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I, Pleshette Robertson, had the AWESOME opportunity to meet Ms. Edna Campbell – Ambassador from Susan G. Komen’s Circle of Promise – a nine year breast cancer survivor and former WNBA Sacramento Monarch’s player. Ms. Campbell presented her testimony in the workshop entitled, Health 360 Focusing on Living Well – Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Women at Any Phase, at the 6th Annual EWOC-Exceptional Women of Color Conference on Saturday, September 13, 2014.
We encourage you to view and share these moving and beautiful Circle of Promise videos featuring two brave survivors with a message of hope to African American women. The Komen Sacramento Affiliate, together with six other Affiliates in California is working to address breast cancer disparities at both the system and individual levels. Our state-wide Initiative will enable Komen to coordinate and deliver partnerships and resources that assist African American women most in need.
DID YOU KNOW: Facts About Breast Cancer in the United States
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.
Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
It was estimated 27,060 new cases of breast cancer are expected to occur among African American women in 2013.
Among younger women (under age 45), however, the mortality rate of breast cancer is higher in African Americans than in whites. The median age of diagnosis is 57 years for African American women, compared to 62 years for white women
Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer.