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Mary J. Blige’s Tour Partners With Medical Tech Company Hologic To Raise Health Awareness For Black Women

Adored by aunties and soul lovers globally, Mary J. Blige will be gracing the stage for her Good Morning Gorgeous tour while also raising awareness for Black women’s health.

Jun 16, 2022

Akron Native Opens Ohio's First Black-Owned Breast Cancer Center In Honor Of His Late Mother

Ohio just opened its first Black-owned breast cancer center! According to a press release provided to AfroTech, The Kim Jacobs Breast Cancer Center opened its doors in an emotional grand opening ceremony on May 1, 2021. After the tragic loss of his mother to breast cancer, Lavar Jacobs told WKYC that this has been a dream since his mother passed away in 2009 at the age of 49. “I’ve always had the vision of the Kim Jacobs Breast Cancer Resource Center,” said Jacobs, according to WKYC. “She didn’t get to do everything she had planned. She deserves more of a legacy.” The Akron, Ohio native’s vision for the center also made history as it’s the first-ever Black-owned breast cancer center in the state of Ohio. As he’s also the founder of a nonprofit organization Not Just October — founded in 2014 — Jacobs emphasizes while wearing pink in October brings awareness to breast cancer and is a nice gesture, people are affected by the disease year-round. Courtesy of Lavar Jacobs Lavar witnessed...

May 5, 2021

Girls in Tech, McKesson Kick Off Hackathon to Develop Healthcare Solutions For Black Women

Global non-profit Girls in Tech is partnering with McKesson , a healthcare distribution and technology solutions company, for a hackathon. According to PR Newswire , the international event was assembled to design innovative solutions for those impacted by breast cancer. Participants are encouraged to develop a mobile application that addresses systemic challenges that prevent women of color from receiving breast cancer treatment, help breast cancer patients and caregivers find reliable and credible information, and monitor ongoing activities related to breast cancer. “It’s a priority for Girls in Tech to raise awareness for breast cancer by mobilizing our community to develop tech solutions for this disease,” said Adriana Gascoigne, founder and CEO of Girls in Tech. “This tech challenge will do just that, as we encourage the development of tools to promote prevention, monitor treatments, and address health disparities especially for women of color.” Following the hackathon,...

Oct 6, 2020