In this episode we cover:
Why should African-American women know specifically about TNBC?
What can AA women do and where can they go to arm themselves with knowledge regarding TNBC?
What is the Black Breast Cancer Alliance?
The importance of choosing life in every thing that you do!
Know your HER story—what’s your health issue?
Changing your life will require you to let go of your dependencies.
What is SMAD?—Sisters Making A Difference. Create your own group of supporters who can share valuable resources with each other.
Don’t wait till you are told you are going to die to find your purpose.
Your peace is non-negotiable.
Finding your filter for dealing with stress to get to peace.
Ricki Fairley is an 8-year Stage 3A survivor/thriver of TNBC. She is spearheading a movement to address #BlackBreastCancer as a disease that warrants special attention and focus by Pharma. Ricki’s personal purpose, passion, mission, ministry and blessing is to raise awareness, fundraise for a cure for breast cancer and support and coach what she calls her “Breastie” sisters through their breast cancer experience.
Ricki is building a movement and the Black Breast Cancer Alliance to address Black Breast Cancer as a unique and special disease state, with the overall goal of reducing the mortality rate for Black women. Ricki founded and serves as co-host for “The Doctor Is In,” a weekly live web series on the BlackDoctor.org Facebook page. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation where she spearheads the Marketing Committee and directs multicultural outreach. She established a presence for the Foundation in African American targeted media/social media vehicles. She is a board member for the Center for Healthcare Innovation, a non-profit research and educational institute making healthcare more equitable. She also serves as an Ambassador and Advisor for the Live Humanly Campaign and works with companies to provide the patient advocate voice for breast cancer drug development. She serves on the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) Advocacy and Outreach Committee, and the CDC Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women. She writes regularly for BlackDoctor.org, Black Health Matters, the Cincinnati Herald and the Black Press.
TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance
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