October 1st, 2014 marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To celebrate, Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) has launched a free mobile app aimed at cancer prevention with a monthly breast self-exam reminder, self-exam guide, and wellness content. Check it out!
PRESS RELEASE – Redondo Beach, Calif. (September 3, 2014) –
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is right around the corner – have you done your monthly breast self-exam (BSE) yet? According to Johns Hopkins Medical Center, "40% of diagnosed breast cancer is detected by women who feel a lump on their own bodies, so establishing a regular breast self-exam is very important."
Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) wants you to be your own biggest health advocate by downloading the free B4BC App for Apple and Android devices today. The recently released mobile app allows you to set a personalized automatic reminder to help you maintain your monthly Breast Self-Exam (BSE), one of the most effective means for early detection of breast cancer. And for those who aren't sure of the proper technique, the Check One, Two® guide provides a step-by-step tutorial on how to perform your own BSE.
For the active girl on the go, the app has the latest B4BC info with updates on B4BC programs and events, plus tons of health and wellness content by B4BC's contributors and team riders including pro snowboarders Elena Hight, Jamie Anderson, Kimmy Fasani, Megan Pischke; pro surfers Sage Erickson, Malia Manuel, Courtney Conlogue and more.
"We are excited to release a mobile app that serves as a powerful tool for young women and girls worldwide," says B4BC's Executive Director Erika Seward. "The app is a natural progression of B4BC's 18-year history of educational outreach, ultimately providing invaluable access to life-enhancing and potentially life-saving content that can be accessed anytime, anywhere."
The free B4BC app, developed by Black Sun Productions and made possible by the SIMA Humanitarian Fund, is now available via iTunes and Google Play.
Download on iPhone and iPad
Download on Android
Visit B4BC.org for more information or to download directly from the site.
B4BC (Boarding for Breast Cancer) is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation dedicated to providing education, prevention and support programs for young people and the action sports community at large. Through grassroots events, year-round educational outreach and the Survivorship Fund, B4BC is able to further its mission of promoting early detection + a healthy, active lifestyle as the best means of breast cancer prevention. To learn more, visit www.B4BC.org.
About Black Sun
Black Sun Productions LLC is a leading developer of action sports and lifestyle mobile applications and videogames. Founded in 1998, Black Sun has worked on over 27 videogames including the Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero Franchises. In 2009, Black Sun expanded to include mobile app development and was the first to create a live action sports appcast on iPhone and iPad. In addition to the B4BC app, Black Sun has created apps for Absinthe Films, Rocket Dog Shoes, Pro Snowboarder Mike Basich's Area-241, Airstream and live event apps for Vans and the Zumiez Couch Tour. For more information, visit www.blacksunpro.com.