Breast cancer is one of the leading killers of African American women. One out of eight women at some point in their lifetime are likely to get breast cancer. With odds like these, breast cancer is something we all need to be concerned about in our community.
In fact, the latest statistics from the American Cancer Society state African American women are still more likely to die from this disease than their white counter parts. Screening is important for all women, especially for African Americans. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among African-American women with an estimated 27,000 new cases this year. The Celebrating Life Foundation is a national non-profit organization, devoted to educating the African American community and women of color about the risks of breast cancer. The organization encourages advancements in early detection and treatment, and improving survival rates among these women. We will be hosting our 12thSister to Sister
Fitness Festival on October 5, 2013 at The Cedar Hill Recreation Center, located at 310 East Parkerville Road, in Cedar Hill, Texas. We will also provide mammograms for women that are over the age of 35 and do not have health insurance. The event is being supported by the Cedar Hill Recreation Center.