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Jamaica Nurses Association of Florida President to speak at Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar

Fort Lauderdale – The President of the Jamaica Nurses Association of Florida Inc., Dr. Marcia Derby-Davis will be speaking in a free seminar entitled “The African-American Woman and Breast Cancer: What You Should Know.”

The seminar will be held by Pansy’s Garden Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. on Wednesday March 6th – 6:00pm at the Broward Main Library (6th Floor), 100 South Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.

Research shows that black women have higher death
rates from breast cancer than any other racial or ethnic group. They are 40 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than white women, according to a Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Despite the decline in breast cancer death rates in the past 20 years, black women had higher death rates even though they had fewer new cases of breast cancer, the report says.

Dr. Marcia Derby-Davis is also Associate Professor of the College of Allied Health and Nursing at Nova South Eastern University. The Pansy’s Garden Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. was established in 2009 as non-for-profit organization whose sole purpose is to bring awareness to the disease through educational programs and to provide services to those affected through donations and its fundraising activities.

For information about this seminar or the foundation please call 305-788-3668, or e-mail [email protected]

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