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Self Chec Inc

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Causes: Cancer, Health, Public & Societal Benefit, Public Health

Mission: Self chec is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing the best and most comprehensive free “keeping healthy” one-to-one communicated tools to help protect you and those you care about from cancers, heart disease, diabetes and obesity; diseases that are often preventable, treatable and curable. Most people are reactive when it comes to their health; they seek out health info when they are already sick or a friend has been diagnosed. Self chec does the opposite, it nudges the public about the importance of proactive prevention, early detection and wellness care of cancers and other chronic diseases, so they can reduce their odds of getting sick in the first place.

Results: Many. Please contact our director at joan@selfchec.org

Programs: Please contact our director at joan@selfchec.org

Community Stories

66 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Advisor

Rating: 5

I've been a subscriber to Self Chec's NewsMinder for quite some time now, and it's always had the most useful, easy-to-understand information on health and well-being. With data from reliable sources, the newsletter and website work as informative, well-organised channels on various health topics that apply to every one of us at any given time. Self Chec has given the simple message of prevention the much-needed attention it needs in all of our lives. Keep up the good work!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a busy person, I really appreciate the reminders to Self Chec.

Board Member

Rating: 5

When I talk about my connection to Joan and Self chec I feel joyful when people tell me they receive the email reminders each month. I just wish everyone could be reminded to practice healthy habits by someone they love and who loves them. Self chec does such a good job of that.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a member of the board of Self chec I can personally attest to the fact that it is one of the most important non-profit organizations for saving lives through prevention and early detection of cancer and other chronic diseases. It deserves the support of everyone who cares about themselves and those they love.

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Ben D.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an amazing organization! For many young people such as myself, health is unfortunately not a priority until we are impacted by illness directly. The message, mission, dedication and commitment that Self chec has towards fighting terrible diseases such as cancer and promoting overall well-being is truly invaluable. I’m incredibly grateful to be involved with such an important organization and the amazing and selfless people behind the scenes. We’re all touched by illness and disease in someway over the course of our lives, but because of organizations like Self chec and individuals like Joan, maybe one day that won’t be the case.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

selfchec is a great organization with an easy to navigate website that if full of invaluable information about how to live your healthiest life and the tools to achieve that.

Thea S.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I’ve watched Self chec grow for the past 20 years and all I can say is I’m so
proud that my life was the inspiration for such an important life-saving organization.
You keep truckin' mom...

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve sent Self chec’s free ecaring cards to my friends over the years and feel so good to be able to
do my part in reminding the people I care about how important they are to me. Thank you Self chec for having this on your site.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I cannot express more gratitude to Self Chec for the fantastic work that they are doing and knowing how it has personally effected my life and family. It would be fair to say that without Seflf Chec my life would be completely different and I doubt that I would be here at my computer blessed with the privilege of being able to communicate my deepest "Thank You."

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A truly great organization. We have friends who would not be healthy today without the help of Self chec. They are life savers, without exaggeration.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great website with easily understandable and well researched information. Reliable, up to date guidelines about disease prevention and a support system for a healthy wellness program that radiates the warmth and common sense of an extended family.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The directions said "tell your story and help a charity get noticed". That's what concerned and caring people do all the time, notice and help others. Self Chec is all about helping yourself. We get so caught up in helping others that we don't take time for ourselves and how good of a caregiver, spouse, parent, friend, etc. can you be if you're not around? Self Chec reminds me to be selfish and look out for myself so that I look out for others like my 98 year old mother. Thank you Self Chec for reminding me on a regular basis to look out for myself!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

You can have the best cause in the world and prevention/early detection of cancer and other chronic diseases certainly ranks among them. It is also evident that a cause without a passionate advocate has no impact. I had the great fortune of meeting Joan Peckolick, Director & Founder of Self chec, some years ago. Joan’s passion, enthusiasm, energy and selflessness inspired me to become involved as an advocate for Self chec. Self chec is truly Universal Health Care at its best and most importantly, it’s FREE.

If you love anyone, including yourself, you owe it to yourself to check out Self chec!

Anthony B.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Self Chec is initiated from a mother, in response to her and her daughter facing a very common human plight – terminal disease that arrises in a family, where a husband and father had not had the benefit of early detection. Thus the site reaches out to humanity with all the useful information about chronic diseases, including early detection – instructions for checking oneself, and all the ins and outs of disease awareness and prevention. It is designed as a very human site; for people to share vital information with families and loved ones – info that can clearly save someone's life, if only we are diligent and attentive to read, incorporate, and pass it on.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization has helped so many gain access to preventative health care. New diseases are discovered everyday so having access to preventative measures helps promote a longer life with better quality.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

this organization is so important because of the increasing need for preventative healthcare.  There is growing technology to prevent deadly diseases and this organization helps so many to gain access to measures to ensure a healthier life. This is essential because of the authentic care and passion behind the mission and the message they strive for with every client.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Self-chec is an innovative technology that is a simple idea for a massive cause. Being a nurse, primary prevention is one of the most important steps to take in staying healthy and preventing diseases before they take chronic or acute effect on someone's life ! Amazing mission!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As the healthcare field continues to develop, the technology and resources available to prevent diseases before they happen are incredibly important. As heart disease and cancer lead in the nation's causes of mortality it is vital to have access to preventative care. This organization helps to offer people the access to preventative measures to ensure not only longevity, but a longer life of maximum quality.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As the obesity crisis and other health epidemics continue to rage in America (and beyond), a nonprofit that promotes proactive education and solutions is one to truly support. It makes me happy to see a cause like this be promoted in a tangible fashion as opposed to simple provision of false promises. Giving widespread access to help with their health should always be a core of a good healthcare association- a core that is exemplified by Self Chec Inc. Keep up the good work and good luck in the future!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great company. Great people. Really helped me achieve my goals and greater myself

Client Served

Rating: 5

Self check has provided my grandmother with a healthy lifestyle tips she uses daily to continue her life now cancer free after previously having breast cancer! I would recommend their services to friends and family in need.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Self Chec encourages its users to take a proactive approach it their own healthcare. The website offers amazing tools to promote wellness and help prevent chronic diseases and cancers. As a nurse, this is is an invaluable resource I can refer to patients of all ages.

Michael P.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great website with excellent information! A wonderful opportunity for adults to learn about self-assessment and self-enhancement of their wellness and prevention health care goals. Michael Pagano, PhD, PA-C

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Self-Chec is an incredibly important organization- spreading awareness and empowering people to keep up with their own health is not something many people think to do. As a college student, I was unaware that I need to already be checking my skin for moles and making preemptive appointments. Self-Chec encourages students like me to to be proactive about my health at a young age to avoid problems later on.