Monday, January 18, 2010

Loop List M.L.K. Day edition

We have a dream.
Seeing a cure.
Seeing the disease become manageable, not fatal.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King's day, here is a list of 5 links to breast cancer websites focusing on the African-American community.
The sisters network has a great website, holds an annual conference, and awareness events.
If I may digress, when I was a reporter in Minnesota I covered the Liberian community extensively. The Tigerlily foundation is one of the more intriguing bc awareness groups I have come across. It was founded by a young Liberian-American woman in the DC/VA area. I look forward to seeing how it grows in the future.
Link to interesting story from NPR on how breast cancer impacts black women.
Another awareness group, based in my old stomping ground of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
O.K. this was on last week's list, but it's one of the best blogs I have read.
"A single sista regaining her life, looking for love and learning to go with the flow... after fighting breast cancer."

So sisters/sistas have a good, meaningful day, and believe in all our dreams.

Image by artist Lenore Garnhum
you can purchase her bc awareness-themed greeting cards via the link