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 people to:
Take control of their own health
Reduce health risks that are often preventable or treatable
Facilitate healthy habits and conversations
Confront difficult health subjects for themselves and loved ones
Our Protagonist and Mascot
Take your head out of the sand
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.
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.