Posted on 10/26/2010at 10:36 PM
My dear friend, artist, and cancer survivor, Wilhelmina Grant, has started an organization called SISTAAH - Survivors Inspiring Sisters Through Art & Advocacy for Health. If you or anyone you love has been a victim of breast cancer, please support this organization.
The mission of Survivors Inspiring Sisters Through Art & Advocacy for Health, Inc. (SISTAAH) is to inform and educate the community with visual art as a medium to increase awareness of the benefits of early detection of breast cancer. Improvement of survival rates is crucial for African-American women - a population which suffers a disproportionately high rate of mortality despite being diagnosed less often than women in other ethnic groups. Art with a purpose can be experienced by connecting the community to breast health resource information in tandem with SISTAAH's innovative, non-threatening methodology - discussion/visual art exhibition.