Over the weekend my mom, son, and I participated in the third Sista Strut here in Memphis. This annual walk is to shed light among how breast cancer affects the African American community. They also provide a lot of resources to the community.
The walkers met up inside the liberty bowl, which was really cool, and we walked around Cooper young. Thousands of people came out to participate. It was really a great group of people out for a great cause!
Did you know
- Breast cancer is the most common cancer amongst black women in the US
- black women are more likely than white women to be diagnosed with breast cancer before age 40
- Black women are more likely to be diagnosed in the later stages of cancer & have lower survival rates
- Black women have a 41% higher breast cancer death rate than white women
The good news is that early detection leads to very high survival rates! Stay informed and be in control of your health! Check out BWHI Black Women’s Health Imperative to read more about this issue in the black community.