The Jacksonville Chapter of the Links, Incorporated hosted a Breast Cancer Awareness event as part of their “Links in Pink” national awareness initiative. McGowan Spinal Rehabilitation Center hosted attendees who were educated on the importance of Breast cancer health. Featured speaker, Jeannie Blaylock, the founder of First Coast News Buddy Check 12, provided an informative session on breast cancer health for men and women. Some of the key points of her presentation included a demonstration of breast self exams as well as sharing statistics on breast cancer in our community.
In addition, all participants received Buddy Check 12 Kits. “This event was crucial for the African American community since African American women still have the highest rate of deaths for breast cancer,” said Dr. Keshan Chambliss.
Founded on the principles of friendship and service, The Links, Inc. focuses on the enriching, sustaining and ensuring the identities, culture and economic survival of African-Americans and persons of African descent through the foundation of friendship.