JALBCA leverages the legal community’s expertise and resources to promote awareness, early detection, treatment, education and legal support for all those affected by breast cancer.
JALBCA Program “What Black Women Need To Know about Hereditary Breast Cancer” Informs Large Audience
Thanks to the support of our 14 co-sponsoring organizations from across New York State, JALBCA’s program “What Black Women Need To Know about Hereditary Breast Cancer” on March 23, 2021 reached over 300 people! JALBCA Vice President and Co-President nominee Hon. Marguerite Grays welcomed everyone and introduced JALBCA and the distinguished presenters, Erika Stallings and Dr. Altovise Ewing.
Ms. Stallings and Dr. Ewing conveyed information that was not only educational but also personal, enlightening the audience about the higher risks Black women face from hereditary breast cancer and providing insights into genetic counseling and testing and options for reducing the risk of breast cancer if genetic testing reveals that you have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. In the lively Q&A segment, many attendees asked insightful questions and some revealed their own medical condition, to which Ms. Stallings and Dr. Ewing responded cogently and caringly.
Thanks to JALBCA Board member Desirée Ripo for curating and conveying the audience questions to Ms. Stallings and Dr. Ewing. Special thanks to Jason LaSalle for his expert assistance with technology for the webinar. Thanks to everyone involved in publicizing, presenting, and participating in this wonderful event, and helping JALBCA live up to its name and mission.
Click here https://jalbca.org/events/what-black-women-need-to-know-about-hereditary-breast-cancer/ to see the list of co-sponsors, the presenters’ bios, Dr. Ewing’s presentation slides, photos from the event. View the recording of the event below.