By Alma Busby-Williams, BCAction Community Leader for Change
After being diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago, I realized that breast cancer is fundamentally a social justice issue. Underserved communities experience extreme health disparities in many diseases, and breast cancer is no exception. African American women have a 40% higher chance of dying from breast cancer than white women. This is unacceptable—and no one is talking about it! I support Breast Cancer Action because, like me, they are committed to justice and health equity.
When people ask me who I am—my first response is that I am a mother. As a single mother who has raised two kids on my own while working my way through law school, I depended on social service programs for childcare. Those experiences shaped my life and my commitment to social justice issues.
I give my time and money to Breast Cancer Action because they share my passion for social justice. They are a proactive, action-oriented organization that is challenging not just assumptions, but the status quo. They do not back down. And they tell the truth about the inequities in breast cancer.
Please join me in supporting BCAction with a year-end gift of $25 or more so together we can end health inequities. Click here to make a year-end donation to BCAction.