This past weekend, the Jacksonville Landing was the location for the 3rd Annual Cracker Barrel Sista Strut 3K Breast Cancer Walk. The rally started at 8 a.m. and the 3K walk began at 10 am. The Sista Strut walk aims to heighten awareness about the issues of breast cancer in women of color, as well as provide information on community resources.
Studies show that African American women are more likely to get breast cancer at a younger age and have a death rate from breast cancer twice that of Caucasian women of the same age. Sista Strut recognizes the strength of survivors, their family and friends, heightens awareness, promotes early detection and the search for a cure.
Hundreds of women from throughout Duval County were proud to strut their stuff for a cause that has affected million of women and continues to be the leading cause of deaths of many family members, sisters and friends. Statically African American women in the US have a 41% higher death rate from breast cancer than white women.
African American women are more likely than white women to be diagnosed with breast cancer before age 40 and are more likely to be diagnosed with larger tumors. Annually, the Sista Strut walk continues to do their part to raise awareness and save lives. (David Wright Photo)