Curves reaching out to women during October

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Curves of Loomis will help distribute one million breast self-exam kits during October Breast Cancer Awareness Month to help women become more comfortable performing their monthly at-home exams. Curves, the international women’s fitness franchise, is no stranger to the fight against breast cancer. Over the last several years, Curves locations, including the one in Loomis, have participated in various fundraising and charitable events to raise millions for the cause. Breast self-exam is an important step a woman can do herself as part of a regular breast health routine. "The Liv Aid greatly enhances a woman’s ability in detecting an abnormality, which in many cases will lead to early detection and a better chance for a cure,” said Ernie Bodai, M.D., F.A.C.S. Non-members can get a free Liv Aid when they visit Curves for a complimentary Fitness Assessment. Curves members have a variety of ways to obtain a Liv Aid, including showing proof of a mammogram within the last 12 months. Liv Aids are also available for purchase by anyone in the community. "Curves has always been an advocate of breast cancer awareness, but now we’re taking it a step further and helping the women in our community exercise good breast health," said Ginger Abalkhail, owner of Curves of Loomis, located at 3555 Taylor Road, Suite A. "We’re proud to be part of a company whose goal is to put the Liv Aid into a million women’s hands this October." For more information on Curves of Loomis, or details about how women can get a free Liv Aid breast self-exam kit, call Abalkhail 660-9735.