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When Cancer Calls: Lesson on Health, Self-Empowerment & Mortality
Sunday, October 20, 2019
3:00pm – 5:30pm
Authors and Writers Lounge
Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA, 30303The Baton Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, will host a community dialogue in recognition of breast cancer awareness month with Sherry B. Williams. Copies of Ms. Williams’ book, When Cancer Calls, will be available for purchase. This program is free and open to the public. Reserve seats here.About the ProgramThe journey of Blacks through their chronic illnesses is quite different from that of other ethnic groups. Often, the journey involves myth, misinformation, and fear. Because of late detection, Blacks are frequently diagnosed less and have higher mortality rates. Further, despite better treatment options, breast cancer diagnoses have not decreased in the Metro-Atlanta area or in the United States. Learn more and reserve seats here.
All who attend the “Let’s Talk: Candid Cancer Conversations” are amazed at the amount of useful information they receive. These powerful and informative conversations are inspiring and empowering to all who attend.
Lead by 4-time breast cancer survivor, Sherry, these interactive conversations help attendees better understand this awful disease. The more we know, the better we can help ourselves, our family, and our friends who are faced with a cancer diagnosis.
While there is no cure for cancer, being diagnosed early will allow treatment and survival. On the other hand, being detected late often does not give the patient a chance to survive.
Caucasian women are diagnosed with breast cancer more, yet African American women die more. “Candid Cancer Conversations” are designed to educate and empower so we can save lives with early detection. And you can get a signed copy of Sherry’s book, When Cancer Calls. It helps people cope and gives them hope when dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Join the conversation by attending an event listed on Sherry’s calendar at http://www.whencancercalls.info
Or, invite Sherry to speak at your meeting, event or church group during or after October.
Let’s Talk: Candid Cancer Conversations
October is Breast Cancer Month. Join author and four-time survivor of breast cancer, Sherry B. Williams, for a candid conversation about myths and truths about cancer treatments and life after. Also, why are so many African-American women, despite breakthroughs in treatment, diagnosed in the late stages?
For all those touched by a cancer diagnosis: current patients, survivors, care- givers, family and friends. Sherry’s little book, When Cancer Calls is short, faith-based, lighthearted and filled with hope. More information on Sherry at www.whencancercalls.info
No registration required:
Tuesday, October 1 at 12noon
Georgia Coalition for the Peoples Agenda Weekly Meeting
At SCLC Women
328 Auburn Ave., Atlanta 30303
Wednesday, October 3 – 6pm – 7:45pm
1332 Metropolitan Pkwy, Atlanta 30310
Thursday, October 4 – 6:00 pm
NW Scott’s Crossing Library
2489 Perry Boulevard, Atlanta 30318
Saturday, October 5 – 1:00pm- 2:50pm
SW Cascade Library
3665 Cascade Rd., Atlanta, GA 30331
Saturday, October 5 – 3:30pm-5:30pm
West End Library
525 Peeples, Atlanta 30310
Sunday, October 6 – 3:00 pm
Sandy Springs Library
395 Mt. Vernon Hwy.
Sandy Springs 30328
Wednesday, October 9 – 10am
Exchange Recreation Center
2771 Columbia Drive
More dates online at http://www.whencancercalls.info
Please select a date that works best for your schedule and bring a friend. Or, book Sherry for your meeting or Lunch & Learn. The more people educated about this awful disease, the more lives will saved.
Darvian Chester of Columbus, Georgia decided to jump into action when he saw that Google did not honor Juneteenth on June 19, 2019 with its daily ‘Google Doodle’. Darvian has given new meaning to be the familiar phase, ‘You can either be part of the problem or part of the solution’. See the full AJC article by Maureen Downey by clicking on the link below.
Morehouse College graduation speaker and billionaire, Robert F. Smith, announced he would pay off all student loans of all graduating seniors. They all looked in disbelief as if to ask, ‘Did he say what I think he said?…pay off all our student loans?’
Well, well. Most agree this was the best graduation speech ever! Allowing these students to move forward in their career without being strapped with tens of thousands of dollars in debt is a real game changer. It will allow them more choices in their career options.
As U.S. college graduates graduate with high amounts of student loan debt, African Americans tend to have more than other ethnic groups. It is reported that the average 2019 Morehouse graduate owes $29,000 in student loan debt. And, it will cost Mr. Smith about $40 million to pay off those loans for approximately 400 graduates.
Smith also committed to a $1.5 million donation to the Morehouse College prior to the graduation.
Thank you Robert F. Smith for sharing your wealth and changing the lives of the Morehouse College Class of 2019. You rock!!
Wouldn’t it be great if other billionaire college commencement speakers would do the same?