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

Recent Komen OC Outreach Events

Circle of Promise Partnership Meeting – Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.
The COP Partnership meets bi-monthly at the Komen OC Affiliate office.  If you are interested in joining or learning more about the community partnership and/or partnering with us to increase breast cancer awareness in the African American community, contact LarLeslie McDaniel Email or (714) 957-9157 ext. 29.

Praise in Pink – October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month)
“Praise in Pink” is a collaboration between Susan G. Komen® and faith based organizations in Orange County to inform and activate the community to help improve breast cancer outcomes in African American women.  It is held in the month of October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Each organization determines their level of participation, from designating a “pink” Sunday and having everyone wear pink, to honoring survivors, sharing screening information, providing breast health materials and or having a pink themed refreshment reception.

Circle of Promise Day- August 1
This Social Media Event is aimed to 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).

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