This is an awesome non-profit that was founded by Jackie Brown. Jackie wanted to spread the word about cancer to the African American Community in St Petersburg. Awareness and early detection was her focus. Her dreams were to get into the areas where lack of insurance, lack of knowledge, etc., was a draw back to many. She wanted to provide workshops, seminars and educational experience for those that came to the group for support. Jackie lost her battle with cancer in August, 2009. Her dreams are being carried out by the faith members of the group. Her legacy will live on.
I first connected with "Sistahs" in March, 2008 at my first weekend with cancer survivors. What a joy that was! We had wonderful meals, relaxing treats such as facials, massages, hair and makeup does and don'ts as well as crafts such as self-made jewelery and tee shirts. It was wonderful. The following 2nd Tuesday, I was at my first Sistahs Surviving Breast Cancer meeting and have attended each one, except when out of town, ever since.