Local women’s fitness center joins to help Curves distribute one million breast self-exam kits during October Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Curves, the international women’s fitness franchise, is no stranger to the fight against breast cancer. Over the last several years, Curves locations, including the one in Waynedale, have participated in various fundraising and charitable events to raise millions for the cause. Now, to continue their efforts, Curves of Waynedale will be offering the Liv Aid breast self-exam kit during October Breast Cancer Awareness Month to help women become more comfortable performing their monthly at-home exams.
Breast self-exam is an important step a woman can do herself as part of a regular breast health routine. “Clearly, a significant number of breast cancers are found by the patient herself, even in the setting of a normal mammogram,” says renowned breast cancer surgeon, Ernie Bodai, M.D., F.A.C.S.A “The Liv Aid greatly enhances a woman’s ability in detecting an abnormality, which in many cases will lead to early detection and a better chance for a cure.”
Non-members can get a free Liv Aid when they come in for a complimentary Fitness Assessment. Curves members have a variety of ways to obtain a Liv Aid, including showing proof of a mammogram within the last 12 months. Liv Aids are also available for purchase by anyone in the community.
And to help Liv Aid recipients remember to use them, they can sign up to receive complimentary monthly email alerts from Olivia Newton-John, who has partnered with Curves to help promote breast cancer awareness. “Being a breast cancer surviver, I know that early detection is key to good breast health,” says Newton-John, whose cancer was diagnosed in 1992 and who is now cancer-free.
“Curves has always been an advocate of breast cancer awareness, but now we’re taking it a step further and helping the women in our community exercise good breast health,” said Mary Stark, owner of Curves of Waynedale, located at 5909 Bluffton Road. “We’re proud to be part of a company whose goal is to put the Liv Aid into a million women’s hands this October.”
For more information on Curves of Waynedale, or details about how women can get a free Liv Aid breast self-exam kit, please contact Mary Stark at 478-3500.
Curves works every major muscle group with strength training, cardio and stretching in every 30 minute workout. And now there’s CurvesComplete.com: an online diet and fitness solution based on founder Gary Heavin’s New York Times bestselling book Curves, Permanent Results Without Permanent Dieting and the results of an ongoing university study. Heavin and his wife Diane are considered the innovators of the express fitness phenomenon that has made exercise available to more than four million women worldwide. With more than 10,000 locations in dozens of countries, Curves is the world’s largest fitness franchise. For more information, please visit: www.curves.com or www.curvescomplete.com.