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8:39 PM, May 10, 2011   |    comments
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Two Knoxville women have added a standing date to their do-to list. From the first time they crossed paths, it was an instant connection.

April Kiser and Sherry Ferrell met two years ago on UT's mobile mammography bus set up at the Halls Community Center. 

"I went to get my mammogram and there was this girl on the bus and it was Sherri. We got to talking and found out we have a lot in common. We've been friends ever since," said Kiser. 

The two ride motorcycles, have family cookouts and now each and every year they get their mammograms at the same time when the mobile unit rolls into Halls. 

"We say " Did you get your reminder" Yeah...ok we need to call. I called and made the appointment and made her's as well. worked out great," said Sherry Ferrell. 

Both Kiser and Ferrell are 43-years-old and know it is the thing to do to protect themselves against breast cancer.

For Kiser, there is just one more reason, her mother died of breast cancer. Kiser knows with a family history of breast cancer, she could be at a greater risk of developing it so she is extra vigilant.

"She always told me before she passed away for me to get my exams so I do because of that," said Kiser.

To find out if the UT Mobile Mammography unit will be in your area, call 865-305-9753.

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