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
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.