Susan G. Komen Philadelphia educates women on the need and importance of breast health in an environment that reflects their cultural background.
The events days of fun, camaraderie, learning, and culture. General discussions are held on such topics as genetics, cultural myths, and prevention by an assortment of medical professionals. The event is often opened by a celebrity guest.
Every aspect of the event is free of charge, including transportation from designated areas. The attendees leave these seminars not only educated and empowered, but with the opportunity for a free mammogram and treatment when and if needed.
LATINAS UNITED FOR THE CURE
Latinas United for the Cure is a celebration of hope, life, and the ability to take action in the battle against breast cancer. The event is held in both English and Spanish to accommodate those who are Spanish speaking or bilingual. This event is produced in partnership with the American Cancer Society.
Every Latinas United for the Cure event is a day of good food, good fun, and essential knowledge. Events feature inspiring breast cancer survivor testimonials, essential health information presented by healthcare professionals, keynote addresses, and uplifting entertainment by the phenomenal Grupo Fuego Dance Company. Latinas United for the Cure is a constant interaction of guests and speakers, with informative question and answer sessions specific to Latina issues and culture.
Expereince the empowerment of our 2012 event with our Latinas United for the Cure photo gallery.
SISTERS FOR THE CURE
Sisters for the Cure helps African-American women to discover their inner strength and ability to make a difference. African-American women have the highest mortality rate due to breast cancer. For this reason, education and empowerment of African-American women on the importance of early detection and screening for breast cancer is critical!
Sisters for the Cure events typically include health education presentations by experienced breast cancer professionals on topics such as breast cancer myths and misconceptions, genetics and family history, breast cancer in young women, advances in radiation treatment, integrative healthcare, the role of hope in surviving cancer. Breast cancer survivors also offer words of education and inspiration, as do keynote speakers. Natasha Brown, anchor for Eyewitness News on CBS 3 and the CW Philly 57 serves as Mistress of Ceremonies. And always, the lively atmosphere of Sisters for the Cure demonstrates that breast health can go hand in hand with the fun things in life.
Click here for a photo gallery of our 2012 Sisters for the Cure event.
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