Participant Types
Funds-raised benefit the Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP).

 
Special Covid-19 Message: 

Please be advised that Sisters Network® Inc. (SNI) is committed to hosting our 2022 walk in-person, however; we are closely monitoring the current pandemic and will adhere to medical officials' directives to ensure the safety of participants. 

Place

Discovery Green is a 12-acre non-profit park and flexible entertainment space located in the heart of downtown Houston across Avenida de las Americas from the George R. Brown Convention Center and the Hilton Americas Hotel. It is wheelchair accessible. 

Discovery Green is located at: 
  1500 McKinney
  Houston, Texas 77010

Description
Sisters Network® Inc. is proud to host the 12th Annual Stop the Silence National African American Breast Cancer 5K Walk/Run. Launched in April 2010, the Stop the Silence Walk is the first and only national Black Breast Cancer walk/run. Each more than 7,500 participants from around the country travel to Houston, Texas to help honor, celebrate black women courageously fighting breast cancer. Funds raised by participants support Sisters Network® Inc. Breast Cancer Assistance Program. 
Why do we need to support Black Breast Cancer survivors? 
Breast Cancer is the most fatal health issue for Black women.
  • African American women have a 31% breast cancer mortality rate—the highest of any U.S. racial or ethnic group. (Breast Cancer Prevention Partners)
  • Black women are 42% more likely to die of breast cancer (Breast Cancer Prevention Partners)
  • Black women under 35 get breast cancer at two times the rate of white women and die three times the rate. (Race, Breast Cancer Subtypes, and Survival in the Carolina Breast Cancer Study, Journal of the American Medical Association)
  • Black women have a 2.3 times higher odds of being diagnosed with Triple-Negative Breast cancer. 
  • Black women fear a cancer diagnosis and often avoid screening. (NIH)
Schedule of Events

 
Sisters Network® Inc. (SNI) was founded in 1994 by Karen Eubanks Jackson, 28-year and four-time Breast Cancer Survivor. Today, SNI is the largest and only national Black breast cancer survivorship organization in the United States. Sisters' is recognized globally as the leading voice in the Black Breast Cancer movement. Sisters Network® Inc.'s national headquarters is located in Houston, Texas. The organization has over 25 survivor-run affiliate chapters nationwide in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Philadelphia, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. For more info, please visit sistersnetworkinc.org.
Our Mission:
Sisters Network® Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the Black community. 

About the Stop the Silence Walk & Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP):

Launched in 2006, the Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP) assists breast cancer survivors, nationwide who are currently in treatment and facing financial challenges.  Up to $350.00 in financial assistance is paid directly to third-party providers and covers rent and utilities. Over the last 15 years, the Breast Cancer Assistance Program has assisted thousands of survivors nationwide. In 2021, Sisters Network Inc. Breast Cancer Assistance Program provided over 100,000 in financial support to breast cancer survivors.
BCAP is also an early detection program that provides free mammograms and ultrasounds to non-diagnosed women. Nearly 1000 women received free mammograms in 2021.
A portion of the funds raised from the Stop the Silence 5k Walk/Run help support the Breast Cancer Assistance Program each year. BCAP is open in the Spring and Fall.
 

Black Women and Breast Cancer: Facts & Figures
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