MISSION:
TO ELIMINATE BREAST CANCER DISPARITIES FOR BLACK WOMEN THROUGH
ADVOCACY, EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND EMPOWERMENT

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ending disparities

A combination of two organizations R.E.D. Alliance and Pink-4-Ever, Inc., Pink-4-Ever Ending Disparities drew from previous experiences, dedicating all efforts now to advocacy and supporting women from screening through diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. 

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ADVOCACY

• Breast Health Advocate Initiative – training women to serve as advocates within the community, providing breast health information, support and connections to resources for women undergoing diagnostic tests and treatment

• Junior Ambassadors Initiative – mentoring and leadership skills development for high school and college students, focusing on self-advocacy and promoting healthy lifestyle choices among their peers
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EDUCATION

• Stay Alert, Stay Alive Breast Health Summit – two-day conference bringing together patients, caregivers, researchers, health providers to share latest on clinical trials, research

• Faith-Based Initiative – partnering with predominantly Black church congregations to address the breast health needs of their members through breast health advocate support and hosting Pink Sundays and other breast health educational events

• Community Outreach & Education – providing information and education workshops at schools, businesses, health fairs and other community events
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RESEARCH

• Trailblazer Award Study - partnering with researchers from the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering at Purdue University to study disparities in breast cancer mortality rates for Black women, specifically examining differences in the processes of Black and white women in Indianapolis as they seek and receive breast cancer diagnosis and treatment services

• Precision Health Initiative Partnership - collaborating with Indiana University School of Medicine and IU Simon Cancer Center researchers to identify why Black women with breast cancer are experiencing poorer health outcomes, to encourage more Black women to participate in research and clinical trials and to develop better health care, treatment and prevention strategies for Black women
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EMPOWERMENT

• Screening Mammography Assistance – facilitating free screening mammograms for uninsured women or women facing other barriers to accessing free or low-cost screening services

• Nadine Whitlock Hayes Legacy Fund – providing financial assistance to women in treatment and help with the cost of genetic counseling and testing

• S.I.S. (Sisters Inspired to Stand) – a support and empowerment group for breast cancer survivors and caregivers

• Power Trip – granting patients and their families much needed vacation and respite care

• God’s Pharmacy - our farmer’s market style exhibit through which we encourage women to reduce their breast cancer risk and improve the overall health and wellness of their families by eating fruits, vegetables and other natural food products from God’s creation
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Raise Awareness

Our goal is to raise awareness about breast cancer disparities for black women. Lessen late-stage breast cancer diagnosis and high breast cancer death rates for black women in Indianapolis.

connect black women

Connect Black Women to timely, affordable, quality and accessible breast health services.

Promote Support

To promote and conduct research and support interventions to improve the screening, diagnostic testing, treatment and survivorship experiences of Black Women in Indianapolis.

Our Accountability

We use all donations to support our advocacy, education, research and empowerment efforts.

programs

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