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October 7, 2008

Circle of Promise

Although breast cancer continues to impact people from all backgrounds, there are significant differences within the mortality rates among racial groups. From 2000-2003 African American women had a 36 percent higher death rate than white women, giving them the highest death rate and poorest survival rate of any other racial or ethnic group for breast cancer.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has pledged to do our part to ensure that African American women are empowered with the information and tools they need to take charge of their own health and serve as ambassadors in their local communities. Komen for the Cure’s Circle of Promise campaign is designed to engage African American women to help end breast cancer forever by fostering increased awareness, support, empowerment and action.

We need your support in reclaiming African American women from breast cancer! Together, we can reduce the number of women dying from breast cancer and increase funding to find a cure.

The Circle of Promise campaign is designed to empower African American women to help end breast cancer forever by::
Mobilizing the community to ensure that women everywhere have access to the care they need;
Dispelling the myths in the African American community that prevent women from getting early treatment for breast cancer; and
Empowering women to make a promise to reclaim their lives, their health and to be strong advocates in their communities.

Let’s work together to find a cure. Join the Circle of Promise now.

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