Advocacy Groups

American Cancer Society Reach to Recovery 
For more than 40 years, the American Cancer Society’s Reach to Recovery program has helped people (female and male) cope with their breast cancer experience. This experience begins when someone is faced with the possibility of a breast cancer diagnosis and continues throughout the entire period that breast cancer remains a personal concern.

National Cancer Institute PDQ® Cancer
Information Summaries: Genetics

PDQ is an online database developed and maintained by the National Cancer Institute which is designed to make the most current, credible, and accurate cancer information available to health professionals and the public.

Facing our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
An organization for women whose family histories and genetic status put them at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer, and for families in which BRCA gene change may be present.

Telephone: 1-866-824-7475

The National Witness Project Inc.®
The Witness Project® is a culturally competent, community-based, breast and cervical cancer education program through which cancer survivors and lay health advisers increase awareness, knowledge, screening, and early detection behaviors in the African-Americanpopulation in an effort to reduce the mortality and morbidity from cancer.

Sistahs Surviving Breast Cancer Inc.
Sistahs Surviving Breast Cancer, Inc. (SSBC) was formed by Jacqueline Y. “JB” Brown as a faith based support group in the greater Tampa Bay Area. JB’s main goal for forming SSBC was to reduce the disparities in breast cancer deaths, treatment and recovery and to dispel the myths in African American and other minority communities by:

  • Increasing breast health
  • Increasing early detection awareness
  • Increasing education of methods available

In 2008 founder, Jackie Brown’s life was cut short due to breast cancer. Today, SSBC’s goals remain the same.

Faces of Courage  Inc.
Faces of Courage, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization providing life enriching experiences to kids, women and families touched by cancer and/or blood disorders. Faces of Courage is the first organization in the nation to tailor a women’s weekend camp for minority cancer survivors and is considered a leader in minority outreach and education.

Komen Circle of Promise
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Circle of Promise has pledged empowers African American women  with the information and tools. The Circle of Promise movement is designed to engage African American women to be ambassadors in their local communities by fostering increased awareness, support, empowerment and action.