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EDUCATION * AWARENESS * PREVENTION * EARLY DETECTION * CELEBRATION
 
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WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT BREAST CANCER?

Our goal is to educate the community, predominantly African-Americans and Hispanics, about the importance of early detection practices. Our programs strive to reduce cancer health disparities by providing the community with free educational resources and interventions. Our ultimate goal is to increase the number of women in annual early detection screening programs.  Our two major interventions are:  “Pink Ribbon Sunday” and “Friend to Friend”

Go to our "News/Calendar" for current activities and more information.

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Pink Ribbon Sunday, also referred to as “PRS,” is a breast health and mammogram awareness campaign. It is a free educational and awareness event held in faith-based or community-based settings usually during every Sunday in the month of October for “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month”. But it carries over to other times of the year such as National Women’s Health Week in April and the month of May on “Mother’s Day.” If you would like us to bring a PRS to your church or faith-based organization, email us at baentserviceslv@gmail.com

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Friend to Friend (FTF) is designed to increase mammography utilization among all women, but especially low-income minority women residing in public housing or senior housing who are over 40. We hold FTF Parties with women's groups, communty centers or at your housing complexes anywhere in the Greater Las Vegas Valley. This community-based intervention consists of building-wide activities (including the posting of flyers and posters), a 1-2 hour event including food, raffles, a presentation about the benefits of mammograms, facilitator-led groups discussions.  We encourage and empower women to take charge of their health with early detection practices. We also train participants to reach out to non-participants at their facilities about early detection and B & A’s resources. If you would like us to have a FTF Party at your facility or your women's group, email us at baentserviceslv@gmail.com.

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"Celebrating Life, Increasing Awareness, Inspiring Hope"

Our evidence-based interventions began in 2017 when we determined that the mainstream cancer organizations in Southern Nevada did not have any direct interventions in predominately African-American communities. That year we reached 224 women with our lifesaving interventions. In 2018, our volunteers reached over one thousand residents and 600 women in the minority community during this successful campaign. in 2019, we reached our goal of 750 women.

We use two grassroots interventions: “The Pink Ribbon Sunday Program” and “Friend to Friend’. Both projects have been validated as evidence-based cancer control programs (EBCCP) by the National Cancer Institute and The Department of Health and Human Services Office On Women's Health.  They are designed with equity in mind. Our cost-effective strategies utilize volunteers, without any employees, thus decreasing the operational budget tremendously.

Evidence-based cancer prevention and control intervention programs have the following characteristics:

  • Implemented in community or clinical settings for specific populations

  • Developed and tested by researchers

  • Include evidence-based program materials and evaluation tools

 

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Did you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime?

According to the American Cancer Society, when breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localized stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is 99%.

Many breast cancer symptoms are invisible and not noticeable without a professional screening.

African-Americans have the highest death rate for cancer overall. They have a lower overall 5-year cancer survival rate than White people.

Every person should know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and should practice and participate in early detection activities.

BREAST CANCER PROGRAM DIRECTOR

LINDA HALEY-WILLIS, CHW1:

(702) 985-4838

Email: lindawillis67@yahoo.com

FRIEND TO FRIEND COORDINATOR:

CHERYL BALLARD, CHW1 

(702) 366-6234

Email: baentserviceslv@gmail.com

ASSISTANT PINK RIBBON COORDINATOR

CHERYL BALLARD, CHW1

(702) 366-6234

EMAIL: baentserviceslv@gmail.com

CLIENT INTAKE NAVIGATOR

DORRIE JENKINS, CHW1

(702) 401-7808

EMAIL: dorrietheloved1@msn.com

The Pink Ribbon Campaign and Friend to Friend

have become a permanent fixture in underserved communities.

 

A special thanks to our Partners and collaborators:

NEVADA CANCER COALITION

NEVADA DIVISION OF PUBLIC AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

BRADFORD FAMILY REUNION

THE WITNESS PROJECT OF LAS VEGAS

New Life Christian Center, Pink Tea Party, Moments of Blessings, Second Baptist Church

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Progressive Pilgrim's Fellowship

Three Square Pantry Workers, Nevada Health Center's Mammovan

Breath of Life Family Worship Center  ,Power House Ministries,

Power of the Word Ministries, Victory MBC

Our 2019-2024 Partners have been inspiring and committed:

Harvest of Faith Ministries, New Life Christian Center, Progressive Pilgrims Fellowship

Kingdom Life Ministries Church of God in Christ, Greater New Jerusalem Baptist Church

Nellis Baptist Church, Moments of Blessings House of Prayer

Power House Church of God in Christ, Power of the Word Ministries

Covenant of Love Ministries, God’s Word For Life, Santa Barbara Palms Senior Housing

 

2018 Partners: A Special “Thanks” to Our Community Partners

spreading the word and promoting life-saving education:

   

Harvest of Faith Ministries, New Life Christian Center, Progressive Pilgrims Fellowship

Kingdom Life Ministries Church of God in Christ, Bread of Life Ministries of His Glory

Moments of Blessings House of Prayer, Power House Church of God in Christ

Power of the Word Ministries, Covenant of Love Ministries, God’s Word For Life

To learn more about all our activities, click on the "News/Calendar" tab 

2023 BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH ACTIVITIES

CALENDAR

(Go to News/Calendar for current activities)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2023

VILLA BOREGA MOBILE HOME COMMUNITY

Hosted by Essie Tiffith

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2023

B & A Community Partner Event:

NEVADA CANCER CONTROL SUMMIT

Hosted by Nevada Cancer Coalition

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2023

Special Event Benefitting

B & A Entertainment Services

Shades of Strength

Breast Cancer Brunch

Sponsored by

Sophisticated Snapshotz

Mariposa Cocina & Cocktails

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2023

 

PINK RIBBON SUNDAY EVENT

 NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN CENTER – 11am

1229 E. Carson St, Las Vegas, NV  89101

Bishop Victor Hinds, Pastor

PINK RIBBON SUNDAY EVENT

BREATH OF LIFE FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER – 2:30 pm

2808 E. Cheyenne Ave, North Las Vegas, NV 89030

Bishop James B. Lee, Sr. Pastor

 Adrian Hudson Lee, Co-Pastor

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2023

B & A Community Partner Event

THE WITNESS PROJECT OF

LAS VEGAS

11TH Breast & Cervical Cancer Awareness

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2023

PINK RIBBON SUNDAY EVENT

WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN – 10am

Pastor Adolf Kunen

PINK RIBBON SUNDAY EVENT

PROGRESSIVE PILGRIMS FELLOWSHIP – 11am

5719 E. Judson, Las Vegas, NV 89156

Pastor Edward Cooper

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2023

 

PINK RIBBON SUNDAY EVENT

POWER HOUSE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST -11am

Superintendent Willie Blanche and

First Lady Evelyn Blanche

PINK RIBBON SUNDAY EVENT

TWO CHURCHES COLLABORATING: 11am

 

HARVEST OF FAITH MINISTRY

1849 N. Lamb Bl. Las Vegas, NV. 89115

Pastor Lloyd Hall & 1st Lady

Missionary Debbie Hall

Collaborating Church/Guests:

BREATH OF LIFE

Bishop James B. Lee, Sr. Pastor

Adrian Hudson Lee, Co-Pastor

BOF Church Contact:

Chief Apostle Dr. Beverly Wells

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2023

 

PINK RIBBON SUNDAY EVENT

BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES OF HIS GLORY – 11am

2721 Coran Lane, LV,NV 89106

Pastors Simmie and Bessie Richard

PINK RIBBON SUNDAY EVENT

POWER OF THE WORD MINISTRY

Pastor Vinson Clary and Lady Ramona Clary

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