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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

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5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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!

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

Cancer runs in my husband's family and because of that I want to know everything possible about prevention, for him and our children. My mother developed post menopausal breast cancer that was caught in stage 0 and is not considered inheritable, but I still want to be vigilant. Self Chec reminds me of how important prevention and awareness are--not just about cancer, but also the leading threats to health, diabetes, heart disease and more.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Self Chec does a great job at getting people to understand that early detection of so many illnesses is within one's own grasp. The powerful images support the message that we have to face life-threatening diseases head on, no matter how uncomfortable that is, that we need to look at our own bodies and fight for ourselves. Bravo to Joan Peckolick for creating this non-profit.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Self-Chec was a wonderful guest on our college campus, twice! Joan actively got students interested in Self-Chec's interactive website and e-Health reminders. She also provided our students with a wealth of information and resources regarding preventative health measures, which will hopefully be utilized by them for years to come. Self-Chec is always full of energy and enthusiasm for the cause and a pleasure to work with!