We have gone PINK for the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On the right side of the menu there is a Social Vibe icon in support of Breast Cancer as well. Please hit the button and make to number go up. There is no cost to you to help in this way!
And another way to help, have fun and show your support is to attend Raise Your Voice on October 23, 2011.
Join us for a FREE community event hosted by KJLH’s Adai Lamar!
Let’s kick off the local Circle of Promise campaign as Long Beach creates the largest Second Line. A Second Line is a “lively dancing procession that celebrates life at the conclusion of a funeral,” and is traditionally a celebratory component of Mardi Gras festivals. We will Bury the Silence and Raise Our Voice as we end breast cancer in African-American community. Bring your entire family for a festive afternoon filled with music, food, health information and inspiration.
When: Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Long Beach City College; Pacific Coast Campus Quad.
1305 Pacific Coast Highway (At PCH & Orange) Long Beach, CA 90806
RSVP and Reserve your parasol by calling: (213) 738-9240
Based upon statistical analyses of the regional Cancer Registry, the Affiliates found that African-American women in its service area are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer at a later stage and are at significantly increased risk of dying from the disease than Caucasian women. (Komen/ UCI Data Project; 2009) An individual who is diagnosed early has a 98% survival rate while those detected at an advanced stage have a 20% survival rate. For more information about this data, click here.
As a result of these findings, The Komen Los Angeles County and Orange County Affiliates, in collaboration with the Komen African-American Community Partnership, a collaboration of local agencies and key stakeholders, are launching a local Circle of Promise campaign reaching at risk women in Greater Long Beach, CA. The goals are to engage the local community in the breast cancer movement, increase knowledge of breast health and local resources, reduce stigma related to breast cancer and motivate the use of annual mammogram screening. These efforts align with Komen National’s Circle of Promise and Queens of Keeping it Real Campaign.
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