Women Rock's Taking it to the Streets mobile education program takes breast cancer awareness and early detection education to the very people that need it the most: low socioeconomic neighborhoods, at-risk underrepresented populations, and those that have higher breast cancer mortality rates.
This program provides peer-to-peer understanding of physical, and cultural issues to help clients not only cope and live with breast cancer but thrive and find hope throughout it. Taking it to the Streets will:
- Help Survivors give back to their local communities
- Root Women Rock as a support system in those same communities for others facing the challenges of breast cancer
- Remove barriers to healthcare
- Ensure no woman is left behind due to financial or accessibility challenges.
I was diagnosed at 35 years old (2 months shy of 36). I have been a survivor for almost 11 years. I am excited about being a part of this program because I am passionate about helping other women learn about the signs to look for. I look forward to taking what I have learned and helping others. If what I went thru can help others then it's been 100% worth it.
Manuelita (Mandy) Davila is a single parent and a caregiver who was diagnosed on August 2021 with invasive ductal carcinoma. Estrogen and progesterone positive, her2 negative. When Mandy had her bilateral mastectomy surgery, they found that her lymph nodes were positive for cancer, therefore her treatment apprach changed aggressively through chemotherapy, radiation, and hysterectomy - even taking her ovaries. Her journey has been a difficult one, but with God's Grace and the help of her friends at Women Rock, the path has been less painful.