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HE wrote a song about HIS breast cancer journey

Al Stallings composed a song about Buddy Check 12 because he says it helped save his life and his son's life. Both men have beaten breast cancer.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Al Stallings found a lump in his chest that felt like a hard, metal screw.

His son, AJ, noticed a brownish red stain on his white t-shirt.

Both men had breast cancer.

Now Al is singing a song he wrote to get the message out. 

It's not shameful. It happens. Men get breast cancer, too.

Credit: FCN

Al says he is loyal to First Coast News' Buddy Check program. Founder Jeannie Blaylock encourages women and men to do self-exams and get mammograms.

The non-profit program offers free Buddy Check kits. Just call Baptist Health at 904-202-CARE. Baptist and FCN are partners for Buddy Check 12.

Al says a team helped work on creating the new song, there was Kenneth Ford, Beck-Row Studio, Donald Martin, Jr. and Al himself from SVA, Smooth Vocal Arrangements.