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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

46 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In my work as a copywriter and editor, I had the pleasure of interviewing Joan Peckolick and visiting the SelfCheck website. Seventeen years ago, Joan quit her job to devote her life to helping others prevent and survive life-threatening illnesses, including cancer. Visit selfchec.org for clear-cut information and tools designed to help you and your loved ones take more action. You can also visit the site’s Caring Card Shop and sign up for a monthly e-health reminder. This website is invaluable!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Self Chec is such an encompassing nonprofit. They cover everything under the sun of preventative care, and that really diversifies them from any other preventative concerned nonprofit. I love Self Chec.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Self Chec continues to ask individuals to confront themselves and their loved ones, to have difficult conversations that can lead to healthier lives. It is a pleasure to work for this cause and with this organization in particular, because of the authentic care and passion behind the mission and the message.

1 Cate E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Self Chec is a great organization because the people behind it truly care about making a difference.

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is among the most outstanding non-profit organizations because the focus is on prevention of cancer and other chronic diseases and is saving many lives. Their approach is a personal one to one communication and their website illustrates how to check, when to check and how often to check to stay healthy. Their caring card shoppe is also unique for conveying a prevention message to friends, relatives and others we care about. Don't miss it. Everyone should go to the site www.selfchec.org

Thea S.

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

Self chec’s messages about early detection and prevention of chronic diseases is so important in saving lives. Hopefully sooner than later they will have the support they need to get to everyone who has the potential to being diagnosed with a chronic disease and their dream of saving 1 million lives each year will come true.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is impossible to deny the passion of Self Chec and the determination to help save lives by empowering individuals to take charge of their own health.

Donor

Rating: 4

Self Chec has provided me and my family with valuable and potentially life saving information. I think their mission is so important, because prevention really is the cure to many of our modern health crises.

Donor

Rating: 5

Joan is truly passionate about the mission of SelfChec and is an inspiration to know. Her efforts and the organizations focus are more of what we need.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Self Chec has inspired me.

Self Chec reminds me that personal health not only affects the individual, but also their loved ones. It has inspired me to become more involved with my own health and to feel empowered in doing so. It inspires me to pass this feeling of empowerment along to those I love and those I don't know, because it is such an essential message.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I wasn't aware of the various ways I can keep my health in check in the comfort of my own home and daily routines. Thanks to Self Chec, I have been leading a healthier lifestyle and it feels empowering to know that I can do this all on my own.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Self Chec is a lifesaver - literally. As a stage 4 head and neck cancer survivor I cannot stress the importance of early detection. I was lucky - but "luck" is not enough. Please pay attention to this website and the valuable tools it offers. Self Chec is a reminder to all of us that we can take control of our health - and with early detection many cancers can be treated and/or cured. Thank you Self Check - Thank you Joan - for your wisdom, dedication and commitment to the health and well being of all......

Anne44

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been receiving Self Chec's notices for quite a while. Even through the busiest days they always remind me to stop and remember what is really important, my health and that of my family. What a great organization!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Self-Chec does what a great friend or family member does, helps you to take care of yourself. Not only are monthly reminders sent out, but everyone is invited to include those near and dear in this wonderfully caring community.

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

I didn't realize how "I" could make a difference in my own healthcare. That's the "Self" in Self Chec. Too often we wait for doctors to catch problems, but Self Chec has convinced me that I am an equal partner in my own health future.

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Jaime14

Client Served

Rating: 5

Self chec is a lone leader on the prevention side of cancer-focused health. Centered around a healthy lifestyle that helps prevents cancer in the first place and encourages early detection to increase survivability is the closest thing we have to a cure right now. And that makes Self chec more important to those suffering today than a cure that lives in the future ever could.

Anthony62

Advisor

Rating: 5

Self Chec has the best kinds of missions: prevention. So much tragedy could be avoided if more people took the easy steps to keep cancer and disease from taking hold!

Advisor

Rating: 5

Not only does Self Chec have stand for a wonderful cause - prevention of cancer and other chronic diseases - it offers wonderful tools to the public to help realize its goal.

Joan, the founder of Self Chec, is warm and caring but also forward thinking about creating new tools and resources for people as we move deeper into the digital and virtual age. I am honored to be a part of the team that created Self Chec's inaugural hackathon to develop digital tools to help prevent breast cancer and look forward to future hackathons which will directly address other cancers and diseases.

It takes a special person and a special organization to fully embrace this kind of innovation and it deeply reflects Joan and Self Chec's dedication to make the world a healthier place by empowering people to make better choices.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I can't say enough about the importance of Self Chec Inc. This non-profit brings forth such awareness about the importance of prevention in health. It is that little nudge we all need to put our wellness first. As the owner of a Pilates and Barre Studio, I work everyday to help people understand the importance of movement but it is that extra step, and that pro active attitude that can mean the difference between life and death. Kudos to Joan Peckolick for her work with this amazing organization and for making us all look a little deeper into our habits of daily living!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Self Chec is quite a bit different than most health care sites in that it focuses completely on prevention. It is easy to navigate and contains critical information for users to avoid the traps that lead to major diseases and illnesses.

The site is visually appealing, which is uncommon in this sector. It presents information in a very readable manner.

I have recommended this site to friends and and they too have enjoyed the benefits.

Steve Fajen

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Self Chec is a special non-profit that not only focuses on your well-being, but can literally help you have a healthier future. We often forget how important our health is and Self Chec reminds us to take vital steps towards a better tomorrow! We ignore small signs about our health and often hope it is nothing, but Self Chec reminds us to take a closer look at ourselves! Not only can it help us, but it can help our family and friends. It's an extraordinary organization that is dedicated to help the well-being of everyone. Let's help it grow and reminds everyone that prevention is the cure!