The Keep A Breast Foundation, a non-profit organization, uses art and educational programs to raise awareness of practices of prevention and early detection of breast cancer.
Their mission: to empower young people around the world with breast health education and support.
During the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Benco Dental is donating $.40 cents for every box of Natural Extensions® Fuchsia Gloves sold and $.50 for every box of Natural Extensions® Fuchsia Masks sold to the Keep A Breast foundation.
Last year, the nation’s largest family-owned dental distributor presented Keep A Breast Foundation with a check for $24,516.
How is Keep A Breast making a difference?
They’ve created the Check Your Self app, free, with over 67,000 downloads and counting.
According to their website, here’s what you can expect:
- Step-by-step self-check instructions including animated gifs (artwork by Sandi Calisto)
- Schedule an automatic monthly reminder
- Breast health information
- In-app sharing tools
- Available in 6 languages (more to come!)
Early detection is the key and knowing what is “normal” for your body is an integral part of that. We developed our Check Yourself! App to do just that: help young women all over the world to develop a healthy life-long relationship with their bodies. By checking yourself once a month, you are able to detect abnormalities at the first sign of change.
We wanted to create something to support women all over their world and assist in their access to healthcare, literally putting lifesaving information in the palm of their hand: give them a step-by-step guide, tips, information, and automatic scheduling in order to make it as simple and accessible as possible. That way, people would be most likely to really carry out a self-check routine.
How can you support the cause?
During October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a number of brands join in this effort to raise funds and awareness. Keep A Breast features a gift guide almost 40 products ranging from surf fins to nursing pads. Visit their site to view apparel, beauty products and so many unique items that support Keep A Breast with your purchase.
Check out the Keep A Breast Gift Guide: click here.