy

      I have signed up for emails to remind me about early detection. I have yearly mammograms, but I'm always concerned as my sister is a breast cancer survivor.

    • Gabi

      I signed up for the text messages as well.

    • Pam A.

      I signed up for emails. My mother is a breast cancer survivor, so I make sure I get an annual check up at the doctor's and an annual mammogram.

    • Vicky

      My check is prompted when Mother Nature visits each month. It's a natural reminder for me.

    • Veronica

      My mom is going thru chemo right now for Breast Cancer. And my Dad's sister was diagnosed the very same week as my mom last October so I have it on both sides of my family now. Both of their lives saved due to yearly mammograms! The doctor couldn't even feel my moms – thank heaven for technology! I signed up for texts – thanks Jenny for all you do! You are a blessing to my family with all this information!

    • binky

      my husbands mom recently passed from breast cancer (she was young!). that was a big eye opener for me and i signed up for the texts aswell!

    • Etnekoi

      I sign up for email

    • Jkbarton7

      I have signed up for emails.

    • Mommybee17

      I signed up via email.

    • Dawnbankston44

      beginning of every month check pluse when i take a shower

    • ddflamingo

      i went with calendar and instant messenger!! it is not only for my, but my family too!!

    • gagirl100

      I have had too many people close to me lose their fights, so I try to do all that I can to both prevent and/or detect so that I will be around a long time for my family. I receive text messages and have a recurring reminder on my calendar – and have a ribbon stuck to my coupon organizer to remind me to make healthy choices when at the store.

    • Laurakc181

      A laminated sign posted in my shower to remind me of the day I need to do it each month. For instance the first Monday of every month. Seeing it daily reminds me. On the website with as much as I use calendars I set it to my calendar :)

    • purwiggy

      Not much of a phone person, so I went with email.

    • Kim W.

      I always do mine on the first of the month. Makes it easy to remember.

    • TiredOfUrWhining

      That is a really great site and I did set up text messages. I have had a little set of reminders for years. I self exam every month on the anniversary of my birthday and for the rest I follow my “new year new smear” plan. I always schedule my mammogram for January as well as seeing my gynecologist for the exam and smear. Cervical cancer runs in my family also.

    • yardsale_shopper

      have dear friends who have fought and lost their battles with this disease.. but it did not define or change who they were. There is no more hopeless feeling than watching someone you love die.. Early detection CAN make a difference. I chose calendar reminders and email..

    • Nadkins

      Self check every month and mamogram and smear around my birthday. Happy Birthday to me!

    • Laurie M

      I went with texting … my phone is always on me!

    • Stephanie V

      I went with calendar event, email, and instant message.

      I have a family history of breast cancer so I know my risk of having it.

    • Mandi

      I have never thought about any of these things so I'm going to set myself a reminder on my phone and email right now! Thanks!

    • Tan

      As breast cancer has caused loss of breasts in my mom and grandmother I have grown into adulthood knowing my chances… I have a yearly mammogram. I think mostly, women are scared to hear they might, or they do. I know I probably will ( in fact another mammo on 18 because the last one showed a spot ) As a daughter and grandaughter of survivors I cannot impress upon all of you enough to surpass the fear of the outcome and routine time into your lives. It makes all the difference in the world ! As does each and every woman breathing !

    • Laura

      While I don't have a family history of breast cancer, I do have a family history of cancer. I've already had my scare of cancer in the past couple of years. Due to my family's history and my scare in the past, I have an exam and mammogram twice a year. I signed up for the text message and email reminders. I also have it marked on our “family” calendar that I keep on the fridge.

    • Becca

      I set up my plan for text messages.

    • angela

      THAT time of the month is an easy reminder.

    • katie.greenvillesaver

      I do my self exams on the first of every month. I know it sounds ridiculous but I remember because it is also the day on the month that I give my dog his monthly heartworm/flea prevention medicine! Hey, whatever works, right?

    • wendy r

      A group of friends and I remind ourselves to spend time with the “girls”

    • Sheila

      I went with email reminders

    • Mendy

      My hubby reminds me :)

    • Lps48

      I am a breast cancer survivor. Always check your breasts once a month and get a mammogram.

    • Bonnie


    • Erinn

      Texting. How cool is this -I sent it to several friends/co-workers.

    • Lydaugherty

      I was GOING to say my husband does a good job at checking for me… but that's probably better left unsaid here, eh? ;) ;) Hahaha.
      Well, I'm actually on Birth Control and there is a reminder right there for me, so everytime I reach that pill – I check myself. I am only 23, however I already had a scare. I had a small lump however it turned out to be benign, thank god.

    • Wmllewis

      I mark my calendar, and have my cell phone send me reminders, twice a month to do self exams. Breast cancer runs in my family so I've been taught to be vigilent from an early age.

    • Amanda B.

      Text works best for me.

    • I use my phone's calender for *everything*, including a monthly reminder to do a self-check and a yearly reminder for when my OB-GYN appointment is.

    • Wcushelley

      I love my flylady wall calendar (no I don't work for them). I put reminders on it for everything with stickers. I have yet to find boobie stickers LOL.

    • Kaniaestates

      Have your husband help and put it on his calender too! Self-exam can be fun for both of you!

    • Candy

      I always do it on my birthday date of each month.

    • Lkrueger68

      My mom died at 53 and her mom at 44 from breast cancer. I check myself every month as their deaths are a reminder for me.

    • Aymee

      First of the month every month for me.

    • csoble1214

      text is good for me!

    • SarahD

      text messages are the best way for me to remember anything really!

    • Susan

      Accountability with friends and family.

    • Kimberly Woods

      On the computer calendar!

    • Brighteye_76

      My husband lives by his outlook calendar at work. I have him put it on his calendar. When it's time he calls and lets me know. Haha. Being a mom I never remember things like that so it's his way of helping out.

    • Jennifer H

      I don't currently have a method, so I'm making one now. I think the 1st of the month is a great way to remember.

    • Kchaney7

      I just do it on the 1st of every month.

    • Virginia

      Date with friends who also are participating. Lunch each month!

    • blr

      My mom and I call each other on the 10th of every month. :)

    • Angrcooking

      for me it is my aunt's DOB– my sisters and i use that date every month for self exams. My father's sister was a survior of Breast Cancer.

    • Susanne

      Signed up for the email reminders:)

    • Danyeln73

      I use the refill of my BC pills as a reminder.

    • Sandy565

      The 1st day of every month is my reminder and I do have a reminder on my cell phone, in case I forget it is the 1st! :)

    • Karen

      Emails are easier for me, but I love the ideas here on remembering the monthly reminders. Where can you get the laminated cards? That would be nice…

    • April

      I had emails set up.

    • Smsmitherman

      A sticky note…. simple but effective….

    • Jwilson1

      I will put it on our family calendar that everyone keeps up with…that way I will have them reminding me too!

    • B.

      I had my first lumpectomy when I was 17 years old. I am now 38 and have had 4 more since then. All have been benign but I have been told that because of the Fibro Cystic breast disease, that I am at an increased risk of developing breast cancer. I have also had to have yearly mammograms since I was 16. After the first couple of years, I decided to declare a “Booby Birthday”. Every year on Feb 3 (or as close as possible if it falls on a weekend) I have my yearly mammogram. I chose Feb. 3 becuase that was the date of my first surgery. I also do my self exams on the 3rd of every month. My husband has even been known to send a card or flowers on my every month “Booby Birthday”!

      Come on ladies! If we have to do it, we might as well make it FUN!!!

    • Rsmith289

      I have a daily reminder when I look in the mirror. At the age of 30, I was diagnosed with breast cancer only six weeks after losing my mom to luekemia. At that time, I had a 3yr old and a 15 month old. I underwent a mastectomy and six rounds of chemotherapy. I was free and clear for a year and was rediagnosed this past May. I underwent radiation throughout the summer and I am now free again. However, I have had little time to worry about reconstruction. Therefore, every time I look in the mirror at only one, it isdefinitely a reminder to take care of the other!!

    • Mickey

      The first of the month because I also refill my medicine. Do it all at one time.

    • braysmom

      I'm a young cancer survivor and am reminded everyday about how important it is take care of myself and I get my blood checked monthly.

    • Vmorgan456

      I write it on my calendar what when I get a new one each year.


    • My partner and I choose to do a self exam on the 7th of every month because this is the day that my partner was diagnosed with breast cancer. She is 6 years a survivor.

    • buttons

      Birth control is my reminder. I do the self exam each month when I start a new pack of birth control.

    • Victoria

      Toward the end of each month, I go through my coupons and toss the ones I'm not going to use; then I pull out those coupons expiring so I don't forget to use them. To me, that would be a great reminder (save money…save health)

    • This is breaking my heart. I lost my beloved grandmother to her second battle with breast cancer when I was almost 5. Everyone's stories here are beyond heartbreaking.

      I do an exam on the first.

    • Lhartley16

      The 8th of the month because that is the day of my anniversary and daughters birth.

    • Cathie B

      lost my grandmother to bc when i was 15. signed up for email notices.

    • L.K.M.

      I stick to the first of month for everything! Busy day but I get it all out of the way in one fell swoop!

    • Amanda

      I picked the 25th to celebrate my anniversary.

    • When I was pregnant with my third child, I was extremely ill with hyperemesis (throwing up constantly; it's a pretty serious disease). During my monthly self breast-check (which I do on the 1st of each month during my shower), I noticed two lumps in my left breast. I went to my OBGYN and he did another exam and recommended a biopsy. All my family had been supporting me for this pregnancy, and it happened that my mother-in-law was in town. She took me to the breast cancer center at Palmetto Baptist, where I had two biopsies done with no pain medication (because of the pregnancy). Suffice it to say, it was a rough day, throwing up, in pain and generally depressed at the thought of all that was happening. The wonderful news is that the biopsies were benign, and though the tumors did prevent me from breast-feeding as long as I would have liked, they were and are a reminder of how important it is to be aware of breast health. I would encourage everyone to check themselves regularly on a set day in a set manner.

    • coupon kim

      email – i am on it all day….

    • Courtney

      Text messages and reminders in my outlook work for me. I also have 2 calendars that i carry with me . Great reminders… if i miss it one place its in another. :)

    • Crazy4coupons1975

      I have a hanging notice on my shower head that reminds me and demonstrates the proper way to do a self examination.

    • Tisha

      I am another “first of the month-er”

    • Tiffany

      I do my self exams every month when mother nature brings me my monthly gift. I actually found a lump last Friday. I went to the doctor today and he doesn't think there's anything to worry about but I'm going to have an ultrasound next week just to check it out for sure. My heart goes out to all those who are fighting this horrible cancer.

    • Stacy

      I signed up to have an email sent monthly to remind myself!

    • Sjordan1

      I get text message reminders!

    • Peyton's Mom

      I actually do it on pay day! There's no way I'm going to forget that day each month :)

    • Up2stampin

      OBGYN's want to educate Us to do it after a cycle.. not before or during. Its the best time of accurate detection. (Swelling during and before are bad times to self-dectect.) If you no longer cycle or have had a Hystrectomy like me…, I do them every 3rd week or 21 days. So for me its every 3 weeks not monthly! Just had 1st SMASH TEST IN 20 YEARS! tee hee. nothing changed since the last one.

    • Tindall08

      I put a sticky note on my mirror to remind me and my mother. The note stays on the mirror all the time

    • ELaine

      I always check on the 1st of every month.

    • Flutterbye97

      Every time I see my mom because she overcame breast cancer when she was 38. I was only 10 years old. I never want to have to go through what I had to watch her go through. She had to go back for surgery last week to replace the old implants since one was leaking and the other had solidified. Now I'm watching her go through pain again as if once wasn't enough! And that is my reminder to check!

    • I have 4 sisters, with a family history of b.c. We remind each other.

    • ReallyJennifer

      I chose the email reminder. Thank you for letting us know about this website & free reminder! It has been on my mind lately.

    • an m

      I chose the email reminder and I have a hang tag on my bathroom door that reminds me how to do it.

    • Hperryesq

      email reminder

    • Melrose

      I chose the text messages. Thanks for the important reminder that we should all be doing the self exams!

    • Fsclassen

      I also did text messages since I always have my phone on me.

    • Sarah

      I went through cancer treatment (chemo and radiation) for a different type last year, so I visit the doctor often because the radiation was in my chest. While the effects of radiation are long term, I also do monthly breast exams and will begin getting mammograms early (I am 25 right now).

    • ginger

      I keep monthly test reminder hanging in my shower.

    • Sharden309

      I signed up!! an annual email reminder when its time for my next exam.

    • Living4Him33

      I did the email and printed the detection sheet.

    • Karenrk4

      I try to mark on my new calander every january what screening exams I need each month including my breast self ck.

    • frugal mom

      I have a shower hang tag and I chose the email reminder. Thanks for sending such an important message.

    • Brooke

      At what age are women supposed to have a mammogram? I am 28 and have never had one, but breast cancer runs in my family.

      • Brooke

        I read that it said 35 or 5 years before the age that a family member was diagnosed with breast cancer…but I was wondering if anyone has had one earler than that. I am very paranoid when it comes to this issue. Thanks!

    • Brooke

      I signed up for the email reminders :)

    • Supersavermonte

      My Grandma had cancer and my husbands aunt died of Breast Cancer… its something we are always reminded of! We even go the extra mile as to use deodorant that has natural ingredients. I know that may seem weird to some but in all honesty why take the risk! There are a lot of really great natural product out there these days… and the best ones I have found have coconut oil in them (so no weird smell)!

    • Lbooth169

      My doctor is great about sending reminders.

    • Theherbie17

      I signed up for email and text message reminders!

    • I signed up for email reminders!

    • Lacey

      I signed up for text messages!!!

    • Irene

      Email reminders!!

    • JessieC

      Email reminder for me.

    • Courtney Summerlin

      I remind myself every time I think of my Aunt.

    • Dnewbern8

      I have an app on my i touch, ha! get it…i touch. no pun intended though.

    • Karen

      I get a mammogram the same time of year that I get my PAP at the OB>. I get a card from the OB so it is easy to remember the other

    • Aboveall

      I signed up for text messages!!

    • Joyce

      I signed up for email reminders.

    • Amymills29

      I signed up for email reminders…..my husband is always very helpful in reminding me that I need to do a self check exam!

    • Cindy

      I'm using ical.

    • Bonjohn

      I requested an email, though my doctor sends a reminder card each year.

    • Jenniferfrangella

      I requested an email. This is a great idea to help remind me of my yearly check ups.

    • Deb

      I have a set up a reminder on my computer but, to make sure I don't miss it, I have my check ups done around the holidays.

    • justameah

      I signed up for the email reminders. I also have a physical done between Thanksgiving and Christmas every year.

    • Charlotte

      My doctor sends me a reminder card every year.

    • Teresa

      My Doctor sends a reminder for my pap and then shortly afterwards, I go for a mammogram. I make it part of my health plan each year.

    • soonerchick

      I use iCal and my doctor also sends me reminders.

    • mel

      I get a post card from my doctor each year. Also, I have a reminder card in my bathroom which shows step-by-step how to do a monthly self check in the shower!

    • Meme

      To keep an eye on my health was the promise I made to my sister when she was dying. I talked with my doctor and told her with my bad memory, I needed help keeping up with my pap and mammogram each year. She is consistent in reminding me.

      With breast cancer rampant in my family, this is one of my biggest concerns. My twenty-three year old daughter has already had a breast biopsy, so as a family this is of great concern to us.

    • RB

      I get email and postcard reminders before it's time for my yearly mammogram and breast exam. I've also marked my calendars for 2010 and 2011 for my monthly self-exam.

      My friend, Pam, was diagnosed with breast cancer a month ago. She will be having a lumpectomy followed by radiation and possibly chemotheraphy next week. Please keep her in your thoughts.

    • Shannon

      My doctor sends me a reminder every year.

    • Alixlewis

      My doctor calls me when its my check up time…and I have a shower card I got YEARS ago that I hung around my shower head to remind me to do self check ups also! =)

    • jennifersykes

      I signed up for email reminders – though I still have the reminder card in the shower. Anything to make sure that it's not forgotten about in the hustle and bustle of life.

    • Susan

      I have a “How to examine yourself” card I keep in a drawer by my bed. The drawer also has meds I take every night, so I am reminded every day.

    • Rachel

      Note on the mirror!

    • Jalonzo

      I set an alarm reminder on my cell phone!

    • Dkshipp57

      I've got to be honest since we moved HATE to say 6yrs. ago I've not been for Mammo. I keep saying I will go, but when u go to so many other kinds u try to put off. I'm proud to say I went 3 days ago and plan on not missing again. Praying for good results, we have way to much sickness in our family already. I think the Oct. awarness makes a difference. Please listen those who have NOT. GOD BLESS!!!

    • Diane

      I have a shower card in each of the showers at home, some of the “Feel Your Boobies” stickers at work and at home. I also get the reminder from my doctor.

    • Angiebrown6

      I am old school. I use a wall calendar. Mom my, who has always done her check on the 15th, now has the devil cancer. Clear Mam one month then less than 2 months later she had fast growing pea turns gratefruit in less than 3 months. But God is so awesome! All the surgeries have gone well and on to chemo next! So… I think I over check. Better safe..

    • Yolanda

      Annual reminder at work that the mobile mamogram unit will visit, which is coming up at the end of this month.

    • I have a great friend who helps to remind me once per month. But, I think the text messages are a great idea to bring technology into the equation and keep us honest! (Could also use calendar feature on cell phone.)

    • Patleah

      I set up email reminders, though I've had my mammogram already this year :)

    • BMo44

      I just volunteered at a funeral reception for a young mother who lost her battle with breast cancer. I have my card in the shower & signed up for emails. Please everyone jump on the band wagon – someone loves you & wants you around!!!!!

    • Michelle

      I just signed up for e-mails.

    • stephanie

      I make sure to use sun screen every day

    • Whitedkl

      I asked to be emailed.

    • Linda D

      I check myself every time I shower

    • Jodicoupon29

      I signed up for the text messages….I need to learn how to self-check…I will visit the site again! God bless…

    • MarilynV48

      i went with both an email reminder and a text message for a backup plan,


    • MarilynV48

      i went with both an email reminder and a text message for a backup plan,


    • MarilynV48

      i went with both an email reminder and a text message for a backup plan,


    • MarilynV48

      i went with both an email reminder and a text message for a backup plan,


    • Elizabeth

      I check myself once a week

    • Trijmom85

      I went with email reminder

      But i also have my yearly exam on my Birthday as a reminder

    • Because my mother is a Breast Cancer Survivor She calls myself and my sisters to remind us.. The only way she survived was by early detection so she makes sure we do not forget..

    • kim

      I think I will do emails

    • Denise P.

      I picked emails, although I do have a hang tag in the shower detailing how to do a self exam.

    • desilets

      e-mails were my choice.

    • Nannomom

      I went with text messages…

    • Darla

      The email reminder will work best for me. I can then add it to my online calendar to make sure I do what needs to be done.

    • Dawn

      I like emails.

    • Jenn

      I think of my Mom and how sudden it was…Stage four breast cancer, and she was getting checked every six months. I have never educated myself more after that happened. Almost losing my mom makes me remember to do my self exams and to remind my sisters to do theirs. My mom is a survivor :) and for that we remind each other all the time

    • Jred_88

      I prefer emails. I've had distant relatives that survived breast cancer it is such a horrible disease.

    • Gretchen

      alert on my calendar

    • TinaO

      I put it on my Google calendar which will send me a reminder and email.

    • Elena

      I do self exams at least once a month but catch my self checking a couple of times a week.

    • Jen

      Every summer as soon as school is out the first thing I do is schedule all of my yearly preventative exams. It has become habit.

    • Stacey

      I set myself an email reminder, but I also have a waterproof paper that shows how to do a self exam (I got from my dr) that hangs from my shower head and that reminds me everytime I'm in the tub. I am 32 and had my first mammo last year b/c of lumps. Fortunatly they were nothing to be concerned about :)

    • Holly

      To be honest, I am really bad about remembering to do my self exam and my Grandmother had breast cancer. So, I really need the reminder. I signed up for the text messages because I have 3 children and am always on the go.

    • Tammy

      I am the Event Chair for our local Relay For Life event in conjunction with the Americna Cancer Society. I also Volunteer for Making Strides against Cancer and have been doing these events for the past 6 years. My best friend's little sister was diagnosed with stage 4 metastaic breast cancer 2 years ago and is still fighting! I have opted for the email reminders although I have plenty of reminders personally on a daily basis! I cannot emphasize enough how imprtant it is to get checked! It's easy and could save your life ina matter of minutes!! If you don't do it for you… Do it for your family!

    • Amy

      I put mine on the Yahoo calendar and signed up for email reminders too.

    • Kaseyscoupons

      Google Calender with Alarm on my phone!

    • Sandy

      I 've been getting mammo & sonogram every 6 months for the past 7 years. Always on the calendar but also receive notification in the mail to set up an appt. and it's always done that day.

    • Tfrost99

      I also chose text messages.

    • Emily

      I love the email reminder idea! I have a small door hanger type sheet that hangs in my shower. I've had it so long I can't even remember where it came from. It is waterproof and shows how to do the self exam. It is a great constant reminder!

    • Clairebeautiful

      I have one of those “how to” things hanging in my shower… something my mom got me started on in HIGH SCHOOL. No lie.

    • Eparisher

      By the way…. LOVE the site. I have a pink stickie on the calendar to help me remember.

    • Leighann

      Even though I'm not yet 40, my doctor makes me get a mammogram yearly. My paternal grandmother and my mother are both survivors. But due to that history, my early detection plan has started sooner than many my age.

    • angela

      i make my mom get a mamogram every year!!!!

    • Srtasa

      i get a mammogram every year. i just got one a few weeks ago.

    • Lildebbie77

      I have a Google Calendar alert.

    • Jenwiggins2

      i just signed up for email reminders

    • Rachel D

      My mother in law passed away 2 months ago from breast cancer and it has been a real eye opening experience for me. I have cut out white flour and sugar for me and my family and am trying to fill us up with healthy organic foods! Thank you for this great website!