BDO & Sisters Network Partner For Breast Cancer Awareness
BlackDoctor.org Launches Partnership with Sisters Network® Inc., the Nation’s Only African-American Breast Cancer Survivorship Organization
Sisters Network members will be featured in BlackDoctor.org’s award-winning “My Story” series
CHICAGO [June 8, 2017] – BlackDoctor.org (BDO) and Sisters Network® Inc. officially announced their partnership to bring national attention to the powerful breast cancer survivor stories of Black women and raise awareness of the devastating impact breast cancer has in the Black community. The content partnership between the two organizations will feature monthly stories from Sisters Network® Inc. members as part of BlackDoctor.org’s Stevie Award-winning “My Story” series.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Black women and the second most common cause of cancer death in Black women, according to statistics from the American Cancer Society (ACS). Since 1994, Sisters Network Inc. has been a leading voice and the only national African American breast cancer survivorship organization in the U.S. Currently, there are more than 30 affiliate survivor-run chapters nationwide, with a membership of over 15 states.
Now in its 12th year, BlackDoctor.org reaches over 30 million readers monthly and engages more than 1.5 followers on Facebook with culturally-relevant content that gives African Americans access to critical health information and empowers them to act on it.
As two leaders in the Black health space, combining efforts made perfect sense. “Our primary reader is a Black woman. She is someone’s daughter, wife, sister, friend, auntie, co-worker. Breast cancer affects all of us and we must be aware,” said Sandria Washington, Executive Editor of BlackDoctor.org. “By sharing the personal stories of survivors we not only give millions of Black women hope, but we’re also helping to stop the silence around discussing cancer in our families and communities.”
The partnership launched with an interview with Karen E. Jackson, breast cancer survivor and Founder and CEO of Sisters Network. Sisters Network was born out of a need for connection and information.