While they are less likely to get breast cancer than other ethnic groups, Hispanic women who are diagnosed are 20 percent more likely than white women to die from the disease.
You're invited to attend a Live On Purpose Workshop to help find your true purpose – that unique thing that makes you your best. This interactive activity and discussion session is used to uncover or re-discover your hidden gifts and talents and provide you with the tools you need to be the best possible you. This event is open to all cancer survivors and will be facilitated by Blue Zones Project Fort Worth.
Join us for a special presentation by Blue Zones Project Fort Worth at this month's Simply the Breast Support Network Luncheon held at The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders. BZPFW will facilitate a Live On Purpose workshop. This event is open to all cancer survivors so invite a friend!
Thank you to State Representative Nicole Collier for your work in helping to making 3D mammograms accessible to more women!
Thanks to the leadership of State Representative Nicole Collier, patients who are at least 35 years old have access to a more thorough 3-D mammogram at no additional cost. Be sure to ask for the 3-D exam at your next appointment.
Heartbreaking story! But I'm reminded today of this quote by Stuart Scott: “When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.”
Stock Show Goes Pink is on January 23rd. If you want to sit with the Komen crowd, buy your tickets at the Komen office in Ridgmar Mall. Please call before you come 817-735-8580.
African-American women in the United States are about twice as likely as women of all other races to develop an aggressive form of breast cancer known as triple negative. Many believe it’s a product of their race or genetics, but science has found that the risk of this deadly disease can be drastically reduced if parents help their daughters do just one thing – help them stay lean.
7 years ago today, while pregnant, I heard those words: You have breast cancer. I would later learn that I had an aggressive triple negative breast cancer and would undergo chemo and surgery while pregnant. Today I spent time with Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth staff working on an upcoming Hispanic breast cancer initiative. Stay tuned for more info! Celebrate with me by donating $7 toward my Race for the Cure fundraising goal of $700: http://info-komen.org/goto/TeamRoxy2018
Big thanks to my breast cancer survivor sister JoAnn Levy and the Pink Out for GVA for raising awareness this month, honoring survivors and making a donation to the Cancer Assistance Fund of North Texas, which is the fund that supports Simply the Breast luncheons.
Thank you to all that help with Pink Out for GVA! Cancer Assistance Fund of North Texas was so appreciative of the photos and donations to help raise breast cancer awareness! Can't believe it's been 5 years Roxanne Martinez and Tamara Draper Whiddon. Glory to you Lord!