We are filled with LOVE for our awesome community who came together to help create a fabulous PINK OUT 5K!
Link to pictures below.
It was our first LIVE event since 2020 and it was a great success! We hit our goal of 500 participants to walk, run or dance their way through our 5K at the scenic Steele Indian School Park. We had over 200 volunteers from the National Charity League, Brownie and Girl Scout Troops and High School Cheerleading teams and our photographer Paul Git
Our sponsor, The Mint Cannabis Dispensaries, have created a unique fundraiser called "Buds 'n' Bras" to raise breast health education awareness from now till October 15th, 2021. Adults, 21+, can bring in a new or gently used bra to any of the Mint's 3 valley locations, and will receive a free preroll. Additionally, they will generously donate $1 for every pre-rolled sold during this time period benefiting Check for a Lump. Click to read more about our amazing sponsor and thei
On July 21st, 2021, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Congressman Fred Upton reintroduced the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screens (PALS) Act. If passed, the PALS Act would protect access to mammograms for women ages 40-49, a routine, lifesaving screening that the USPSTF currently deems unnecessary for the demographic. “Breast cancer has surpassed lung cancer with the highest incidence globally. Protecting access to equitable breast health screening is vital in th
In July, we hosted our Super Survivors event at The Mint Dispensary in Tempe. There were many people who could not attend so we would like to pass along some of the information. Below is a statement from Rudy Molina, Director of Operations at The Mint locations. Finding Relief: The Role Cannabis Can Play in Easing the Most Common Side Effects of Cancer Treatment By Rudy Molina, Director of Arizona Operations, Mint Cannabis Over the past few decades, there has been growing int
On Friday, June 18th, young Hollywood actress and star of the Netflix series Anne with an E, Miranda McKeon, announced on Instagram that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer at age 19. McKeon poignantly writes of her diagnosis, future treatments and her feelings of being a young breast cancer patient. We are sending her positive vibes and will be following her journey on Instagram @Miranda.McKeon. To read more https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/anne-e-star-miranda-mckeon-19
Phoenix Molecular Designs is now recruiting patients for a Clinical Trial for Stage 4 Triple Negative Breast Cancer Patients: PMD-026. For more information, visit www.phoenixmd.ca or https://lnkd.in/egRT4is There is a trial in your area at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. This particular study is that it is one of the first targeted drugs for metastatic TNBC. This study drug is given in pill form that can be taken at home making it easier for patients. They designed the st
The Society of Chairs Premier Celebration of Giving in Our Community was an amazing honor for Check for a Lump and our founder, Holly Rose. Holly Rose, and her work in the local breast cancer community, was recognized at the event the Community Champion Non-Profit Executive award. This event was an outstanding example of how to safely reintroduce events to the public. Amazing job Andrea Tyler Evans and Frontdoors Media / Frontdoors Magazine! Your work to bring the philanthrop
Last week, The Mint Cannabis hosted a free Car Show at their Phoenix dispensary. This event showcased cool cars, give-aways from The Mint Cannabis, live music, vendors, pin-ups and FREE MAMMOGRAMS provided by Check for a Lump! We provided 14 free mammograms to women in the valley! Every women who received a free mammogram received a free swag bag from us and a free t-shirt from the Mint! With the help of Mobile On-site Mammography, Check for a Lump continues to provide free m
Drs. Gawley and St. Peter of Gawley Plastic Surgery, Arizona Center for Reconstructive Breast Surgery, and Unicorn Philanthropy have been supporters for over 6 years. Over the course of their relationship with Check for a Lump, they have raised over $300,000 for our programs and events. Last weekend, their 1st Annual Golf Tournament, Knickers Fore Knockers, highlighted Drs. Gawley and St. Peter's philanthropic works, charitable hearts, and expertise for bringing people togeth
Komen AZ exited AZ in 2017. The parent company announced in April 2020 its plan to fold all 61 local affiliates into the national location. They do a great job funding vital advances in breast cancer research. Unfortunately, this will profoundly affect local resources for women across the United States. Now is the time to help fund your local breast cancer non-profits, like Check for a Lump for a others, to help fill the gap as Komen exits communities and continues their miss