Sisters Network, Inc.

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Sisters Network, Inc., is a national African American breast cancer survivorship organization.

Founded in 1994 by Karen Eubanks Jackson, a three-time breast cancer survivor, Sisters Network seeks to connect African American women with breast cancer to local survivors and advocates. Based in Houston, this nonprofit now has 3,000 members and more than 40 affiliate survivor-run chapters nationwide.

African American women face unique challenges. Compared to their Caucasion counterparts, they often lack access to top-quality care, tend to get breast cancer at younger age, and have higher mortality rates.

Sisters Network raises breast cancer awareness through such programs as The Gift for Life Block Walk, The Pink Ribbon Awareness Project, and Stop the Silence. They accept donations to assist women in paying for mammograms.

Another project is Raising the House, a facility located in Houston where the organization can educate and empower African American women about the importance of breast health. The Sister House also provides accommodations for all breast cancer survivors.

For more information, visit their website, http://www.sistersnetworkinc,org.