Live! Memphis & Married to Medicine's Dr. Jackie Are Going Pink to Beat Breast Cancer

Live! Memphis Virtual Breast Health Summit is May 1st. Participants can learn about breast cancer prevention, early detection, and healthy living while having a good time. This year, the keynote speaker is Dr. Jackie Walters of Married to Medicine.
By: Common Table Health Alliance
 
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - April 12, 2021 - PRLog -- May 1st, from 10 am – 12:30 pm, the 2021 Live! Memphis Breast Health Summit is going virtual with Dr. Jacqueline Walters of Bravo TV's hit series "Married to Medicine" as the keynote speaker. Dr.  Jackie, as she is affectionately called, is a two-time breast cancer survivor and she will share her journey with breast cancer patients, survivors, their loved ones, caregivers, and anyone else interested in learning more about the disease. Hosted by the Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium and Common Table Health Alliance, this is the seventh year for the highly anticipated free event. In the past, over 800 people have gathered to celebrate breast cancer survivors and receive valuable information about prevention, early detection, healthy living, health care access points, and innovations in treatment. However, in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and a desire to keep everyone safe, the 2021 Live! Memphis will be virtual with an interactive component. To register, visit www.mbcc.live.

The theme this year is "Going Positively Pink to Beat Breast Cancer. Health experts from Amgen and Baptist Cancer Center will discuss the latest in breast cancer diagnosis treatments and precautions breast cancer patients should take during radiation and chemotherapy.

Common Table Health Alliance COO Carla Baker, RN, strives to amplify Live! Memphis each year.  "It's a joy to plan this free community event.  Last year, over one-third of the attendees were first-timers, and we hope this virtual experience will allow even more people to join us as we seek to educate others about pertinent topics and community resources," said Baker.

In 2014, Memphis was ranked #1 in breast cancer mortality disparity with African American women dying at two times the rate of Caucasian women. Breast cancer mortality rates in Shelby County exceeded the national average in all 33 zip codes and a desire to do something about it propelled MBCC, which was founded in 2015 by Common Table Health Alliance, and its 38 partner organizations to work collaboratively to change these statistics by educating women about breast cancer and preventive measures that promote early detection.  Through their work, this area is now ranked #7 in breast cancer mortality disparity.

The 2021 Live! Memphis sponsors include Amgen and Genentech with local host sponsors Baptist Cancer Center, CIGNA, Merck, Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare, Patient Advocate Foundation, and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. To learn more about Live! Memphis and register, visit www.mbcc.live or call 901.800.5108.

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