Audre Lorde Brunch

14th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch Educates, Connects, and Inspires Attendees

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On October 27, more than 100 people gathered for the 14th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch at Fenway Health. This event serves as a place for women to connect, learn about cancer-related issues, and nourish mind, body and spirit. This year’s theme “Sharing Stories to Build Community: Nurturing the Creative Parts of Each Other” inspired attendees to share their experiences, laugh, cry and celebrate strength and survival. RN Debbie Lyn Toomey leads everyone through Healthy Steps. The program was emceed by Dr. Yvonne Gomez Carrion of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dean Renée White of Simmons College gave a 
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A More Inclusive Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and information about self-breast exams, mammography, and risk reduction tips are all over the media. This information is critical—prevention and early detection are two of the best defenses against breast cancer. But often, breast cancer information overlooks the LGBT community and other minorities. Sexual, gender and other minority women are more likely to experience financial, cultural, or linguistic barriers to adequate health care. This can mean fewer doctor’s visits, mammograms, and less follow-up care. “Breast screening is part of overall health maintenance and lesbians are less likely to go for general care for 
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The 13th Annual Audre Lorde Brunch

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(Women’s Health Outreach Coordinator Kendra Moore shares her reflections on the 2011 Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch) When I started at Fenway Health in July, I was told that one of my first projects would be to plan the Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch. At the time, the thought of planning such an important annual event really made me nervous. Over the last several months, the event was reborn, as it has been every year for the last 13 years. One of the most exciting aspects of the Brunch is that each year it is a new version of an 
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From Our President:
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October marks the 25th observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The theme, ‘Celebrating 25 years of Awareness, Education and Empowerment,’ is important for all of us to keep in mind when thinking about our health and has special resonance for the women in our lives this month. Awareness Awareness of your risk for developing breast cancer can help in making decisions about how best to address this potential health issue. Every three minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women and the chance of 
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