STOWE, Vt., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Feel Your Boobies Foundation (a 501c3 non-profit organization) gives away thousands of free stickers as part of its "reminder campaign" to encourage young women to give self breast exams to detect cancer. Many of the stickers have directly resulted in early detection of breast cancer and have saved lives.
Nicole, age 28 from Atlanta, Georgia, shared her story, "I went to pick up my friend Kate and she saw the Feel Your Boobies stickers on the back of my car. She thought they were funny but said she would do a self-exam when she got home later that day. Kate called me two days later, crying, and said she found a lump and had it confirmed on a mammogram. She was only 27 and we were both scared. We have been friends since we were kids and I couldn't stand the thought of not having her in my life. The biopsy showed that she had stage-two breast cancer and that in another two months it may have been too late. She is now on her final round of chemo and doing great! All because of my Boobies stickers, Kate has a second chance."
To fund its Feel Your Boobies® "reminder program," the foundation relies on donations, funds raised through its product sales and the occasional partnering with corporations. One such company, Websticker.com has been supplying stickers and magnets to the campaign since 2008. This spring, Websticker.com is donating 10,000 stickers to the Spring Free Sticker Campaign.
"Feel Your Boobies® is excited about working with Websticker.com for our Free Sticker Campaign because stickers are a perfect way to reach young women with our life-saving, proactive reminder," founder Leigh Hurst said. "Our campaign has saved lives! The work we do would not be possible without support from partnerships like this one."
Likewise, Websticker.com owner Jeff Nicholson wholeheartedly supports Feel Your Boobies®. "Stickers are meant to be fun, artistic and thought provoking -- that's how you grab attention, start conversations and build identity for your product or campaign," Nicholson said. "The Feel Your Boobies Campaign is a perfect example of the power a simple sticker can have. When you hear stories of stickers saving lives, the proof of the power of stickers is obvious. My mantra: 'An idea worth spreading is a sticker worth making' and Feel Your Boobies® is an idea worth spreading."
Feel Your Boobies® was founded in 2004 after founder, Leigh Hurst, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33. She found her lump simply by "feeling her boobies," not through a formal breast exam. It originally started as a few fun t-shirts she designed to remind her friends to "feel their boobies," but she quickly realized that her mission was much larger than t-shirts alone.
Since that realization, the Feel Your Boobies Foundation's "Are You Doing It?®" Reminder Campaign has given away nearly 200,000 stickers for free, resulting in many testimonials crediting the stickers with how a woman found their lump.