FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Sister2Sister, Inc.. a non-profit corporation devoted to breast cancer awareness in the underserved and minority community is hosting a Community Health Summit and Screening open to the public on March 30th from 8-11:30 a.m. at The Imperia, 1714 Easton Ave., Somerset.
Those who attend can sign up for a free mammogram and screenings for Glucose, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Grip Strength, BMI and more.
Guest speaker will be Dr. Richard L. Agag, chief of the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at RWJ Barnabas Health.
Volunteer awards, music, door prizes and a buffet breakfast will be available for a donation of $65.
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, every year breast cancer claims the lives of approximately 41,000 US women. Annually, 240,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer; among them are hardworking mothers, loyal daughters and devoted grandmothers.
An advocate for 19 years, Dorothy Reed is co-founder and president of Sister2Sister, with headquarters at 1201 Hamilton St.
She knows all too well about breast cancer first hand. She is a survivor and that is why S2S’s Breast Cancer Assistance Program was created – funds raised help to support women going through treatment, The S2s facility is the only survivor-run group dedicated primarily to underserved and minority survivorship in central New Jersey, according to Reed.
Reed visits schools, churches and travels to community events to educate women about the significance of early breast cancer detection through yearly mammograms. She believes it’s important to educate every woman, even in high school settings, so that women of all ages are well-equipped with information to continue the necessary dialogue to combat breast cancer, especially throughout the underserved and minority community.
Further information is available by calling (732-246-8300), or onlie at firstname.lastname@example.org, where tickets can be purchased in advance.