'Tea and Conversation' fundraiser to support breast cancer survivors

Posted at 5:43 AM, Oct 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-21 05:43:31-04

The Sisters Network Greater Metropolitan Detroit Chapter (GMDC) will host its 10th Annual 'Tea and Conversation' on October 21, 2018, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at St. John's Armenian Church. It's located at 22001 Northwestern Hwy. in Southfield, Michigan.  

Guest Speakers this year are Annette Joe, MD, Radiologist at Michigan Medicine and
Evelyn Jiagge, MD, PhD, Physician Scientist at Rogel Cancer Center. 

Sisters Network Inc. is a cancer survivor and advocacy organization, founded in 1994, which currently stands as a leading voice for millions of women nationwide and is the only national African American breast cancer survivorship organization in the United States. Sisters Network is governed by an elected board of directors and assisted by an appointed medical advisory committee. 

The 'Tea and Conversation' annual event supports currently diagnosed women and survivors facing challenges after diagnosis.  Cancer continues to be one of the illnesses that most people don't understand. Consequently many people suffer needlessly because they are not aware of early detection signs and symptoms.  Additionally, too many women suffer in silence due to lack of access to healthcare, illiteracy and poverty.  This event is only one of the outreach efforts made by the Sisters Network GMDC to help raise the level of awareness in our most vulnerable communities.