Beating Breast Cancer

Last summer Juneteenth Productions had the privilege to work with the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Nursing in creating and producing a short film that addressed some commonly held beliefs about breast cancer that keep African American women from getting screened. African American women are dying of breast cancer at twice the rate of white women in Chicago. The beliefs addressed in this film have been found to contribute to these excess deaths, in a five-year study of 1200 women in Chicago, conducted by the University of Illinois.

In this 14 minute film, five cancer survivors share from their hearts, providing insights on how they addressed these beliefs, and providing solid reasons for hope. It is an inspirational film designed to promote early detection thorough screening, and also provide hope for those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Support Marilyn’s Team in the Race for the Cure for Breast Cancer

Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure

One in eight women will be stricken with breast cancer in her lifetime. The Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure® on Sunday May 10th raises money to fund education, screening and treatment programs for these women and thousands of others in our own community and supports the national research for a cure.

The Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the largest series of 5K run/ walks in the world. Since its origination in Dallas in 1983, the Komen Race for the Cure® Series has grown from one local race with 800 participants to an international series of 117 races with more than 1.3 million participants.

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