Circle of Promise is a movement designed to further engage black women around the globe in the fight against breast cancer.
Although breast cancer continues to impact people from all backgrounds, there are significant differences within the mortality rates among racial groups. During the early 1980s, breast cancer death rates for white and African American women were about equal. Incidence rates stabilized among African American women aged 50 and older during 1994-2007, while rates decreased by 0.6% per year from 1991-2007 among women under age 50.4.
“Embrace Your girls” and get to the doctor sooner, to increase your chances of survival. We want you to do this by:
As an African American woman now aware of some of the challenges that we face when it comes to “Our Girls”, we want you to make a commitment to follow the 4 steps to Breast Self Awareness while also making a promise to be an ambassador to spread the word for others in your community to do the same.
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® works to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 50 countries. Visit komen.org. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.