To help save precious lives by raising awareness of the importance of early detection and preventative actions that help keep us healthy from cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity; chronic diseases that often and unnecessarily take the lives of some of our loved ones much too early.
Empower human beings to:
- Take control of their own health
- Reduce health risks that are often preventable or treatable
- Facilitate healthy habits
- Confront difficult health subjects for themselves and loved ones
Our “Special” Voice:
- Lighthearted (tongue and cheek)
Help to change the U.S. from a country that emphasizes sickness care over wellness care by emphasizing the importance of early detection and wellness, so people don’t get sick in the first place.
Disease Prevention Site Assets Include:
✔ Tools for Calculating What Your Risk may be of getting certain diseases
✔ Videos throughout the website describing how-to-do each cancer self-chec and what to look for
✔ Information on how to create a personalized medical history Family Tree
✔ How to choose the most Reputable Online Health Resources
✔ A list of Doctor Questions to ask at your yearly chec-up
✔ Practicing Healthy Habits: Exercise, Stop Smoking, Lose Weight, Eat Healthy, Be Sun Safe, Drink Less, Protect Your Partner
(eMail Reminder/Newsletter program)
Prompts the user to do their important monthly self-checs and call the doctor for a yearly chec-up.
eGreeting Cards to send on someone’s birthday, special holidays or any other occasion you want to encourage that special someone to take better care of themselves.
(Kid’s Art 4 Healthy Action)
A free art workshop, encourages children of all ages to express their feelings and concerns about the adults in their lives taking better care of themselves.
Created to help you grow your kids into healthy human beings by teaching them to practice healthy habits like losing weight, eating healthy, exercising, using sun lotion and relaxing.
Self chec’s Protagonist/Mascot “well.i.am”
well.i.am reminds human beings that “It’s time to take your head out of the sand and self-chec!”
A Coalition of Kindred Spirits: Individuals, Companies, The Media, Colleges and other Organizations who believe health self-empowerment will change the world.
The Self chec Lifesaver Award
Named after Dr. Paul Calabresi
Dr. Paul Calabresi was a renowned oncologist and a leader in developing drugs to treat Hodgkin’s lymphoma, breast cancer and prostate cancer, among other diseases. He was a champion of Self chec and a staunch advocate of cancer prevention. He died in 2003 of the disease he tried to find a cure for. Read more.