Sister Pact is a breast cancer awareness program that encourages women to make a commitment – a Sister Pact – to address their breast health. A media campaign started in late February will encourage women to get information on mammography and connect with local resources by visiting www.sisterpact.com or dialing 2-1-1.
Sister Pact is being coordinated by the WI Breast Cancer Task Force (WBCTF), a statewide coalition working to improve breast cancer screening rates in Wisconsin, along with dozens of community groups, neighborhood associations, health organizations, local leaders, faith organizations, businesses, and others. Some specific areas in Milwaukee have been identified as breast cancer ‘hot spots’ where women are nearly twice as likely to die from breast cancer as women living in surrounding neighborhoods.
Sister Pact will focus on those areas, which include all or part of zip codes: 53205, 53206, 53208, 53210, 53213, 53216, and 53233. Sister Pact will also be featured at several upcoming events including The Be Well Expo on March 4th, The Gathering and the Family Affair Expo on March 11th. If you would like to get involved with the WBCTF or Sister Pact, please contact Sarah Mroz.
Follow Sister Pact Milwaukee on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/SisterPactMKE/.