Today was my first Mammosine experience and it was a blast! It's an honor to keep this wonderful tradition going that Debbie Ray and Bernadette Lee started years ago! I am 47 years old, which is prime age for mammograms, and I have seen so many friends battle breast cancer. It's very important that we continue to educate ladies on the importance of mammograms! It is a fact that about 1 in 8 US women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. It's also a fact that detection and prompt treatment save lives!

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For those of you who don't know, KTDY partners with the Breast Center of Acadiana and Limousines Ltd to do the "Mammosine" in October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For two weeks, during the CJ and Jenn Morning Show, we got qualifiers on the air. These qualifiers all won a free mammogram and a prize bag full of "Boobie Prizes" from very generous local businesses. We picked 2 winners out of all of the qualifiers and they were each able to invite a friend to join Bernadette Lee and me in the Mammosine from Limousines Ltd! We started off the party in the KTDY studio with Mr. Bobby, the best driver EVER, who brought all the ladies gift bags! We all hopped in the Mammosine and went to the Breast Center of Acadiana to get our mammograms! I have to say, getting your mammogram with a group of fun ladies makes it so much better! Breast Center of Acadiana gave everyone a goodie bag which included fun little gifts and pink ponchos, perfect for the rainy day! Then, we headed to Romacelli in River Ranch to celebrate with a delicious lunch! We had the best time! On our way back to KTDY, we had some super yummy cake and popcorn from Nothing Bundt Cake! OMG YUM!!!

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Doesn't that sound like an absolute blast?! Maybe you'll join us next year! Just remember, to take charge of your health and please talk to your doctor, and if it's time, get your mammogram!

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Thank you to the following local businesses that donated so many great "Boobie Prizes":
CAROLINE & CO - Corkcicle & Swell bottles
SPA MIZAN - Aveda product goodie bag
NOTHING BUNDT CAKES - A Bundlette
ORANGE THEORY - A free class
BAIN AMOUR BATH & BODY - 6 pack of bath bombs
ALL ABOUT YOU - Armband key ring
SOUTHERN BRUSH SALON - $35 (shampoo, cut & style)
ACKAL'S PHARMACY - Orleans candle
DREAM NAILS - $25 pedicure

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