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Building awareness, networking, resources and support for Black women and men impacted by breast cancer.
Linda Finney, Brenda Anderson, Theresa Davis, Mamie Singleton, Reona Berry, Elaine Elliott, Sylvia Beamon, Bea McFadden, Carol Fitzgerald (d) and Norma Collins (d) founded the African American Breast Cancer Alliance (AABCA) in October 1990.
At the time of their diagnosis and recoveries, they were unable to find resources and support about breast cancer for African American women. They realized the available information did not address the barriers, cultural needs, and treatment side effects they were experiencing. To address this, they met with the goal to create a culturally specific, easy-to-understand breast cancer brochure, provide a safe space where black women could connect, share and support each other.
From its inception, AABCA is committed to sharing crucial and life affirming information about breast cancer to Black women that have the highest mortality rate in the U.S. and to promote the benefits of early detection and treatment. AABCA provides emotional and social support for breast cancer patients and survivors to help them have better recovery experiences as they cope with this disease.
AABCA is recognized locally and nationally for its collaborative efforts and innovative educational materials. “Being There” has been our motto from the beginning and has expanded into “Share, Support, Survive” as our outreach efforts grow.
- Reona Berry
- Camille Berry
- LaTia DeAmparo
- Deborah Williams
- Debra Dullinger
AABCA is a MN, non-profit, publicly supported tax-exempt organization that accepts donations to further its mission and goals.