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How common is breast cancer?

BY Shelly Lingor ON Oct 17, 2018

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According to the American Cancer Society, a woman has a 1 in 8 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. If you don’t already know somebody who’s dealt with this disease, you will.

Our Buddy Check 12k sponsors got involved because of the ways breast cancer has touched the people in their organizations:

  • “I lost my grandmother to breast cancer after a 10-year battle. After being diagnosed, she revealed she had suspected something was wrong for over a year before seeking help. I believe that, with better education, she may not have waited as long and may have had an opportunity to have had a better quality of life, and possibly survived the disease.” —Transworld Business Advisors
  • “Over the years, we have had several friends diagnosed with breast cancer. Some have not made it and some are still fighting.” —Coldstone Creamery at Beach Blvd & Suni Pines in Jacksonville, FL
  • “Two of our employees are breast cancer survivors. In addition, several of our employees have friends and loved ones who are survivors or currently fighting the battle against breast cancer.” —Baker Design

The good news is that, if caught early, most breast cancers are treatable, and survivors can go on to live long and fulfilling lives.

Catching cancer early is the key to positive, long-term health outcomes.

That’s why we’re running the Buddy Check virtual 12k this month, and it’s also why our generous sponsors have teamed with us to help bring a mobile mammography bus to northeastern Florida. Each of their businesses are highlighted below. Thank you for giving back to our community! 


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Terk Oncology is the cancer specialist of North Florida, bringing together award-winning doctors and state-of-the-art technology, as well as extraordinary patient care and compassion.


Ducora-logo-600Ducora develops, manufactures, and applies technologically advanced, environmentally friendly, protective surface coatings and products. Through innovation and technology, Ducora provides customers and distributors market-specific coating solutions with advanced alternative products.


Thrive 1Thrive provides IV hydration treatments and vitamin infusions to benefit your health and general wellness.


hughes homes, inc. (1)-1Hughes Homes buys, sells, and rents homes.


crossfitCrossfit Jacksonville Beach improves people’s physical, mental, and emotional health so that they may improve the communities they live and work in. 


XeroXero helps small businesses thrive worldwide using beautiful, cloud-based accounting software.


HBD-Logotype(500) (2)Hubdoc makes a world without paper possible with their application that helps accountants and bookkeepers save time, scale their practices, and build deeper relationships with the businesses they serve.


Transworld_Logo_RGB_JPEGTransworld provides services to buyers and sellers of businesses. We’ve been in the local business brokerage community for 13 years and have helped sell businesses in a wide array of industries.


MDMC_Original_Logo_SOLID BLUEMDM Commercial Enterprises has equipped lodging and healthcare facilities since 1990.


BakerLogo_Horizontal_Pink_CMYKBaker Design Build is a woman-owned engineering and construction company providing structural and civil engineering, threshold inspections, construction management, general contracting, and design-build services to federal, transportation, municipal, and commercial clients throughout the southeast.


121_CU_Horizontal_ColorOne to One Financial Credit Union provides quality financial services to the community; promotes financial safety and soundness; delivers excellent services to our members at the highest value for all; and grows membership using leading edge technology and providing associates with opportunities for professional development.


Help us say thanks by giving our sponsor businesses some love!

Do you want to participate in the Buddy Check 12k this month? It’s not too late! Click here to sign up.