Press Conference June 11 @ 10:30 am, Culver City CA

Susan G. Komen® California Announces Intensive Two-Year Initiative To Reduce High Breast Cancer Deaths in African American Women

WHAT
Press conference and launch event announcing the Susan G. Komen of California® Circle of Promise two-year, intensive statewide initiative to decrease the high mortality rate of breast cancer among African Americans. Medical professionals and community leaders will discuss medical findings that impacted development of the initiative and will release information about how the initiative will work to reduce African American breast cancer deaths in California.  Support for the Susan G. Komen® Circle of Promise California Initiative is made possible in part by a grant from Anthem Blue Cross Foundation LLC.

http://www.circleofpromise.org/California 

WHY
Because African American women nationwide are 41 percent are more likely than Caucasian women to die from breast cancer; in Los Angeles it is an astonishing 71 percent. This alarming trend is likely the result of social, cultural, financial and geographic barriers, and is unacceptable in light of the overall improvement in mortality rates since the 1990s.

WHEN
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
10:30 am | Press conference with medical professionals, business and community leaders
11:00 am | Reception including Q&A with medical professionals, entertainment, refreshments

WHO
SPECIAL GUEST
Judy Salerno, MD, MS. President and Chief Executive Officer, Susan G. Komen® Dallas headquarters

SPEAKERS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

  • Pat Harvey, CBS2/KCAL9 Anchor and Komen Circle of Promise Ambassador
  • Dennis R. Holmes, MD, FACS. Breast Surgeon & Director Los Angeles Center for Women’s Health
  • Robina Smith, MD. Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, St. Jude’s Medical Center
  • Representative from Anthem Blue Cross

The seven Affiliates of Susan G. Komen® California serving Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, San Diego, the San Francisco Bay area, the Sacramento Valley and Fresno County have formed an inaugural collaborative to oversee this initiative.

WHERE
The Mayme Clayton Library & Museum
Home to the Mayme Agnew Clayton Library of African-American History & Culture
4130 Overland Avenue | Culver City, CA 90230
Directions and map: http://www.claytonmuseum.org/visit
Free general parking and news truck parking immediately south of building entrance; please call to reserve

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