Valentine’s Campaign urges everyone to “Check Your Mate”

Published on February 11, 2014

E-cards grab attention to educate about cancer prevention and early detection

February 11, 2014

Melissa Merson
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(Alexandria, Va.) – The Prevent Cancer Foundation launched an attention grabbing, tongue-in-cheek campaign using edgy, humorous e-cards to remind everyone that Valentine’s Day is a good time to “Check Your Mate” for troublesome signs of cancer.

The campaign includes six e-cards that can be downloaded and shared with loved ones and friends to remind them that you care for them and to “Check Your Mate.” You can share the cards via Facebook, Twitter, or other social media or email by visiting

“Cancer screening is a serious thing, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun while reminding folks to help check their partners for any signs that might need further investigation by a medical professional, “ said Jan Bresch, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Prevent Cancer Foundation. “You may not think checking your mate is romantic, but what’s more romantic than saving your partner’s life by detecting cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage?”

The Check Your Mate campaign urges everyone to get in the habit of exploring their partner’s body and performing body checks on a regular basis. You may or may not find anything out of the ordinary but you and your partner will have fun doing it!

The Prevent Cancer Foundation website has information on different forms of cancer and materials on education and early detection Visit to learn more.

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About the Prevent Cancer Foundation:
The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is to save lives through cancer prevention and early detection Founded in 1985, the Foundation has provided more than $134 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education, advocacy and community outreach nationwide. For more information, please visit


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