The city-wide educational outreach effort is hosted by over 100 faith –based institutions and visited by hundreds of survivors and volunteers making healthy presentations to church goers. The resource information distributed to parishioners provides important life-saving information on breast health, access to direct services, programs to uplift patients and celebrate survivors and ways to promote breast cancer research for Black women.
Inspired by the book “My Mommy Has Breast Cancer, But She is OK” written by Kerri Conner Matchett, this event features story time, games, and other activities for children ages 2 to 10 and their parents. Armed with the knowledge that Breast Cancer affects the entire family, this program educates children about Breast Cancer and encourages adults to have open discussions about the disease with their children.
Community Health Fair
Sponsored by Keystone First and Amerihealth Caritas Partnership
The health fair offers health screenings such as blood pressure, BMI and glucose. Participants will learn what health improvements they need to make to fit their lifestyle and take part in a series of wellness workshops while enjoying light refreshments.
The Fox Chase Cancer Center Mobile Screening Unit will be on site to provide mammography screenings. You must be 40 years or older and have a prescription from your doctor. Appointment is necessary. Space is limited. Call Andrea Tillman today at 215-214-1744 for an appointment.
Survivor Celebration and Luncheon
Breast Cancer patients and survivors come together to “Celebrate Life” with the uplifting Pamper Party. Activities include spa treatments such as massages, hair, and manicures, glamour shots, luncheon, give-a-ways, Praise Café, fashion show, and entertainment. We honor Breast Cancer survivors with a day of elevating, pampering, and spotlighting. Registration Required
Real Men Wear Pink Forum and Luncheon
Our MEN’S ONLY activity acknowledges the important and critical role men play in supporting their loved ones during their journey with breast cancer, as well as focuses on men’s health and wellness. The forum will educate men to express themselves and learn how to support a loved one with cancer. The forum will be facilitated by Doug Henderson and Glen Ellis.
Gospel Musical Extravaganza
Hosted by Patti Jackson, the celebration culminates as Breast Cancer Survivors, Patients, Family, Friends and the Community coming together for a Gospel Musical Extravaganza. Also, there will be a performance by Straight To The Pointe Dance School.