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In an effort to encourage awareness, Kohl’s created a visual display in downtown Milwaukee, featuring 4,490 pink cutout figures, a visual representation of the number of Wisconsin women who will hear the words “you have breast cancer” this year, across the lawn of the iconic Milwaukee Art Museum. The installation was placed on the lawn of the Milwaukee Art Museum the week of April 29 in an effort to drive awareness and participation for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Saturday, May 3 at Veterans …
Major declines in breast, colorectal, prostate cancer mortality rates
Cancer is now the leading cause of death in Wisconsin, according to the recently released Wisconsin Facts and Figures 2013.
This year, it is estimated that 11,220 Wisconsin residents will die of cancer. Nationally, heart disease remains the leading cause of death.
Of the major cancers, melanoma is increasing most dramatically, and both males and females in Wisconsin are experiencing an increase.
From 1995 to 2010, melanoma incidence rates have increased by 65 percent in men and 112 percent in women.
Lung cancer remains the leading …
Sista Strut Run/Walk was held this past weekend at Estabrook Park in Milwaukee. The event is a breast cancer awareness walk, where Sista’s strut for those that are in battle, those who have fought, and those who have won and educate for the Sista’s to come! Pictured above are local supporters and participants of the event. (Photo by Robert A. Bell)
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Sisters Network® Inc., Milwaukee Affiliate of a National African American Breast Cancer Survivorship Organization, announces the 5th Annual Gift for Life Block Walk.
This program serves two main purposes:
1) PROMOTE understanding of breast cancer and challenges facing African American women
2) VOLUNTEER in tribute to the fighting spirit of those who have faced breast cancer
Free and open to the public, it provides a way for you to volunteer and fight back. Spread the word about the power of early detection and treatment. Provide resource bags in the Sherman Park neighborhood. Encourage, honor …
In an effort to encourage awareness, Kohl’s created a visual display in downtown Milwaukee, featuring 4,490 pink cutout figures, a visual representation of the number of Wisconsin women who will hear the words “you have breast cancer” this year, across the lawn of the iconic Milwaukee Art Museum.The installation was placed on the lawn of the Milwaukee Art Museum the week of April 29 in an effort to drive awareness and participation for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Saturday, May 4 at Veterans Park …
Proceeds raised on the behalf of cancer awareness
By Cassandra Lans
The NAACP Young Adult Committee is proud to present its ‘Fight Like A Girl’ event that will be held on May 4, 2013 at the Mother Katherine Daniels Conference Center.
This unique event will feature local female celebrities in “the ring” to fight on behalf of cancer research, and generate revenue to support local advocacy organizations to increase the awareness among the communities that need it the most.
“African Americans have the highest mortality rate of any racial and ethnic group for all …
According to the American Cancer Society, African Americans have the highest death rate of any racial and ethnic group in the United States for most cancers. In 2011, in fact, the American Cancer Society estimated that among African- American women there were 28,840 new cases of breast cancer, which resulted in more than 6,000 deaths. When it comes to breast cancer, early detection is key.
As a community we need to ensure women have access to mammography screenings and breast exams. One of the first steps is to educate our community …
Many women still don’t get screened; October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
While the number of breast cancer deaths in Wisconsin continues to show a small decline, state health officials and Wisconsin’s First Lady are encouraging women to get screened, noting that many women are still not regularly examined for breast cancer.
“In Wisconsin, scientists, doctors, and medical care staff are making promising strides in the research, detection, and treatment of cancer,” said First Lady Tonette Walker.
“Because we know that early detection is so important to overcoming breast cancer, everyone should …
The Sista Strut Breast Cancer Awareness Walk was held on Sat., Oct. 6 at Estabrook Park. It was hosted by Clear Channel Media+Entertainment radio station WKKV V100.7 and Sisters Network Inc. of Milwaukee to unite the community and raise awareness about the disease and early detection, particularly in African American women. Pictured above are from (l to r); Phyllis Holder, founder of the Sisters Network, Ald. Willie Wade and Ald. Milele Coggs showed their support for the event. (Photo by Robert A. Bell)
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The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Southeast Wisconsin is part of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting to end breast cancer forever. Komen is reaching into surrounding communities to keep the subject of breast cancer high in public consciousness.
On Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 thousands of breast cancer survivors, families, donors and Race teams will gather at Discovery World and Milwaukee Art Museum Campuses located at 500 N. Harbor Drive in Milwaukee.
Race registration will begin at 7:00 am …