42 minutes | Mar 24, 2021

Ep 9: Taking On the Taboo of Breast Self-Exams w/ Betsy Nilan

Have you ever done a breast self-exam? Before talking with our guest today, we hadn’t! Betsy Nilan, president of The Get In Touch Foundation — a non-profit that raises awareness and educates about breast self-exams — is teaching us about the who, what, where, when and why of this life-saving skill. On this episode, Betsy is sharing about the inspiring woman behind the Get In Touch Foundation, problems impeding education about breast self-exams, and how YOU can be empowered with the tools you need to perform a breast self-exam (it’s so easy!). We’re diving into: Betsy opens up about how her mom’s life-changing breast cancer diagnosis revealed a void for breast self-exam education and awareness How sexualization is holding up breast self-exam education in schools The problem with monetizing and marketing breast cancer awareness Simple ways Betsy and her siblings honor their mom Why the Daisy Wheel makes it EASY to complete a monthly breast self-exam We dig into the systemic problems women (especially women of color) face advocating for their health The challenges of taking over as president of The Get in Touch Foundation after her mom’s passing Amazing advice on being yourself and doing what’s true for you An inspirational shout-out from Betsy And so much more! Download the Daisy Wheel app (free): https://apps.apple.com/us/app/daisy-wheel/id1461447061 Get the Educator’s Digital Toolkit (free):  https://getintouchfoundation.org/wheel-orders/  Make a donation to The Get in Touch Foundation: https://getintouch.donorshops.com/product/DONATE-QUICK/donatetoday.php Follow us on IG so you don't miss a thing! https://instagram.com/the.reroute
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