Breast cancer survivors, supporters and fighters will share stories, brunch and a celebration of life Sunday afternoon in Washington, D.C., at “Pink Pancakes: A Celebration and Survivors Brunch.
“We are creating an interactive atmosphere in a safe space to encourage productive, open, and honest dialogue,” organizers said. “Pink Pancakes is a brunch with a purpose. Our goal is to educate and celebrate women on the effects and solutions of breast cancer in the African-American community.”
“Our interactive components will provide hands on experience, and intimate conversation in a variety of topics. We are also offering premiere genetic cancer screenings.” Although African-American women don’t develop breast cancer as often as white women, they are 40 percent more likely to die from it than any other race.
Speakers will include breast cancer survivors Dr. Lori Wilson, Tallulah Anderson and Joan Oboite, who will share their stories and personal experiences, along with advocate Brittany Pinkney. Topics will also include examination, treatment, the science and research.
Guests, who can also share their stories, will be greeted with light brunch bites such as shrimp and grits before exploring a full menu that includes an omelette station, fresh fruit display, mimosas and sweet treats such as pink pancakes. Giveaways will include multiple wellness packages and certificates courtesy of 2for2Boobs.
The conversation and brunch will begin promptly at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, with the panel at 2 p.m. and mingling at 3 p.m. at the Josephine Butler Parks Center, a Renaissance Revival-style mansion at 2437 15th St. NW, near Meridian Hill Park. For tickets, click here. Proceeds support Sisters Network Inc., a national African-American survivorship organization. Everyone is encouraged to wear pink and/or white.
FierceforBlackWomen.com is a media sponsor.
ICYMI — Read a Fierce story, “Surgeon Shares Cancer Battle in Ken Burns Film,” about Dr. Lori Wilson, an oncology surgeon at Howard University Hospital who will speak at the “Pink Pancakes” brunch. Dr. Wilson was featured in the 2015 three-part PBS documentary Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.