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Mocha Moms, Inc. Announces New Community Service Partnership with Susan G. Komen for the CureŽ

Mocha Moms, Inc. welcomes new Community Service Partner Susan G. Komen for the CureŽ to Increase Breast Cancer Education and Screening among African-American Women


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CONTACT:      Kuae Mattox                       
                           Mocha Moms, Inc.
                           973-280-9350 
                           kmattox@mochamoms.org 

 

Upper Marlboro, Maryland – Mocha Moms, Inc., the national, non-profit support organization for at-home mothers of color, announces an exciting new partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, to help reduce breast cancer deaths, primarily among African American women.

“Breast cancer hits close to home for so many women, particularly women of color. We are honored to have this opportunity to share vital health messages to the women in our network and in our respective communities,” said Kuae Kelch Mattox, National President of Mocha Moms, Inc.

Although there has been a decrease in breast cancer mortality rates for all women in the United States, African American women are almost 39 percent more likely to die from breast cancer compared to White women. “This is a national trend and major focus of Komen’s research and community health strategies,” said LaToya Stewart, Manager, Community Health for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  “The unacceptable reality is that African American women have a greater risk of dying from breast cancer.  It is imperative that we address this disheartening imbalance.” 

According to the Komen’s website, African American women are more likely to be diagnosed at later stages of the disease, when breast cancer is more difficult to treat.  “That is why it is so important for us to work with Mocha Moms to help promote breast health education among women of color. By partnering together, we can spread the word about the importance of early detection,” said Stewart.

As part of the partnership, Mocha Moms throughout the country will receive breast cancer education and communicate important health messages to their mothers, aunts and other women with whom they share a special bond. Chapters in key markets will engage with local Komen Affiliates to form Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure teams, host breast cancer education programs, and learn more about breast cancer needs in their specific communities.

 

About Susan G. Komen

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested nearly $1.9 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

About Mocha Moms

Mocha Moms, Inc. was founded in 1997 by four mothers of color in Maryland who saw the need for a growing segment of stay at home mothers of color to connect and support each other. Today, the fast growing national, non-profit organization has 100 chapters and more than 3,000 members in 29 states throughout the country, as well as partnerships with such organizations as the America’s Promise Alliance, the Black Women’s Health Imperative, Be the Match and PBS Kids. The primary mission of Mocha Moms, Inc. is to support and encourage women of color who are making parenting a priority in this season in their lives. Its platform includes strengthening marriages and families, promoting self-care, strong educational foundations and volunteerism.

Mocha Moms, Inc. welcomes people of all genders, religions, races, educational backgrounds, and income levels. Anyone who supports the mission of Mocha Moms, Inc. is welcome to join.

Mocha Moms, Inc. has been featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, ABC’s Nightline, Good Morning America and The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Essence, Ebony and JET. 
 
 
For Community Service partnership interest, please email:  communityservice@mochamoms.org 


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