OUTREACH Programs and Services

If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with breast cancer, you probably have many questions and concerns. The African American Breast Cancer Alliance (AABCA) is here to help. Through our Breast Cancer Survivors Support Program (BCSS), we offer information and support for people living with breast cancer, their caregivers, families, and friends along with our community partners.

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Support Group

Monthly cancer survivor support meetings in a safe and confidential place to meet others in similar circumstances, to share experiences and practical strategies, and to develop new relationships in a social environment. Meetings include lunch and special educational presentations on selected topics ranging from cancer treatments, self care, beauty and hair, stress management and communication strategies to proper nutrition.
 
Please visit Support and Survive pages.

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Community Education

AABCA engages in various awareness and outreach activities and has produced various educational publications such as brochures, pamphlets, and DVD's tailored for the African American community of the Twin Cities.

AABCA participates in collaborative community events such as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Association Conference, and the Komen Race for the Cure.

AABCA conducts cancer education presentations upon request to groups of all ages and other community and healthcare organizations.

Several cancer survivors are also willing to talk with newly diagnosed patients, providing support and education.

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Annual Celebration

AABCA holds an annual celebration of our organization to celebrate cancer survivor members, and thank the many family, friends, medical, spiritual supporters and organization partners.

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Survivors Retreat

2 ½ -day weekend retreat to focus on life after cancer diagnosis, treatment and lessons on survivorship. We enjoy a weekend of fun, laughter, pampering, rest and relaxation without worrying about cancer.

The focus is to inspire, educate and celebrate the lives of women living with cancer and to help them cope with the emotional, physical, and spiritual challenges of cancer. It includes discussions addressing some of the key causes of fear and anxiety, dealing with emotions and rediscovering sensuality.

The retreat deepens the relationship with one’s self while providing a strong social network of encouragement with others.

 

Contact us today to learn more about our Programs and Future Events.