Most breast cancers are hormone sensitive, meaning they are fuelled by the female hormone oestrogen. (Rui Vieira/AP Photo)

The Josephine Butler Parks Center in northwest D.C. will open its doors to the first program to unwrap an interactive discussion on the effects and solutions of breast cancer in the African-American community while celebrating survivorship.

As one of the leading forms of death among women of color, Black women in the U.S. are 40 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than any other race.

“Pink Pancakes: A Celebration and Survivors Brunch” will gather advocates, survivors and fighters in a safe space encouraging unfiltered dialogue and truthful stories. Speakers include Dr. Lori Wilson and Tallulah Anderson. Interactive components will feature free genetic cancer screenings and provide hands on experience. Upon entering the renaissance-revival style mansion, guests will be greeted to light brunch bites such as shrimp and grits with menu options ranging from a mimosa bar, omelet station, fresh fruit and sweet treats, as well as giveaways courtesy — multiple wellness packages and certificates, courtesy of 2for2Boobs. Proceeds go toward Sisters Network, Inc. A National African-American Survivorship Organization.

For information about the event, which begins at 1 p.m., go to www.pinkpancakesbrunch.com or email Just Ju Events, hello@justjuevents.com

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This correspondent is a guest contributor to The Washington Informer.

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