Sisters in Partnership
Sisters in Partnership is a program that aims to reach women in our community through education and support about breast cancer. Women often turn to one another for information, advice, and support about their health. The natural network of support that women share can be a powerful tool in the fight against breast cancer.
Mission of the Program
Our mission is to help equip women with the facts and figures about breast health, and help them apply this information to themselves through our network of support. As advocates for women, we will encourage them to get regular screenings, and assist those with abnormal screenings as they move through the process of diagnosis and treatment.
Ours will be a shoulder to lean on as we help women with breast cancer cope with the changes in their lives.
The services of Sisters in Partnership are free and available to anyone who would like to receive them. Volunteers are ready to make presentations, distribute literature, speak to groups, and visit and give support to women and their families with regards to breast cancer. Sisters in Partnership membership is open to all who have a concern for women’s health and well-being.
Sisters in Partnership is an all-volunteer group of women who are seen as role models by other women in their communities. These women serve as community health advocates by educating other women about the important role of regular mammography, clinical breast exams, and breast self-examination in the early detection of breast cancer.
Sisters in Partnership volunteers can provide individuals or groups with:
- Help finding resources to pay for mammograms and follow-up care
- Help finding transportation to and from these services.
- Information and answers to questions about breast health
Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer among American women. One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. African American women are not diagnosed with breast cancer as often as white women, but because their cancer is often detected at a later stage, they are more likely to die from it.
Sisters in Partnership volunteers work to increase the number of women who will survive breast cancer by advocating early detection through regular screenings and exams. Due to the fact that 95% of breast cancers are curable when they are detected in the earliest stages, the volunteers can help to save the community lives and resources.