According to a report from the American Cancer Society, African Americans have the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial and ethnic group in the US for most cancers, and during 2008-2012, breast cancer death rates among blacks were 42% higher than in whites.
The Black Women's Health Awareness Day event will take a mind, body and soul-spiritual approach to breast cancer diagnosis, treatment options, and ways to combat to the persistence of health disparities in access to affordable healthcare impacting Black women's wellness.
At the event attendees will be able to:
. Learn about cancer diagnosis, treatment options, affordable healthcare, and get tips on healthy diet and nutrition for overall wellness.
. Take part in fun, interactive movement and exercise sessions.
. Visit an onsite health resources mini-marketplace.
Registration is recommended by phoning the Readers Services Desk at (847) 448-8620. See the entire event flyer.