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The Denise Roberts Breast Cancer Foundation (TDRBCF) is dedicated to the research, treatment and cure of Breast Cancer. TDRBCF and its volunteers are committed to educating minority women and men about breast health, early detection, prevention and care, with the ultimate goal of enhancing each survivor's quality of life.
In 1987 and at the young age of 35, as a part of a routine gynecological check-up, Denise chose to have a mammogram. With no cancer-related symptoms, and against her doctor's advice, she forced the issue because of the strong and dreaded cancer-related history in her immediate family.
Denise expresses that we as parents pass on so many things from one generation to another; from genetic coding, excess baggage, to undying faith. She thinks about the concept "From A Mother to A Daughter/Son" and stands ready to pass on her faith, knowledge and strength. Denise stands firm on the belief that the fight against breast cancer does not stop with each survivor; instead, she believes everyone needs to be proactive in receiving and passing on breast health information.
Today, Denise is a cancer survivor of over 20 years. Her fight remains as long as there is no cure for breast cancer, and the incidence rate of breast cancer continues to increase, even among her family, friends and new foundation members. She is committed to getting the word out, "Mammograms can save lives." Her battle scars have become medals in this war against Breast Cancer and Ignorance regarding health care. She is committed to being a voice to the voiceless. In 1999, her experience and struggles inspired her to establish "The Denise Roberts Breast Cancer Foundation" which is dedicated to all women, but specifically for women of color, who do not have the same encouragement or opportunities to receive professional health care testing.
- Alix Muniz
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