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The community came together for the 18th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch.  Photo by Melanie Fu.

18th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch Emphasized Importance of Self-Care

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Over 100 attendees, including women of color cancer survivors and their supporters, volunteers, performers, and Fenway staff, came together on October 22 for the 18th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch. The theme of this year’s event – “Self-Care: I Am My Best Work” – was inspired by Audre Lorde’s famous quote: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” The importance of self-care for survivors was highlighted throughout the event, at which attendees were offered free stress reduction coloring books that included resources for cancer survivors of color, yoga poses, 
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On October 22, Fenway will host the 18th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch.

Join Us For the 18th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch

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On Saturday, October 22, Fenway’s Women’s Health Team will hold the 18th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch, a celebration of women of color survivors and their supporters whose lives have been affected by cancer. Started in 1999, the brunch is named in memory of Audre Lorde, a self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet” who battled cancer for 14 years. The brunch will be held from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at our 1340 Boylston St. location. The Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch is a gathering for women of color to share, network, and rediscover their resilience and strength.  The 
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Cancer survivors and their supporters gathered at the 17th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Brunch to celebrate and heal.

Audre Lorde Brunch Celebrates The Power Of Cancer Survivors

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For the 17th year in a row, those whose lives have been touched by cancer gathered to honor the courage of survivors and celebrate the legacy of a poet and social justice advocate. The 17th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch brought together approximately 100 people, who filled the 9th floor of Fenway Health’s Ansin Building with an atmosphere of friendship, community, and above all, incredible resilience. The event was highlighted by several powerful presenters and performers. Jackie Harris recalled her battle with breast cancer and the power that she found in community, particularly through the support she found from 
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The 16th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch is October 25 at Fenway Health.

Audre Lorde Brunch Celebrates Sisterhood Of Cancer Survivors

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This Saturday, women whose lives have been touched by cancer and their supporters will come together in the spirit of sisterhood for the 16th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch at Fenway Health. Attendees will find a space in which to share, network, laugh, cry, and rediscover their resilience and strength. This year’s brunch is themed “Healing Through Strength and Sisterhood” and will feature musical performances by Women of the World, survivor stories, a spiritual dedication, and more. “This is a truly heartfelt event where women come together to support each other and connect in the spirit of celebration and 
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Fenway's 15th annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch will take place on October 26.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Problem with Pink

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Even with all of the vibrant red, yellow and orange leaves sprinkling the trees this time of year, October is the month of pink. Every October we celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a national campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer through fundraisers, educational events and many, many pink products. Similarly, during February’s Heart Disease Awareness Month, famous women don red dresses on the runways of New York Fashion Week to raise awareness of heart disease as part of the National Institute of Health’s “The Heart Truth” campaign. Feminine images—a red dress, a bright pink tank top—are increasingly used 
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