Think Pink Milwaukee
2:30-5pm Sunday, Oct. 16
Chic Cafe Lounge, 770 N Jefferson St
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Organizers Allicia Washington-White and her friend Shapree are excited to host this event to bring awareness and action against the threat of breast cancer for black women in Milwaukee.
The event will feature vendors, a DJ and music, survivor stories, guest speakers, raffles and breast health care information. Tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/think-pink-mke-tickets-27115268498
Both women have lost young friends to this disease and have become aware of the challenges to addressing breast cancer in African American neighborhoods in Milwaukee. Some of the challenges noted are:
- Inadequate access to health related resources or insurance
- Low incomes, leading to worries about affording health care
- Lack of access to care, through transportation challenges or distance from screening centers
Prizes and champagne are among the special treats for guests.
Proceeds will benefit the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition.