Komen Inland Empire celebration to discuss African American breast cancer disparities

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Valley News - Health

A physician, educator, author and a science adviser will lead a virtual celebration of cancer survivorship and hope in the morning Thursday, Aug. 27, regarding breast disparities among African American women.

The virtual celebration, which begins at 9 a.m. on Facebook and Instagram at Susan G. Komen Inland Empire @SKGIE or #CircleofPromise2020, will feature Dr. Lisa Newman, a Komen Scholar who will discuss the science behind what makes African American women’s breast cancer different from other women.

Also on the panel is Sandra Finestone, Ph.D., Komen Inland Empire past board president and Komen Advocate in Science; Kara Adams, author of “Hidden Treasure: 5 Steps to Transformational Self-Love” and Margaret Hill, Ph.D., trustee with the San Bernardino City Unified School District.

Other guest speakers will include male breast cancer survivor, David L. Taylor, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at Loma Linda University’s School of Religion, and Teslyn Henry-King, program coordinator of public health with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health’s nutrition program, who will share healthy recipes and cooking tips.

There will be a Q&A session, following the virtual celebration and will conclude at approximately 11 a.m.

Gary and Kay Maxwell, performers from the Jazz Exchange, will offer music to greet participants. The invocation will be given by Joshua Beckley, senior pastor from Ecclesia Christian Fellowship.

There is a suggested $20 donation to the Susan G. Komen Inland Empire Breast Cancer Treatment Assistance Program for women and men in the local community in the Inland Empire. Early registrants, before Aug. 17, were provided a Komen Inland Empire Circle of Promise hand fan.

Tony Ault can be reached by email at tault@reedermedia.com.