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  • SisterHermana Foundation, Inc SisterHermana Foundation, Inc

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(30.42053,-81.6719)
 

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Mission Statement

To educate the community on the signs, symptoms and risk factors of breast and colon cancer; while providing support services to those currently in treatment for such.

Description

Once a person has been diagnosed with breast or colon cancer, they still have to contend with their daily living activities. Time has to be divided between providing for the family, maintaining the home, and financing treatment, all while managing the symptoms and side effects of chemotherapy.

With the Pay It Forward generosity of our volunteers we provide services to offer assistance with everyday life. These services are provided through our four core areas:

Our Sister's/Brother's Keeper

  • Transportation to treatment
  • Housekeeping
  • Financial Assistance (pending availability)
  • Sunday Dinners
  • Family Fun Nights
  • Summer Camp
  • Study Buddy (tutoring school aged children)
  • Minor Home Repairs
  • Lawn Care
  • Counseling (school aged children)
  • Linkage to Other Community Service

Temp Fades and Pony Tails

For the duration of their parent(s) treatment, school aged children are provided hair care maintenance by professional stylist and barbers.

SisterHermana Scholarship Fund

The scholarship fund will pay for graduation fees for seniors who have lost a parent during his/her senior year or whose parent(s) is/are currently in treatment for breast or colon cancer.

The "Taking It to the Streets" Breast and Colon Cancer Initiative

This outreach initiative has a primary goal of saving lives by increasing awareness of breast and colon cancers. Our objective is to educate the community on the on the signs, symptoms and risk factors of each. Research shows early detection is essential to survival. Both diseases affect men and women. Therefore, we aim to teach how to think P.I.N.K. and B.L.U.E.

Prevention - conduct monthly examinations
Implement - a healthier lifestyle
Nerve - going to doctor should you discover a lump
Knowledge - Knowing what are your options

Be proactive with your healthcare recognizing when something is wrong with your body.
Learn the Signs and Symptoms of colon cancer
Understand your options if necessary
Engage in a healthy lifestyle to reduce your risk

We walk one neighborhood at a time and knock on one door at a time in order to promote awareness and prevention. We will partner with business, churches, social clubs, junior leagues, students, volunteers, and cancer survivors to canvass communities all over the city distributing information and educating people regarding the facts about breast and colon cancer.

Website

http://www.sisterhermana.org

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