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Video: African-American Women and Breast Cancer

Sisters Network, Inc. is helping African-American women in the fight against breast cancer

Karen Jackson, a two-time breast cancer survivor, came to a starting realization when she first battled the disease in 1993.

“I found that African-American women were not united in any of the organizations that existed in breast cancer,” said Jackson.

And that lack of unity inspired Jackson to start Sisters Network, Inc. in 1994. The organization, which has chapters throughout the U.S., offers financial and emotional support, as well as knowledge and resources, to African-American women battling the disease.

And things have improved. 

“It has gotten better,” Jackson said. “We have a long way to go, but it is definitely better.”

This story originally aired on PBS NewsHour Weekend on Saturday, March 28. PBS NewsHour Weekend airs Saturdays and Sundays at 6 p.m. on TV 8.

 

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