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I'm A Survivor 5k Walk

A Breast Cancer Awareness Event 

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What Is The I'm A Survivor Campaign?

I’m A Survivor” is a 30 day Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Who: Lovingly orchestrated by our College Ambassadors

What: We are encouraging women of color to connect with a breast cancer survivor they know and take a 5k walk to learn about their personal journey of surviving breast cancer with hopes that their story will resonate and encourage you to take control of your health. 

Where: The 5k walk can take place anywhere in your community. 

When: We are encouraging women to join the campaign and conduct their 5k walk anytime between October 1st and 31st. 

Why: To increase knowledge of breast cancer and best practices regarding awareness and screening amongst women of color in the Millenial and Gen Z populations.

How: To show your support for the campaign click here to share your pictures and video during the walk on the official event page 

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Become a Sponsor and you can Nominate a Survivor for BGHF Ambassador Program to write a spotlight article on their journey of survival to help empower other women of color to be proactive with their health and knowing their bodies and early screening.
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Why is “I’m A Survivor” Important?

Black Women Are Disproportionately Effected By Breast Cancer

  • Breast Cancer Prevention Partners notes that breast cancer has the highest mortality rate of any cancer in women between ages 20-59. 
  • Breast cancer incidence is higher among African American women younger than 45 years of age than it is white women;
  • African American women have a thirty-one percent (31%) breast cancer mortality rate, which is the highest of any racial or ethnic group in the United States.

Only 25 percent of African-American women have recently discussed breast health with their family, friends, or colleagues and only 17 percent have taken steps to understand their risk for breast cancer.
Cancer; Facts & Figures for African-Americans
American Cancer Society

OUR TARGET AUDIENCE

Our program targets African American women ages 20-38 in the DMV area. Our target audience is young African American women ages 20-38; these years are crucial in increasing a Black woman’s knowledge of her body and breast health best practices. Breast Cancer Prevention Partners notes that breast cancer has the highest mortality rate of any cancer in women between ages 20-59; breast cancer incidence is higher among African American women younger than 45 years of age than it is white women; and African American women have a thirty-one percent (31%) breast cancer mortality rate, which is the highest of any racial or ethnic group in the United States.