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Local Organization fights breast cancer among African American women

Milwaukee Affiliate of Sister’s Network, Inc. is one of many organizations working to raise awareness about breast cancer and to reduce cancer related disparities. The network recently hosted their fourth annual Gift for Life Block Walk at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. The event promoted early detection, increased community involvement and encouraged residents to value healthy lifestyles. During the one-day event, breast cancer survivors were celebrated and recognized. Participants were educated on the issues and had an opportunity to connect with community resources. Exhibitors and healthy cooking demonstrations engaged participants and live music entertained the crowd. Pictured here from left to right are State Representative Elizabeth Coggs, 10th Assembly District, Debra Weaver, Sister’s Network Milwaukee, associate member, and Phyllis Holder, founder and president, Sister’s Network Milwaukee. Associate members like Weaver are not breast cancer survivors, but they feel connected to the organization’s mission. Learn more about the Sister’s Network by visiting sisters4cure.org.

Gift for Life Block Walk raised breast cancer awareness By Maricha Harris No one wants to be diagnosed with cancer, but for tens of thousands of Wisconsinites the unwanted diagnosis becomes an … [Read more...]

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Nurses, community health workers and advocates work together to promote Breast Cancer Screening and survivor support

Julie Griffie, Bonnie Anderson, Regina Sillah, Nettie Bryant, Olive Demby, Leroy Butler, Regina Flippin, and Sandra Millon Underwood (Photo taken by Robert Bell).

While breast cancer affects women in all population groups, data show that African American women bear a disproportionate burden. Awareness, understanding, and regular screening are keys to breast … [Read more...]