August 1 is “Circle of Promise Day” in the State of California. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among African American women. It is also the second leading cause of cancer related deaths among African American women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Although incidence rates are lower, African American women suffer significantly higher mortality rates, 41 percent higher than their Caucasian female counterparts. The goal of the Circle of Promise Day is to encourage African American women across the state to get screened and be more proactive about their breast health and engage at least 10 women in their “circle” to do the same. www.californiacircleofpromise.org ● #ipromise
Monica@sdkomen.org ● (858) 573-2760 ext. 108 ● Chollas Lake Park: 6350 College Grove Dr., San Diego, CA 92115
Food generously donated by Jimbo’s…Naturally! and coffee generously donated by Starbucks.