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Orange and L.A. County Susan G. Komen for the Cure Affiliates Win Promise Award for African American Breast Health Initiative

Nearly 1,000 volunteers, survivors and representatives from various Komen Affiliates, including ours, came together March 1-3 for the 2012 Susan G. Komen for the Cure Leadership Conference. The event in Fort Worth, Texas, recognized the efforts of Affiliates, individuals and grantees who work hard to advocate Komen’s mission of saving lives and ending breast cancer.

This year, the Orange County and Los Angeles Komen Affiliates had the honor of receiving the national Promise Award for a combined initiative focused on decreasing breast cancer mortality among African American women in the Greater Long Beach Area. The effort, which kicked-off with an event titled  “Bury the Silence: Raise Your Voice” in October 2011, aims to engage the community in gaining knowledge of the disease through culturally appropriate materials, training breast health ambassadors at local African American churches and increasing access to mobile mammography for uninsured women.

If you are interested in getting involved to decrease health care disparities through community organizing and access to care, please contact Erin at our offices: (714)957-9157 x 25.