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"Meet The Need": Day 6 of 50 | Throw A Party. Save a Life.

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Listen: On day 6 of 50 in our Meet The Need campaign, we learn about the YMCA's Bosom Buddies initiative. We may not be in breast cancer awareness month anymore, but the message is still vital --a young project that's still growing, Bosom Buddies is a breast cancer and health awareness program that makes learning about a potentially intimidating topic comfortable and accessible by hosting informational sessions that have a feeling of a party or friendly get-together.

-First, we get an overview of the work they do at Bosom Buddies from Janet McMahon:

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-Having seen them happen herself, Jeannie Barry-Matos describes the scene of a Bosom Buddy party:

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-In this piece, we hear an answer to the question "Why would a woman not get checked?"

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-Finally, we hear a story from Jeannie about a woman who was able to conquer her fears with help from Bosom Buddies:

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This year, we ask you to adopt one or two organizations that connect with you. Want to get involved with the YMCA's Bosom Buddies? Donate, volunteer, or check out their work yourself. And you can start at the Miltown Divas website or contact them.