Buddy Check Educates Savannah on Breast Health

Buddy Check 3 is a partnership formed in July of 2003 with WSAV and the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s/Candler to educate the community on good breast health.

How the Buddy Check Program Works

On the third of each month, a phone bank is provided by WSAV’s TV anchor Tina Tyus-Shaw, healthcare professionals and survivors to provide a human interest story and answer questions about good breast health and breast cancer and to provide information on local services to obtain a mammogram


Each caller is sent an information packet that includes: 

  • An introductory letter from Tina Tyus-Shaw
  • A Buddy Check 3 registration card (sign up your buddy)
  • American Cancer Society brochures (Cancer Facts for Women, ABC’s of Good Breast Health and The Older You Get the More You Need A Mammogram)
  • A Telfair Pavilion shower card
  • An LCRP rack card
  • Mobile Mammography calendar
  • A brochure with contact information
  • Monthly calendar reminder stickers.

This program is live on the 6 p.m. news monthly. To date we have registered over 3,500 participants in this outreach program. 

Nancy N. and J.C.
Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion
225 Candler Dr.,
Savannah, GA 31405

St. Joseph's Hospital Campus 
11705 Mercy Blvd.,
Savannah, GA 31419

Candler Hospital Campus 
5353 Reynolds St.,
Savannah, GA 31405