Image Credit: Sisters Network Inc.
The Sisters Network is a national African American breast cancer survivorship organization. The mission of the Sisters Network is to raise awareness of the devastating impact breast cancer has on the African American community.
Did you know?
- The breast cancer mortality rate for African American women is 36% higher than white women.
- Breast cancer incidence rate among younger African American (under 40) is higher than white women.
- Research shows that aggressive tumor characteristics are more common in African American women than white women.
- Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death among African American women.
(source: American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures for African Americans 2011-2012)
How Sisters Network helps women:
- BREAST CANCER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (B-CAP) provides financial support to women facing financial challenges after diagnosis. The program has been in existence since 2006 and provides financial assistance for mammograms, co-pay, office visits, prescriptions, medical related lodging and transportation.
- PINK RIBBON AWARENESS INITIATIVE is Sisters’ national faith-based educational outreach program that reaches women in church with information on how to access breast care services and resources.
- GIFT FOR LIFE BLOCK WALK® allows breast cancer survivors to partner with volunteers and canvas door-to-door in the African American community to distribute breast health education brochures, resource information, and pink ribbons. Free mammograms are also offered by a mobile unit at select Sisters Network® Inc, affiliate chapters.
The Sisters Network is currently having open registration for their 3rd Annual National African American Breast Cancer Stop the Silence® 5K Walk/Run, which will take place on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 at Discovery Green Park in Downtown Houston, Texas.
Early Bird Registration (Now until December 31, 2011)