Breast cancer rates among African-American women under the age of 35 are two times higher than White women under age 35.
Avon Foundation for Women data found that nationally Black women were 43 percent more likely to die from this disease.
Shop for a change! Each of these items donate either all or a certain percentage of their proceeds to breast cancer research, education, and awareness.
Paulette Leaphart had a double mastectomy in 2014 after being diagnosed with breast cancer. That moment sparked her journey as not only a breast cancer survivor, but an activist. Leaphart decided that her diagnosis would not define her. So she put on her running shoes in an attempt to bring awareness to the fight against cancer. Paulette walked […]
Janice Dickinson, also known as the “world’s first supermodel” has announced that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. According to Daily Mail Online, Dickinson found out March 12 after a lump was discovered by her doctor during a routine examination. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Dickinson says that she will not let fear define her during this […]
Can we talk? Like, really talk? About breasts! Breast cancer awareness isn’t just reserved for October. Practicing great breast health is a lifestyle and the…
On Thursday, the American Cancer Society released a shocking new report with disturbing findings — for the first time in history, breast cancer incidence in Black women is equal to that of their White counterparts. The statistics were a shocking blow as Black women’s mortality rate has consistently been higher than any other racial or […]
Every family has a health story and in Jacqueline Sheppard’s family cancer is a running theme. For the 38-year-old Maryland mother it’s hard for her…
On October 20, I celebrated four years of survivorship/thrivership. I celebrated four years of being cancer-free. My cancer diagnosis story is not unlike many other women like me. I was a typical, multi-tasking miracle-working, taking-care-of-everyone superhero Black woman and went to the doctor for my annual checkup. It was there, in the most unexpected of surprises, […]
Let’s face it beauties, we love to shop. But with October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, why not spend our hard-earned dollars on products that will benefit research for the disease? Breast cancer remains the most commonly-diagnosed form of cancer for African American women. Worse, our mortality rate is nearly twice as high as […]
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