Clark Family Breast Cancer Services, Inc. was established in October, 2005 in memory of our sister, Brenda L. Clark, who died from breast cancer in June, 2005 at the age of 53. Just ten months earlier, in August, 2004 we had lost another sister, Barbara, age 46. Barbara fought the disease for eleven years. Two years earlier, our mother, Elizabeth passed away from breast cancer. Her mother, our grandmother, also died from breast cancer. A third sister, Darnetta was diagnosed at the age of 46 after she discovered a lump on her breast while performing a breast self-examination. She has been in remission for 10 years now, after having to undergo a double mastectomy.
Cancer has not stopped infiltrating our family. In 2010, our youngest sister, Jackie, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. This means that four out of our five sisters were stricken with cancer at a very early age. When will it end? Unfortunately, we don’t know. But what we do know is that we must be proactive when it comes to our health because early detection is the key. Cancer is no joke. It has no boundaries, no age requirement, no racial preference. Educate yourselves, empower yourselves and lets fight cancer together.
The mission of the Clark Family Breast Cancer Services, Inc. is to educate, motivate and support, not just the individual diagnosed with breast cancer, but their entire family as well.
Through Education, we spread awareness.
Through Motivation, we uplift their spirits.
With Support, we will stand by them every step of the way