Reston, VA, September 12, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Tigerlily Foundation (Tigerlily) is excited to be featured in the October issue of Essence magazine.
In the issue, Tigerlily’s founder, Maimah Karmo is featured in the article titled, “We Beat Breast Cancer.” In the article, that features three other breast cancer survivors, Ms. Karmo talks about how breast cancer empowered her as a survivor, the importance of being your own best advocate, early detection and being empowered.
She shares with Essence her own experience going through breast cancer and discusses how important it is to promote breast cancer awareness. As a young, African survivor, Ms. Karmo is aware of the high risks that young women and black women face. According to the American Cancer Society, 11,100 women diagnosed with breast cancer this year will be under age 40, and more than 1,100 of those women will die because young women’s cancers are generally more aggressive and result in lower survival rates. Also, African American women are more likely to die of this disease. According to Maimah Karmo, “Each of us, women and men, has a responsibility to our community. Breast cancer, in particular, affects each and every one of us. Breast cancer advocacy is not a once a year event, it is not just about wearing a ribbon or participating in a walk. Breast cancer is an everyday event.”
Tigerlily Foundation is dedicated to working to ending these statistics and empowering women to be responsible and educated when it comes to their health. Tigerlily is also dedicated to community outreach, via speaking, participating in educational programs, providing support though their Chemotherapy Buddy Program, Survivor Support Group and other programs.
To learn more about Tigerlily Foundation and how you can help, or if you would like to sponsor their programs, visit www.tigerlilyfoundation.org.