Summer 2021 Newsletter
Did you catch our email announcing that Dipsea Hike 2021 registration is now open? We are thrilled to be back to gathering in-person this year, in addition to continuing with the virtual option that was so successful last year. Join us in beautiful Mill Valley, CA on Saturday, September 25 or participate virtually between September 18 and October 9. We look forward to seeing you and we truly appreciate your help fundraising to get us closer to our vision of zero breast cancer. Register now!
We are also excited for the third in our free Health Equity in Breast Cancer webinar series, this Thursday, July 29 at noon PT! In the U.S., our health systems often assume that we have a common culture, including values, expectations and language. By paying attention to differences in culture, we can tackle unhealthy conditions and barriers to health that affect some groups more than others and improve cancer prevention, screening, treatment and clinical trial participation.
Join us as we learn about research on culture and how organizations are meeting the needs of individuals and communities and making our systems fairer. Register now for the Culture in Breast Cancer: Overcoming Unequal Obstacles webinar. If you can’t make the time, register to receive the link for the recording of the event.
Read on for more information and the latest on our blog!
Yours in health,
If you’d like to boost the success of our 25th year reducing the impact of breast cancer and support our webinar series, please consider donating. Thank you!
Christine Jon'el Tells Us About Ableism and Racism in Breast Cancer
Christine Jon’el is a young, Black woman living with an amputation who has survived cancer two times. When we first spoke with her a few months ago, her passion for calling out ableism and racism in breast cancer was clear. We are grateful that she agreed to be interviewed so we can share her insights with you! Learn about ableism and racism in breast cancer.
Benefits and Support You Can Get from Joining Breast Cancer Support Groups
How could you or a loved one benefit from a support group? ZBC volunteer Ruth Riley tells the story of her friend Mara and how support groups helped her come to terms with a breast cancer diagnosis and cope with treatment. Read her story.
JScreen Cancer Screening
JScreen genetic counselor Emily Goldberg tells us about the importance of her work helping people make decisions based on their genetic health information. ZBC encourages genetic testing with the support of a genetic counselor, like that offered by nonprofit JScreen. If you're in CA, you can get $75 off from JScreen with the code PreventCancerCA (while supplies last). Learn more about Emily's work.
Register Now for the 2021 Dipsea Hike!
Don’t forget to register for our free webinar!
Join us this Thursday, July 29 at 12 pm PT/3 pm ET to learn about how paying attention to differences in culture can improve cancer prevention, screening, treatment and clinical trial participation to make our systems fairer.
Many thanks to co-sponsors: Touch, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance, National Cancer Institute, Chinatown Public Health Center, The Latino Cancer Institute, Women's Cancer Resource Center, and Tigerlily Foundation.