A Bit About Us
Our mission is to aid disadvantaged African American women/men in the fight against breast cancer through education, inspiration, empowerment, and community involvement.
Raise awareness through our programs in the African American communities by educating girls/women on the importance of early detection. Inspire to help breast care patents through their recovery and beyond.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Common Questions
Facts on Breast Cancer
Breast cancer affects more women than any other type of cancer and is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women.
What you should know
African American women have a 31% breast cancer mortality rate – the highest of any U.S. racial or ethnic group.
A US woman’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is 1 in 8.
Did you know?
Younger women in general, and younger African American women in particular, are more likely to present with the triple negative subtype of the disease, a subtype that is both more aggressive and associated with a higher mortality.
Founder, Survivor Sisters Organization