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Sister2Sister Holds Annual Health Screening, Awards Banquet

SIstwer2Sister held its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Health Summit and Screenings at the Imperia on March 30.


The Sister2Sister organization held its annual breakfast March 30 to say thank-you to supporters and raise health awareness.

This was the 19th annual event, held at the Imperia on Easton Avenue.

During teh event, awards were given to six individuals and organizations for their contributions to the Sister2Sister mission over the last year.

Based on Hamilton Street, Sister2Sister is a support organization for minority and under-served breast cancer survivors.

“It’s an opportunity for us to thank the people in the community who have helped us over the past year, so we give them awards,” said Dorothy Reed, Sister2Sister’s president. “And it’s a time for the survivors to celebrate being alive.”

The health fair portion of the event featured screenings for blood pressure, body mass index and breast care, among other things.

The idea for the fair is to get people thinking about their bodies and becoming aware of their health, Reed said.

“That’s the main thing, bringing awareness to your body, so everybody can stay healthy,” she said.

Those receiving awards were:

  • Mount Olivet Baptist Church: The Faith-Based Service Award
  • Taufiqah Mubarak: the Survivor Service Award
  • Franklin Township Police Department: Outstanding Community Service Award
  • Capt. Gregory Borlan of the FTPD: Men on a Mission Service Award
  • Cynthia Umukoro: Volunteer Service Award
  • Amril Salcedo-Alonzo, Esq.: Pearl Grace Award

The event’s keynote speaker was Dr. Richard L. Agag, who talked about options breast cancer survivors have in reconstructive surgery.

 

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