CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Last year I decided to have a mammogram and record it. I wanted to show people that the procedure isn't as bad as some people make it out to be.
In 2013, my friend Angela Webb passed away from a brutal form of breast cancer that spread to her brain. She never had a mammogram because she was scared it might hurt.
My results in 2015 were shocking. I went in expecting to turn a simple story and hopefully push women to get their own tests. My mammogram found a high risk breast lesion called a "radial scar."
At 35-years-old, I had a lumpectomy and a new perspective on just why breast exams are so important.
This year, just last week in fact, I had my follow-up mammogram and it came back completely clean. Dr. Deborah Agisim with Charlotte Radiology delivered the great news.
I recorded this one too. I told my boss I'd like to put my mammograms on TV every single year in the hopes that each time, more women will be encouraged to get their own.
This year, I'm even more committed to helping in my friend Angela's memory - and you can help too!
Thursday night, September 29, NoDa Brewing and Charlotte Radiology are hosting Pink Pint Night. So far they've raised more than $20,000 to help uninsured women have access to life-saving mammograms through Project Pink.
Admission is free, the beer is pink.
The event is Thursday night from 4 to 8:30 p.m. For more information you can click here.