Buddy Check: Circle of Promise

By WEEK Reporter

February 25, 2011 Updated Feb 25, 2011 at 11:16 PM CDT

It is the 25th of the month, the day we remind you to do your breast self-exam and ask you to remind a friend to do the same.

Shalonda Knox participates in the buddy check program. In fact, she's taking it a step farther, through circle of promise, a movement designed to rewrite the story of African Americans and breast cancer.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Circle of Promise present the Breast Cancer Survivor and Caregiver Breakfast on March 26th at the Gateway Building.

Knox says it's about engaging African American women through a mix of inspiration and information.

"The idea is that I am my sister’s
keeper—holding each other accountable," she said. "That's the circle of promise."

You can join the circle on Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

The event is at the Gateway Building on the Peoria Riverfront.

The breakfast will include entertainment, speakers, door prizes and a special survivor recognition and gift.

It's $10.00 per person ~ Survivors Free!

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