Breast cancer is the most common cancer among black women and all women in the U.S. The chance that a woman will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime is 1 in 8. When a person is diagnosed with cancer, there is a role their loved ones can fulfill; it becomes OUR Fight.
Black women are over 40% more likely to die from breast cancer than their white counterparts. This has to CHANGE! Access to healthcare services, late diagnosis, and disparities in quality of care are the biggest contributing factors. Deeply rooted in her community, Dr. Vondalyn is passionate about sharing information, providing resources, and creating partnerships with leaders that positively impact the Black Community.
Because she paid attention to her body and regularly performed self-exams, she knew to seek medical advice when something felt different, which led to an early-stage breast cancer diagnosis and improved her chance for a better outcome. Through this journey, she has learned that Black women are more likely to face challenges in the healthcare system regarding access to quality care, and more likely to have never had a screening at the recommended age. As a healthcare professional and breast cancer patient, she has listened to many stories of women in her own community – those similar to her own, those who have survived, and those who have lost loved ones. Empowered by these women and her battle, she knows that Early Detection Saves Lives, and OUR Fight has to begin before the first diagnosis.
Together, We Can Improve the Outcomes for More Women in Our Community!
The Fight Wright Foundation will fight against barriers that collectively contribute to higher mortality rates and poorer health outcomes among women of color. Thanks to your commitment and support, we will increase early detection, provide free resources and affordable mammograms, and empower women to advocate in their breast health.
This October, the Fight Wright Foundation will host its 2nd Annual Fight Wright Breast Cancer Awareness Walk & Festival.
Be a part of Our Movement and Help Save Lives!