WURD’s #FightForWURD Featured Interviews:

Written by on October 15, 2019

Pamela Grayson-Baltimore is the Founder and CEO of I Dare to Care Association (ID2C) which is a mentor program for young girls and she is also a breast cancer survivor. She joins Wake Up With WURD to share her story, talk about the importance of regular screenings to check for breast cancer, and how her journey led her to start her organization.

Lynette Trawick, Founder & CEO of I AM U INC , joined the show for Healthy Thursday to discuss Mental Health after seeing a video she posted online and recognizing World Mental Health Day and Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Organizations To support Black Women, affected by Breast Cancer:


Sisters Network Inc

Founded by breast cancer survivor Karen E. Jackson, is an organization centered on sisterhood and camaraderie for African-American women battling breast cancer.


The African American Breast Cancer Alliance

Founded by Survivor Reona Berry, along with a team of dedicated women, recognized that black women tend to have more aggressive and deadly breast cancers and can benefit the most from more frequent screenings.


Black Woman Health Imperative

Founded in 1983, is still the nation’s only health organization dedicated solely to improving the overall wellness of African-American women and girls.Its #WeRefuse initiative focuses on breast cancer, and through it the organization provides resources and information to ensure that fewer black women die from the disease.


Sisters by Choice

Founded in 1989 by the prominent Atlanta-based breast surgeon Dr. Rogsbert Zell Phillips, exists to provide support services, education and early detection to women fighting breast cancer.


Smith Center for Healing and the Arts

For years, the Smith Center has operated a creative breast cancer awareness program specifically designed for low-income black women in D.C. Its Patient Provider Education Project connects health providers to African-American breast cancer survivors in an effort to collectively develop broad avenues to healing.

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