The Black community is afflicted by Breast Cancer with fatal results at a rate 10-15% higher than other racial or ethnic groups. The current breast cancer epidemic impacts communities unequally and leads to unacceptable differences in who develops Breast Cancer and when , who gets high quality and timely treatment, and who dies from it. Despite the significant amount of outreach that has been brought to this matter, Black women excessively die from Breast Cancer more than any other ethnic group. In order to address and end the epidemic in the Black community, we must tackle the root causes of these health inequalities. Recognizing this and the difficult journey to wellness made by Breast Cancer patients, survivors and their families, Anita T. Conner and daughter Kerri who are both Breast Cancer survivors, and their family created Praise Is The Cure®, Inc. (PITC); a Breast Health initiative.
PITC is a 501C3 tax exempt not-for-profit organization that was launched in 2005. We strive to provide programs that uplift patients, celebrate survivors, help to promote breast cancer awareness, and aid in research for Black women.
Since its inception, PITC has reached over 100,000 Philadelphia area residents. Our signature Praise Is The Cure® Week of Hope, Health & Healing enables women to receive mammograms and other health screenings each year, celebrates patients and survivors, and educates communities that are losing the fight from lack of breast health education. Each year PITC is changing the story and realigning the statistics.
Our Vision: Black women will have equal access to all Breast Cancer awareness, intervention, and prevention resources.
Our Mission: The mission of Praise Is The Cure is to eliminate Breast Cancer disparities among Black women by providing education, access to mammograms, and support services.
PITC Week of Hope, Health, and Healing enables women to receive mammograms and other health screenings each year, celebrates patients and survivors and educates communities that are losing the fight from lack of breast health education. Each year, PITC is changing the story, realigning the statistics, and is welcoming new warriors that support the urgency for a cure in the African American community.
We fight today so we can celebrate tomorrow!
For any additional information, please contact us by calling (215) 635-1025 today!