SI Swimsuit Model Search Contestant Allyn Rose creates her own hashtag in hopes of raising preventative breast cancer awareness.

By Tiffany Bey
December 12, 2018

#SISwim model search contestant Allyn Rose went to Instagram to share how breast cancer has impacted her personal life and to raise awareness on preventative breast cancer measures. 

"One month after my 16th birthday, I lost my Mom to breast cancer. A cancer that was able to develop and progress because “life got in the way” of allowing herself time to ‘know her normal’ and be aware when there were changes in her body," she captioned the photo.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

My name is Allyn Rose and this is my #SelfExamGram. One month after my 16th birthday, I lost my Mom to breast cancer. A cancer that was able to develop and progress because “life got in the way” of allowing herself time to ‘know her normal’ and be aware when there were changes in her body. Hindsight is 20:20 and nothing that may have seemed a priority at the time was more important than being proactive in her healthcare. 10 years later, at age 26, I underwent a preventive double mastectomy, fulfilling a promise that I made to myself the day I lost my Mom: I would never be a victim of my own negligence. I would allow myself time to know and care for my body. And as the years have gone by, I’ve realized how important it is that we remind each other to do the same. So I ask you to join me and to share your own #SelfExamGram - a reminder to others and a promise to yourself to perform a monthly self breast exam. And you never know... you may save a life - your friend’s or your own. Why are SBE’s important? Because 43% of women discover THEIR OWN breast cancer. Not sure where to even start? I’ll help! You can visit the link in my bio for a quick and easy example or watch my story for a step by step tutorial you can follow. Tag a friend below who you want to remind to do their SBE today. #TeamSelfExamGram #KnowYourNormal #SelfBreastExam #BreastCancerAwareness #BreastCancerPrevention

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"10 years later, at age 26, I underwent a preventive double mastectomy, fulfilling a promise that I made to myself the day I lost my Mom: I would never be a victim of my own negligence." 

She created the hashtag #SelfExamGram in hopes that Instagram users will join her in this initiative of self examing. "So I ask you to join me and to share your own #SelfExamGram - a reminder to others and a promise to yourself to perform a monthly self breast exam. And you never know... you may save a life - your friend’s or your own." 

Allyn developed a step-by-step tutorial that viewers can follow if they aren't sure where to start or how to perform a proper self exam. 

We're so unbelievably proud of you, Allyn! 

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