Pretty in Pink Party breast cancer screening takes place in Austin-East

Knoxville, Tenn. (WATE) — Did you know that breast cancer before 40 is real? Black women under age 35 have more than twice the incidence of invasive breast cancer and three times the breast cancer mortality of young white women. Alliance House Community Coalition and the Black Women Breast Cancer Awareness Committee want to help you overcome barriers with an upcoming screening event at Austin-East Magnet High School.

The local nonprofit Alliance House Community Coalition focuses on black women’s health as it relates to breast cancer and early detection. Nationally, African American women have a breast cancer death rate of 31% – the highest of any American racial or ethnic group.

Alliance House’s Cindy Sanford stopped by WATE 6 On Your Side studios to learn more about their Pretty in Pink breast cancer screening event.

You can pre-register for this breast cancer screening event, taking place Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Austin-East. The first 22 women to pre-register will receive a free mammogram that day from the University of Tennessee Medical Center Mobile Unit and the first 100 registrants will receive a $10 gift after completing their login and all stations.

The Pretty in Pink Breast Cancer Screening will be held at Austin-East High School in East Knoxville on April 30.and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about the event and the link to pre-register is here.

Joseph K. Bennett