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Review for Sistahs Surviving Breast Cancer, St Petersburg, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Membership growth.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to do what I am doing by supporting the members, providing educational needs and being there for them at all times. I would make sure that the purpose of the group be known outside of our four walls and into the community where needed.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Everyone comes together and support each other and welcomes all new comers.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The ladies of this group are mostly cancer survivors. There is also a group of supporters, Sistah's Supporting Sistah's Surviving Breast CAncer.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide office space and equipment for the Sistah's; a place for them to call "home away from home", relaxing, exercising, pampering; transportation; workshops, and provide financial help to other survivors.

Ways to make it better...

I caould focus on the group on a full time basis.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of funds needed to operate in a more proficient manner.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I want to see the Sistah's grow outside of St. Petersburg, Florida. We want to be well know for our good intentions to spread the word of awareness and early detection.

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Role:  Volunteer & When the founder died, I took over leadership of the group along with a survivor.