By partnering with patients and advocacy organizations, we are driving clinical trial participation, educating patients, identifying barriers, and gaining a deeper understanding of the needs of the community. Our goal? Grow together as partners to ensure the community is empowered throughout their breast cancer journey and that all breast cancer patients have equal access to the necessary resources and tools along the way.
Diagnosed and successfully treated almost five years ago, Amy, an Asian American breast cancer survivor and advocate, says that a strong support community or network and a safe place to share one’s stories and experiences are critical for cancer patients and survivors, alike.
“There is a special need to reach out, especially to women of color or underserved communities, because I feel that by showing up and by telling them my story that there will be a greater awareness that this could also happen to them,” Amy says, adding that encouraging people to share their stories is what she believes in most. ”They shouldn't be ashamed of asking questions and sharing their concerns.”