I'm bending over backwards for people with breast cancer!
Support me and Living Beyond Breast Cancer and the money I raise will help LBBC continue to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support.
Since its launch in Philadelphia in 2001, Reach & Raise has attracted more than $2 million in individ-ual support! In 2016 alone, we reached more than 540,000 people through our comprehensive website, informative webinars and publications and in-person conferences. With your help, we can increase our reach and help even more people impacted by this disease.
In November 2006, at 36 years old, I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and was treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. I have since become a passionate advocate for the issues facing younger women with breast cancer. Last year, Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) selected me as a Community Connector. I am very honored to serve in this position. Also, I am a breast health buddy with the Breakfast Club, Inc., an African-American breast cancer support group. The Breakfast Club’s mission is to promote the voice of the breast cancer survivor, raising awareness of regular mammography screenings and to help provide access for all women to cancer centers of excellence. Within the organization, Sha has partnered with several programs including Faith on the Move, Breast Health Outside of the Box and the Comfort Kit Program.
My personal goal is to provide emotional support and other resources to women in the St. Louis area. In addition to my work with The Breakfast Club, I also worked with the Washington University Project to connect rarely and never screened women to Breast Health Buddies for personalized navigation and support to help remove structural and emotional barriers to obtaining a mammogram. I participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and the Sista Strut Breast Cancer Walks. In 2015, I was one of several survivor spokespersons for Sista Strut whose story aired on KMJM Majic 104.9 FM and Hallelujah 1600 AM.