October is breast cancer awareness month, and Music Choice wants you to rock your pink. For the following PSA, learn why Melanie Fiona, Kelly Rowland, and others have teamed up to help support the cause.
Breast cancer is said to be the second leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States and although breast cancer is a disease that does not discriminate, according to the American Cancer Society it is the most common cancer among African American women. It is noted that African American women die more from the disease due to lack of screening and diagnosis. In fact, the five-year survival rate of breast cancer for African American women is 77%, compared to 90% for white women.
Hank Stewart, the poet, lost his sister recently to breast cancer and decided to do a tribute to all of the women who survived breast cancer, as well as to those who transitioned (watch below).