Sistahs Surviving Breast Cancer is an awesome organization! Before the founding member Jackie Brown lost her battle with cancer, she was always supportive and encouraging to my best friend Tisha Cassaway! They are both in heaven having a hallelujah good time! No more pain and suffering!
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 have been a member of this support group since its beginning. It has been a wonderful experience for me since my diagnosis. I know my family loves me but they cannot understand how it feels to go through breast cancer, no matter how they try. Being a part of a group of women who can totally relate to what you are talking about is such an inspiration. Everyone is very upbeat and excited about life. We continuously lift each others spirits (sometimes we even cry together, but we do not make that a habit). When new women come to the group they are welcomed with open arms and know that they are not alone!
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.
Sistah's Surviving Breast Cancer (SSBC) provided support through personal testimonies, referrals, education, community volunteer/activities, and sistah communication. I appreciate their ongoing efforts to raise awareness in our community and thank SSBC for their services.