African American Breast Cancer - awareness, education, research & support
“In May of 1990, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer and was told a mastectomy and chemo were ahead of me, it NEVER occurred to me that I would still be alive twenty four and a half years later! I was grateful that my daughter was ‘grown’ enough to be in college by then. I had been fulfilling my call to pastoral ministry and I figured my purpose on life was fulfilled. But God seemed to have other plans for me. I got married the next year, continued to pastor, then went on to be a jail chaplain – I remember getting permission from an officer to pull out my prosthesis to show to a female inmate who was facing a breast cancer diagnosis. I’ve flipped my shirt and bra down to show my flat left side more times than I can remember when other women of all ages have shared their fears about breast cancer. It seems to have encouraged them. One day at a time is the way these nearly 25 years have happened. I’m grateful. And I would encourage all women to get checked regularly. That was NOT something I had done, because I’d been too scared. So I am living by the grace of God for some reason.” Carol, thank you for sharing your story, we salute you!
Breast Cancer Exposed!” Available for purchase.
3 Steps to Early Detection
*Mammogram may be needed earlier if there is a family history of breast cancer.
I was recently approached by a woman at an event that said, “so many organizations only focus on raising awareness about breast cancer, but what do they offer to those that have actually been diagnosed with breast cancer?” Wow, what an opportunity to talk about what WE do! You see, Carrie’s TOUCH is so much more…. Yes, we are a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit breast cancer organization. Yes, we are committed to doing our part in eradicating breast cancer, and yes, we also support those that have been impacted by the dreaded disease! We even do our part with regard to research! We serve the community through raising awareness, providing education, conducting research while offering support to survivors/thrivers/warriors AND their families. We are a rapidly growing organization that has been recognized for our outreach efforts locally, nationally and abroad. We fill a gap. We meet a need. We’re on the move and we are the difference. We are…Carrie’s TOUCH!
Reverend Tammie Denyse, M.Div.
Founder and President
American Cancer Society
Susan G. Komen Foundation Sacramento Affiliate
Robert's Family Development Center
Sacramento Community Cancer Coalition
Creating Healthier Communities Diversity Coalition
Exquisite U Hair Salon
EVOLVE the Gallery
Sutter Cancer Center
Sam Pannell Community Center
Photography by A~Love
Driving Out Breast Cancer