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Breast Cancer Awareness – Supporting Our Sisters
October 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
This virtual panel discussion features Ms. Zolean Bruner, President of the Sisters Network® Inc. (SNI); and Ms. Karen D. Bryant, RN-BN, of Texas Health Presbyterian Plano. Join the conversation and learn more about what we can do to ensure black women have equitable access to early detection and treatment of breast cancer.
The goal is for audiences to leave inspired to advocate, on behalf of black women, for equitable access to quality breast health care, including access to early detection and better screening.
Call to Action: Join us as we collectively fundraise to help both organizations raise awareness and support for breast cancer.
Help us support Sisters Network® Inc. (SNI) by making a donation via this EventBrite during checkout.
Also help us support the National Breast Cancer Foundation by making a donation via the QR code or https://fundraise.nbcf.org/ncbwdallas/ or by purchasing items from their Hope Kit Wish List via https://amzn.to/30cM4Zq.
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Sisters Network® Inc. (SNI) is a national African American breast cancer survivor organization. Founded in 1994, is a leading voice and only national African American breast cancer survivorship organization in the United States. Sisters Network is governed by an elected Board of Directors and assisted by an appointed medical advisory committee. Membership is 3000, which includes more than 40 affiliate survivor run chapters nationwide. The organization’s purpose is to save lives and provide a broader scope of knowledge that addresses the breast cancer survivorship crisis affecting African American women around the country.
As a nationally recognized organization among leading medical establishments and breast cancer physicians, Sisters Network is also recognized as a critical information resource for African American women.
Among the organizations trademark and successful national community outreach programs are “The Gift for Life Block Walk®,” “The Pink Ribbon Awareness Project,” STOP THE SILENCE® These initiatives are implemented through Sisters’ affiliate chapters and are generously underwritten through federal funding, corporate partnerships and private contributions. In April, 2010 Sisters Network Inc National Headquarters made history by holding the 1st National African American Breast Cancer 5K Walk /Run in Houston Texas. The historic event will be an annual walk to Stop the Silence®, bring about breast cancer awareness and replace fear with HOPE as participants from across the country walked together to find a cure.Sisters Network Mission – Sisters Network® Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community.
The Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP) provides services to women facing financial challenges. As a Survivor, this program provides financial assistance for but not limited to: medical related lodging, co-pay, office visits and prosthesis. This program also provides free mammograms for women.
The Sister House is based on a long held vision of Founder Karen Jackson to provide the nation’s first temporary “home away from home” for African American breast cancer survivors and their families while receiving medical treatment in the world renowned Texas Medical Center. It is a sanctuary for breast cancer survivors to bond, hold meetings and receive support services. The Sister House offers the following:
Community Educational Forums – Resource Library – Mammography Screening – Computer Lab – National Headquarters
Contact 972-693-5337 x107P.O. Box 743811, Dallas, Texas 75374 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sue A. de Mille Women’s Diagnostic Center at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano (Texas Health Plano) is a Certified Participant with the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC™) and it is also designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The Breast Center at Texas Health Plano is uniquely qualified to meet the needs of low-income women and women lacking access to care through a combination of internal and external resources. The Breast Center has developed a network of partners in the Collin County service area to provide a continuum of breast health services for low-income and uninsured women through its relationship with local physicians, The Bridge Breast Network, and Collin County Adult Clinic. The Texas Health Wellness for Life Mobile Health Program also partners with the Breast Center at Texas Health Plano to offer screening mammograms in the community to low-income women.
6020 W. Parker Road, Suite 110, Plano, TX 75093