Tigerlily Foundation's 1st Metastatic Breast Cancer Disparities – Listening Summit

"Listen Up" as We Round out Women's History and into National Minority Health Month
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WASHINGTON - March 20, 2019 - PRLog -- Approximately 150,000 people in the U.S. have Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC), which annually claims more than 40,000 lives a year. The African-American community is disproportionately impacted by MBC yet have lower enrollment in clinical trials and often go underrepresented in the conversation on the unique needs of women living with stage 4 breast cancer. This Women's History Month, Tigerlily Foundation is partnering to mobilize young women of color to reduce breast cancer disparities through a first ever Metastatic Breast Cancer Disparities Listening Summit on March 20, 2019. Young women, patients, caregivers, community leaders, creators, healthcare providers, advocates, researchers, policymakers and the family of the immortal Henrietta Lacks will gather in our nation's capital to take this first step in engaging the African-American community, centered on understanding the gaps, misperceptions and barriers to educate young women of color on metastatic breast cancer.

WHAT:          Metastatic Breast Cancer Disparities Listening Summit

WHEN:          March 20, 2019

10 A.M. – 4 P.M.

         Grand Hyatt Washington, Penn Quarter A | B Room

1000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

CONTACT:          Thomasina Perkins-Washington, Publicist, 202.486.0698, media@capitolpublicrelations.com

WHO:          Key Attendees:

Maimah Karmo, Founder & CEO | Tigerlily Foundation

David Lacks, Jr., Grandson of Henrietta Lacks | The Lacks Family

Markette Sheppard, Great Day Washington Host | WUSA 9

Dr. Lori Wilson, Division Chief of Surgical Oncology | Howard University

Jasmine Jones, Founder & COO | Cherry Blossom Intimates | Forbes 30 Under 30

EXTRAS:          Interview, photo and video opportunities

         Follow: @TigerlilyCares   Share: #ListenUpMBC

About Tigerlily Foundation:   Tigerlily Foundation is a leading national breast cancer organization whose mission is to educate, empower, advocate for and provide support to young women 15-45—before, during and after breast cancer. This foundation contains more than 300 volunteers nationwide, providing breast health, wellness and transformational programs to young women in more than 43 states. To learn more, visit http://tigerlilyfoundation.org.

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