When was the last time you gave yourself a breast exam? Serious, when?
If you’re like me, you can’t remember. To be honest, I’ve become a little desensitized and overwhelmed with the whole “pink ribbon” movement, largely because of the over-saturation of products. Sure they raise money for breast cancer research, but when is the last time you picked up your pink blow dryer and thought, “I haven’t felt up my boobs recently”.
For the first time in quite a while, I thought about my breast health after seeing this hilarious video from Rethink Breast Cancer. Rethink Breast Cancer is a Canadian organization that supports young women with breast cancer and brings creative awareness to the under-40 crowd. This video encourages viewers to download their Your Man Reminder App (YMR). I stopped laughing just long enough to download it myself.
Rethink Cancer stepped it up a notch with their new Your Man Reminder video. The app features videos of well chiseled guys, a doc, and a girl (a little something for everyone) encouraging self-examination. You can send steamy reminders to your friends via Facebook using the man-o-gram feature. The app takes you through the steps for self breast examines (what they call TLC), which includes signs and symptoms, ways to reduce your risk, and a hands-on guide (amusing tutorial). You can set up reminders (I chose the “Surprise Me” option), set a doctor’s appointment in your calendar, take notes about your exam to share with your doctor, and donate to Rethink Breast Cancer. Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy the man-candy in their newest video (giggles guaranteed)!
- SAMC receives $45,000 grant from Avon Breast Health Outreach Program (dothan.wsfa.com)
- Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon campaign misleads the world (theallegiant.com)