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Buddy Check9 has been a part of 9NEWS for more than 20 years.

The idea behind the Buddy Check9 program is quite simple. On the 9th of every month, we ask women to do a monthly breast self-exam and then call their "buddy" to remind her to do the same. Their buddy can be a family member, colleague or friend. Hundreds of women have found lumps; the majority of them are not malignant. Our hope is that cancer is discovered in its early stages, when it is most treatable.
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The 2013 Buddy Check9 calendar features breast cancer survivors every month who are willing to share their words of wisdom. Get your free copy at any Safeway store, by calling 303-871-1439 or by emailing kusa-community-requests@9news.com with your complete mailing address.

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Helpful Links
American Cancer Society
ACS: Early Screening Tips
AMC Cancer Research Center
Breast Cancer Network
Breast Cancer Network of Strength
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
National Breast Cancer Coalition
National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations
National Cancer Institute
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation: Denver Metropolitian
Race for the Cure
University of Colorado Cancer Center

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Because Safeway Cares about the communities in which they do business, they are proud to sponsor the Buddy Check9 program. Pick up your Buddy Check9 calendar at any Safeway store in the Customer Service Department. Also, don't forget to register for your Buddy Check9 email reminder.

Through the commitment and generosity of customers and employees, Safeway continues to be a major contributor in the fight against breast cancer. This year, through store fundraising projects at 139 supermarkets and sponsorship of Race for the Cure events in Denver, Colorado Springs and Cheyenne, Safeway will again be the leading contributor that helps the Komen Breast Cancer Foundation with its critically important patient care, research and educational programs.
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