An invite is out for breast cancer survivors and fighters from the African American community to enjoy a night of music, appetizers and beverages, along with a discussion of initiates to help fight cancer in the community, coming Saturday, Feb. 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Village Ballroom, 704 N.E. Dekum St.
“This celebration is a monumental occasion to honor survivors/fighters and encourage the African American and all cultures to stay rooted in their healthcare advocacy,” said Arya Morman, a member of a Susan G. Komen Oregon and Southwest Washington advisory council of leaders in the community, area health systems and businesses.
During the event, Komen chapter representatives will update the community on recent data collection efforts and progress in developing an innovative, multi-year project to address the startling breast cancer disparities for African Americans.
“We’re enthusiastic to take action with the African American community to change statistics that negatively impact their health,” said Andrew Asato, Komen chapter chief executive officer.
Reservations to the celebration are required, as space is limited. RSVP at komenoregon.org/african-american-initiative or call at 503-552-9160