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Black History Month: patient resources

February 23, 2023

Written by

Ellie Humphreys, Marketing & Communications Associate, Outcomes4Me

February is Black History Month, an important opportunity to raise awareness about the health disparities influencing communities of color and take action to promote health equity. This month across our social properties, we highlighted a few organizations that provide resources to breast cancer patients of color, and celebrated the supportive communities they have created.

Here are four incredible organizations and some of their initiatives that bring information, support, and hope to members of the Black breast cancer community:

Touch, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance

Touch, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance, is on a mission to bring together patients, survivors, advocates, and healthcare companies for the common goal of eradicating Black Breast Cancer. This organization recognizes the unique struggles Black patients face in their fight against breast cancer and aim to address these challenges and inequalities through various initiatives such as:

Tigerlily Foundation

The Tigerlily Foundation is a national breast cancer organization that provides resources and support to young (ages 15-45) women of color in any stage of breast cancer, and reaches diverse populations, underserved communities, and patients facing healthcare disparities. The foundation has over 20 education, empowerment, advocacy, and support programs for any member of the breast cancer community. Here are just a few of its many programs:

African American Breast Cancer Alliance™

The African American Breast Cancer Alliance™ is a supportive community that brings resources and opportunities to breast cancer patients of diverse backgrounds. The AABCA™ is dedicated to educating and supporting Black Americans throughout breast cancer treatment and survivorship. Some of its programs include:

Chemo Divas Foundation

The Chemo Divas Foundation is a nonprofit group of cancer patients, survivors, advocates, and caregivers, who are on a mission to bring resources and visibility to women of color facing the burden of cancer. Its initiatives to support Black cancer patients include: