When, I had my first mammogram at forty, I decided to reward myself with a Godiva raspberry truffle and a little shopping. The next year I added coffee and invited friends. Last year we celebrated my mother in laws victory over breast cancer. Then, when a dear friend had a scare, we decided to celebrate her clean-bill-of-health with Godiva and Starbucks. We had several mini celebrations with friends and thought how fun it would be if we all did it together, so we came up with Breast Friends.
What is Breast Friends? It’s a group of women celebrating friendship, femininity and good health by encouraging one another to get mammograms and perform breast self-examinations. Is there a special day? Not necessarily. We chose Oct 19th. You pick a day that works for your group. How? Grab as many friends as you can and get them to schedule their mammogram on the same day around the same time. Go out to breakfast, lunch, or dinner together before the screening. Then after the mammograms go out for Starbucks and Godiva chocolate. Follow up with monthly emails to remindeach other to do self-examinations. Those who are too young for mamo’s can be included in Breast Friends by completing their monthly self-examinations.
Start today – form a Breast Friends group with friends from your city. Reply in the comment section of this post when you form a BF club and tell us the day you’ve chosen. All group coordinators will be entered into a drawing to win a $10 Starbucks certificate on our Breast Friends day. Entry deadlines Oct 1st.
Celebration is the key. Take chocolate with you to pass out in the waiting room, bring coffee or Pepsi – just have fun. The point of BF is to take the fear out of getting a mammogram and to celebrate friendship, health and femininity. Join us won’t you?