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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 adnd video during the walk.
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.
What Is The I'm A Survivor Breast Cancer Awareness livestreaming event?
I’m A Survivor” Breast Cancer Livestream Event
Three (3) professional and certified workshop presenters will be presenting on various topics concerning breast health. This is a livestreaming event and will air on our Facebook page and website at 11am EST Saturday October 23rd. The three workshops are as follows:
Breast Cancer Mythbusters: This workshop will provide the facts of what breast cancer is along with addressing misleading myths and information.
Holistic Breast Cancer Prevention: The workshop will provide ways and resources you can use to keep your breast healthy in an organically through Holistic Health.
I Survived Breast Cancer: This workshop will be hosted by a breast cancer survivor who is also a health provider sharing her story along with her professional advice about the fight with breast cancer and early detection.
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.
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.
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.