Breast Cancer Awarness and Survival
Guest-Mary Jenkins (Breast Cancer Survivor and CEO)
Determined to successfully navigate treatment and access any resources available to her as a cancer patient, Ms. Jenkins set out on a quest to find assistance like so many before her had not been able to find.Speaking with other patients, she heard stories of the emotional and financial hardships that people experienced while going through treatment. Experiencing some of these hardships herself, she came to the conclusion that there were simply not any cancer organizations that helped cancer patients to the extent that is so desperately needed.
To help ensure that others did not experience similar financial hardships, Ms. Jenkins formed Christians Overcoming Cancer (COC). An IRS recognized faith-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, COC is passionate about helping cancer patients SUCCEED on their ROAD TO RECOVERY through Awareness, Emotional Support and Financial Relief Services.
Our services are provided to all cancer patients while in active treatment with respect, compassion, and without religious discrimination.
Guest- Jasmine Smith (Art Meets Purpose)
Art Meets Purpose is an art show that will feature local artist. The goal is to raise money to give 20 families full Thanksgiving meals.
The national Sisters Network was started in 1993 by Karen E. Jackson, founder and national president, in Houston to fill a void of culturally sensitive material and support for African American women with breast cancer. Today, there are 40 affiliate chapters nationwide. The national headquarters serves as a resource and referral base for survivors, clinical trials and private/government agencies. Teleconferences are held to update chapters with the latest information and to share new ideas. Individual chapters across the nation help to provide individual/group support, community education, advocacy and research. You can visit the national website at www.sistersnetwork.org