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Oct 3, 2011 5:31 PM

Sign up for free monthly breast cancer exam reminders

TUCSON - News 4 Tucson has teamed up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure Southern Arizona to launch a free and easy reminder for women to perform monthly breast self-exams.

Buddy Check 4 Text Alert allows participants to tell a friend, family member or co-worker to do their breast exam.

To sign up, participants text "BUDDY" to 95990, and on the 4th of every month for a full year they will be sent a text message reminder to either perform a monthly self-test, remind their buddy to self-test, or both.

Launched during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it's the perfect tool to spread Komen SAZ's message that early detection saves lives.

"We're delighted to be taking part in this initiative with KVOA, our longstanding partner. It's a vital part of good breast health that women get to know their own breasts and what's normal for them," said Jaimie Leopold, executive director of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Southern Arizona.

To sign up for Buddy Check 4 Text Alerts, text "BUDDY" to 95990, or click here to sign up online.

For more information on Susan G. Komen for the Cure Southern Arizona, visit www.komensaz.org. For information on breast self-checks, visit http://www.komensaz.org/about-us/news/

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