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Mandarin High goes pink for Buddy Bears

Mandarin High goes pink for Buddy BearsThe students also bought Pink Out t-shirts and raised $1,000 for the American Cancer Society.
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  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Features

UNF rockin' Pink Glove Dance; Swiss Point Middle donates 850+ Buddy Bears

UNF rockin' Pink Glove Dance; Swiss Point Middle donates 850+ Buddy BearsUNF Nursing students say forget about puttin' on your dancin' shoes. This October they're putting on their pink gloves to dance for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Life

Photos: Calico Station's Bras for Breast Cancer Awareness

Photos: Calico Station's Bras for Breast Cancer AwarenessBuddy Bears!
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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
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Hats off to Oakleaf Jr. High, St. Augustine Imaging, Englewood High, Frank H. Peterson

Hats off to Oakleaf Jr. High, St. Augustine Imaging, Englewood High, Frank H. PetersonBuddy Check 12 is saluting four more groups helping us get out the word that early detection saves lives.
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Life

Grace Lutheran kicks off its Buddy Bear drive for cancer patients

Grace Lutheran kicks off its Buddy Bear drive for cancer patientsSome students are even doing chores to earn the money to buy the bears.
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Health

Hooray for Middleburg H.S., Mandarin Woman's Club, Career Source, Jersey College

Hooray for Middleburg H.S., Mandarin Woman's Club, Career Source, Jersey CollegeA big thanks to Middleburg High School, Mandarin Woman's Club, Career Source of NE Florida, and Jersey College Nursing School in Jacksonville!
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Hendricks Day School works hard to donate 200+ Buddy Bears!

Hendricks Day School works hard to donate 200+ Buddy Bears!You can still donate Buddy Bears at any Chase Bank through Oct. 31st.
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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
High School Sports

Football team shaves heads in support of teammate's mom

Football team shaves heads in support of teammate's momShaving her head was daunting for Emmie Russon, but she was joined by her son and his football team.
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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
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Elementary school kicks off Buddy Bear drive

Elementary school kicks off Buddy Bear driveThe students at Swimming Pen Creek Elementary in Clay County deserve a big A+. They worked with their parents, teachers and staff to collect 456 bears to give to chemo patients fighting any type of cancer. Jeannie Blaylock reports.
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  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Buddy Check success story kicks off Buddy Bear drive

Buddy Check success story kicks off Buddy Bear driveWhen Claudia went to the doctor for a stress test, they found a mass in her chest, but said tests showed it wasn't cancer. It turns out, Claudia was right -- it was breast cancer. But she caught it. Jeannie Blaylock reports.
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Local man opens up about breast cancer

Local man opens up about breast cancerLocal Marines are jumping into action this month to shed light on male breast cancer as part of National Cancer Awareness Month. Roger Weeder reports.
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  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Life

The battle after breast cancer

The battle after breast cancerIt won't cost you a penny to support the Lymphedema Treatment Act.
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  • 5 months ago
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NFL prospect delivers on promise to mother

NFL prospect delivers on promise to motherAs a third-grader growing up in inner-city Miami, Teddy Bridgewater made a promise to his mother that one day he would buy her a pink Cadillac Escalade.
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  • 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Buddy Check 12

Orange Park teacher shows students upside of fighting breast cancer

Orange Park teacher shows students upside of fighting breast cancerIf anyone ever has a down moment fighting breast cancer, the best medicine might be just to walk into the first grade classroom of Suzanne Bennett.
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  • 9 months, 2 weeks ago
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Buddy Check woman aiming to be Braves Honorary Bat Girl

Buddy Check woman aiming to be Braves Honorary Bat GirlLeigh is trying to be an Honorary Bat Girl during Breast Cancer Awareness Month for the Atlanta Braves.
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  • 9 months, 3 weeks ago
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Brunswick woman excited to receive Buddy Check Backpack

Brunswick woman excited to receive Buddy Check BackpackLeigh Langford is a mom in Brunswick, Georgia, who is willing to say that being bald is not really her thing.
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  • 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Health

New study suggests women with cancer gene should remove their ovaries before age 35 to reduce risk

New study suggests women with cancer gene should remove their ovaries before age 35 to reduce riskIt's a scary thought for many women in their 20's and 30's but it could save their life.
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  • 11 months, 1 week ago
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Baptist needs stage 4 breast cancer patients in vaccine trial

Baptist needs stage 4 breast cancer patients in vaccine trialBaptist Cancer Institute is looking for women who have stage 4 breast cancer and treatment appears not to be working.
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  • 11 months, 1 week ago
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Samantha Harris Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Samantha Harris Diagnosed With Breast CancerScary news for a former Dancing With the Stars host; Samantha Harris has revealed she will undergo a double mastectomy later this month. The 40-year-old tells People Mag she found a lump during a self-breast exam and even though she had a clean mammo
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  • 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Cancer News

Woman receives new, free Buddy Check Backpack

Woman receives new, free Buddy Check BackpackBrunswick mom excited to get new and free Buddy Check Backpack
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  • 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Local

Davis attorney confronts music video

Davis attorney confronts music videoDavis family attorney John Phillips talks to people and vendors on the set of a music video he claims illegally used Jordan Davis' likeness.
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  • 11 months, 1 week ago
Buddy Check 12

The new Buddy Check Back Pax for breast cancer patients

The new Buddy Check Back Pax for breast cancer patientsJeannie Blaylock reports on the new Buddy Check Back Pax for breast cancer patients by Buddy Check 12, Baptist Health.
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  • 11 months, 2 weeks ago
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Buddy Check 12 success story: Jamey Jo McCoy

Buddy Check 12 success story: Jamey Jo McCoyFor years Jamey Jo McCoy says she's done Buddy Check 12. Last year on December 12th, she found a lump.
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  • 1 year ago
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Buddy Check: What if a man's nipple is inverted?

Buddy Check: What if a man's nipple is inverted?Take this seriously. A man in St. Simons, Georgia, is being bold and telling how he found out he had breast cancer.
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  • 1 year ago
Health

Buddy Check 12 now available in Braille, large print for free

Buddy Check 12 now available in Braille, large print for freeBuddy Check 12 kits are now available for free in Braille, large print and electronic versions.
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  • 1 year ago
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Buddy Check 12 visits Frank H. Peterson

Buddy Check 12 visits Frank H. PetersonJeannie Blaylock stops by Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology to be on their newscast and educate the students about how to be a buddy.
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  • 1 year ago
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Buddy Check 12: Feeling pretty during chemo

Buddy Check 12: Feeling pretty during chemoCherie is our new Buddy Check 12 success story. A mom of teenagers at Bolles, Cherie has no breast cancer in her family. She caught hers by doing Buddy Check 12.
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  • 1 year ago
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Buddy Check 12: From an olive to an egg

Buddy Check 12: From an olive to an eggShe first found a lump in her breast 18 years ago. It grew from the size of an olive to the size of an egg in four weeks.
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  • 1 year ago
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Women get free mammograms on Make a Difference Day

Women get free mammograms on Make a Difference DayOn Saturday, volunteers with Baptist Health and First Coast News teamed up with 15 local churches to help save lives through teaching about Buddy Check and getting registering women who qualify for free mammograms.
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  • 1 year ago
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Two young breast cancer survivors help others who are young

Two young breast cancer survivors help others who are youngCindy Chaconas of St. Augustine Beach remembers when she was diagnosed with breast cancer just a few years ago.
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  • 1 year ago

About Buddy Check 12

Everyone knows if you detect breast cancer early, your odds of beating it are better than 90 percent so it makes sense to do self exams. Over a decade ago, First Coast News' Jeannie Blaylock partnered with Baptist Health to create Buddy Check 12 -- designed to promote monthly breast self-examinations and to educate women on the importance of early detection. Watch Jeannie's Buddy Check 12 reports every 12th of the month on First Coast News and remind a buddy to self-check for breast cancer. Call (904)202-CARE to our partner, Baptist Health, and we'll mail you the Buddy Check 12 kits with stickers for free.

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