Susan G. Komen® African American Breast Health Care Initiative

The Susan G. Komen Circle of Promise CA statewide initiative was created to address the breast healthcare disparities among African American women and empower African American women to be proactive about their breast health.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in this community.  African American women’s mortality rates are 41 percent higher than their caucasian counterparts. The same research indicates that African American women are often diagnosed at later stages, sometimes with more aggressive forms of cancer and at younger ages. This alarming trend is the result of compounding social, cultural, financial and geographic barriers.

The Initiative Provides:  Community Organization/ Direct Education/ Screening and Navigation Services

Outreach Events

Juneteenth at Anaheim Packing House – June 19, 2019
440 South Anaheim Blvd. #209A, Anaheim, CA 92805

Join us again on June 19 for our Juneteenth Celebration at the Anaheim Packing House!  Our First Annual Juneteenth Event in 2018 was a huge success!  This year, Komen OC will partner once again with the Anaheim Packing House, OC Heritage Council and Georgia’s Soul Food Restaurant to host a Juneteenth event sharing breast health information, entertainment and education.  This celebration of African American food, faith, family, and freedom is a fun way to bring awareness to breast cancer disparities and recognize this piece of American history!

Circle of Promise Day – August 1
This Social Media Event helps bring awareness and educate others concerning breast cancer disparities in our community and encourage regular screening and the practice of good breast health.  This date was chosen for Circle of Promise Day because it is the birthday of Henrietta Lacks (HELA cells).

Praise in Pink – October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month)

“Praise in Pink” is a collaboration between Susan G. Komen® and faith based and civic organizations in Orange County to inform and activate the community to help improve breast cancer outcomes in African Am

erican women.  Each organization determines their level of participation.

If you or your organization would like to plan a Breast Health Awareness event, please contact LarLeslie McDaniel at (714) 957-9157 ext. 29.


Join the Circle of Promise

Make the Pledge TODAY!  If you will help us spread the word and be proactive about your breast health and raising awareness about breast cancer in the community, please CLICK HERE and simply say, “I AM TAKING THE PLEDGE.” Promise to engage at least 10 women in your circle.  Make an impact. Early Detection SAVES LIVES!

Community Outreach

  • If you or someone you know in Orange County is uninsured or underinsured and in need of mammography screening and other resources, OR
  • If you require additional information about the Circle of Promise, community outreach participation, and events, please contact:

LarLeslie McDaniel
Community Resource Advocate
Susan G. Komen® Orange County
(714) 957-9157 ext. 29