Educator Highlight: Natalya Alekseeva
Know Your Lemons Foundation
by Zhenya Brown
3M ago
“My initial impression of the 12 signs of breast cancer image was that everything was simple. Simple and understandable. My patients need it.”  Natalya Alekseeva is our wonderful volunteer educator from Nizhegorodskaya, Russia. She is an oncologist who loves to show our materials to her patients because it is better to show them what to look out for rather than telling them. Natalya says that it is so necessary for this information to be translated into more languages so that it can educate more people.  “My initial impression of the 12 signs of breast cancer image was that everyth ..read more
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Educator Highlight: Sophie De Cock, Italy
Know Your Lemons Foundation
by Zhenya Brown
3M ago
“I believe all schools, waiting rooms in hospitals and doctor practices, fitting rooms in shops, and changing rooms in sports clubs should display KYL materials to raise more awareness.” Sophie De Cock was born in Belgium and moved to Italy to become the owner of a beauty cosmetics distributor called Sophisticlin. When asked how she first came across the Know Your Lemons Foundation she said, “I felt the need to share awareness around breast cancer through my social channels. I am in the business of skincare, which is also about skin health and prevention. Logically taking care of your body, a ..read more
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Bering + Know Your Lemons: Time is Life
Know Your Lemons Foundation
by Irene Benson
3M ago
Amidst all the beautiful things in life, we easily forget what is most important - our health. Each year, over 2 million women worldwide receive a drastic diagnosis: breast cancer. What can be done to combat this disease and to help those affected? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and its purpose is to address these questions. Like every year, dedicated organisations will be raising awareness, and around the globe, people will be pinning pink bows to their clothes as a symbol of solidarity. Powerful statement The Danish design brand BERING is also taking part in the initiative and se ..read more
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Educator Highlight: Tito Alvarado
Know Your Lemons Foundation
by Zhenya Brown
3M ago
“For me, prevention is key…representing breasts as lemons [is] a smart move and [is an] easy [way] to reach [people].” Tito Alvarado is from Ecuador, South America, currently residing in Turkey, where he is studying to become a medical doctor. It has been a lifelong dream of his to become a doctor and he has been studying to become one since high school. “10 years ago when I was in high school I decided to make my research paper for the International Baccalaureate about breast cancer, and while researching I found out about KYL,” said Tito, when he was asked about his first interaction with Kn ..read more
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Educator Highlight: Gem Bonnett, Barbados
Know Your Lemons Foundation
by Zhenya Brown
3M ago
“I want people to be educated so they get diagnosed earlier and don't have to go through what I went through then and now.”  Gem Bonnett from Barbados found the Know Your Lemons Foundation about a year after she was diagnosed when she was looking for images on Google to share for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. She was looking for an image or set of images that caught the eye and had enough info to actually share something meaningful. After searching for a while she found a medical clinic that had shared the 12 symptoms of breast cancer carton of lemons. “It shared information that I didn ..read more
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International Know Your Lemons Day
Know Your Lemons Foundation
by Zhenya Brown
3M ago
We had a great day celebrating our foundation with people all over the globe! Thank you to all those who participated when we went live on social media, in the Know12Give12 challenge, and big thank you to our celebrity guest star appearance, Candice Carter. To see what went down on this historic day click this link: International Know Your Lemons Day Page ..read more
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Know Your Lemons Award-Winning Breast Health App is Saving Lives From Breast Cancer
Know Your Lemons Foundation
by Corrine Beaumont
3M ago
International Know Your Lemons Day is October 12 “Because of this app, I found my lump and it saved my life.” —Lucie Cockerill October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – and while its purpose in raising awareness of the disease is important, education and early detection is what saves lives. That’s where the Know Your Lemons Foundation steps in; they are the only foundation doing innovative and equitable breast cancer awareness work in global breast health education and have an award-winning app designed to empower people to take charge of their health. Breast cancer has surpassed lung cance ..read more
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Educator Highlight: Azuree Williams, Bermuda
Know Your Lemons Foundation
by Zhenya Brown
3M ago
“I absolutely love what I do!” Azuree Williams from Bermuda has been a Know Your Lemons Global Educator since January of 2020 and has taught over 250 people! The reason for her success is her love for teaching about health. Azuree works at the Bermuda Cancer and Health Center (the ONLY cancer center on her island) as a program manager. As program manager she is responsible for the development and implementation of all their education programs. So naturally, when her team discovered our Volunteer Educator Program “everyone agreed this would be an amazing resource to add to their free education ..read more
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What is my risk for getting breast cancer?
Know Your Lemons Foundation
by Katja Goodlet
4M ago
How Individual Risk Works Think of risk as putting tickets into a raffle. While you may have several tickets in the raffle, it doesn’t mean that you will be selected. And if you only have one ticket in the raffle, it doesn’t mean you can’t be selected. Risk works the same way. Having several risk factors may make it more possible to develop breast cancer, but it doesn’t mean you will get it. Just as having very few risk factors doesn’t mean you can’t get it. Why is it good to know your risk factors for breast cancer? It helps you to make decisions to reduce your risk where possible, and review ..read more
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Know Your Lemons Foundation: The only charity offering global breast health education
Know Your Lemons Foundation
by Corrine Beaumont
4M ago
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – and while its purpose in raising awareness of the disease is important, education and early detection is what saves lives. That’s where the Know Your Lemons Foundation steps in; they are the only foundation doing innovative and equitable breast cancer awareness work in global breast health education.  As of 2020, breast cancer has surpassed lung cancer as the most common cancer diagnosed globally – and only 2% of women know all the signs of it. Know Your Lemons produces visual content that is engaging, approachable, memorable, and ..read more
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