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Getting the message about Breast Cancer and Breast Health to all women of color.The Mission of the Sassy Survivor Foundation is to bring Awareness and Resources to Women of Color regarding breast health, breast cancer and nutrition, to connect Breast Cancer Patients and Survivors to the resources that may be lacking or may impede a diagnosed woman’s survival success. The Sassy Survivor Foundation is committed to educating Women of Color on the life-saving benefits of early detection, behavioral changes and to end high breast cancer mortality rates among all Women of Color.
DeBorrah Carter started the Sassy Survivor Foundation to provide education and awareness of Breast Health and Breast Cancer to All Women of Color. DeBorrah, an eleven year breast cancer survivor was diagnosed in 2001 with Stage 2+, estrogen receptor positive breast cancer. Placing God first, as The Navigator of her care and through the loving support of family and friends, she emerged with the mission of "Making Awareness A Priority," the trademark for the Ministry known as Sassy Survivor.
The Sassy Survivor Foundation provides services for the newly diagnosed and/or in treatment survivor, such as transportation to care, in home cleaning services, meals and emotional support for survivors as well as for care givers. Ongoing services are provided for long term survivors as well, such as nutritional counseling, fitness awarenss, support group, mentoring, survivor care plans and education to reduce the risks of recurrence and assist in a better quality of life, therefore increasing life expectancy. In 2012, Grant Subsidies have been administered to those having to make the difficult choice of foregoing treatment for lack of resources. The foundation provides an application and needs assessment. Each case is reviewed by the Board of Directors.
Through education and early detection, women’s lives will be saved. Through education and awareness women will understand the importance of treating their health as a precious jewel; take better care of their health, body, mind and spirit to decrease the risk factors associated with breast cancer. This is accomplished through psycho-social support, public awareness seminars, collaboration with advocacy organizations, community groups, one-one counseling, multi-media and health care professionals.
- DeBorrah Carter
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