(Baltimore, Maryland) October 15, 2012- On October 18, 2012 Baltimore native and breast cancer advocate, Nicole Logan, will host P.I.N.K.- A Night of Art, Food, and Awareness at the Eubie Blake Center from 7pm-10: 30pm. P.I.N.K. which stands for Providing Information Necessary to Know is an arts and cultural event to raise awareness about breast cancer among young African American women in Baltimore. P.I.N.K. benefits the Baltimore Metropolitan Affiliate Chapter of Sisters Network. Sisters Network is an organization who is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community.
Inspired through her volunteer work with Sisters Network, Nicole Logan’s mission with P.I.N.K. is to raise awareness about breast cancer prevention among young women in their 20s and 30s. “Many times when you see commercials about breast cancer awareness you see older women, but I have met several young African American women that were diagnosed in their late teens or early 20s,” said Logan. “I was shocked because I never knew young women can be at risk for breast cancer and I want to share the knowledge I have gained through volunteering with other young women.” Nicole hopes that through the use of art and education that P.I.N.K. will persuade young Black women to be proactive about preventing breast cancer.
P.I.N.K. features food, an art show, spoken word, musical performances, and speeches from young breast cancer survivors. A physician from the University of Maryland Medical Center Breast Center will also give a presentation on breast cancer prevention. Tickets for P.I.N.K. can be purchased for $20 at pinkawarenessevent.com.
About P.I.N.K. - P.I.N.K. (Providing Information Necessary to Know) is an arts and cultural event designed to raise awareness about breast cancer among young African American women in Baltimore.
About Sisters Network- Sisters Network Inc., (SNI) is the leading voice and the only national African American breast cancer survivorship organization in the United States. Sisters Network Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community.