Circle of Promise Initiative
Launched in October 2007, the Circle of Promise campaign was created at the national level by Susan G. Komen to educate, empower and mobilize African American communities in the fight against breast cancer. Through this effort, Komen hopes to rewrite the story on African Americans and breast cancer by decreasing the African American mortality rate, which is 48% higher than for Caucasian women here in Alabama.
Komen North Central Alabama implements the Circle of Promise Initiative through a two-prong strategy: engaging in community outreach and the funding of programs that address this disparity through our Community Grants program. Our efforts are guided by the results of the 2015 Community Profile and the vision of the dedicated volunteers who serve on our Circle of Promise Committee.
Upcoming Activities and Events
Sister Talk Support Group
The Sister Talk Support Group provides a warm, welcoming, safe space for breast cancer survivors to meet, share, and learn from one another and our great meeting facilitator – Teneramie Hall, MSW, LBSW. Activities outside of the traditional support group meeting format are also offered throughout the year. Please check the events calendar for information on upcoming activities.
Promise Keepers Peer Breast Health Educator Training Workshops
The Komen North Central Alabama Promise Keepers Training Workshop empowers attendees to meet the issue of breast health disparities within African American communities head on and lead the fight against breast cancer right in their own community!
This free workshop covers:
- Breast Health & Breast Cancer 101
- Komen Community Representative Speakers Training
- Resource & Assistance Programs Navigation
- Advocacy 101 – How to reach your elected officials about the importance of funding for breast cancer programs and resources
Komen North Central Alabama implements this program through partnerships with community groups, civic organizations, and local educational and medical institutions. If your group would like to host a Promise Keeper workshop, please contact Deanna Fowler, Director of Outreach & Grants, at 205.263.1706 or dfowler@komenNCalabama.org.
The Promise Luncheon will bring attendees together to educate them about the impact breast cancer has on the African American community, engage them in the local fight against breast cancer, and celebrate the supportive network of survivors, co-survivors, and others who make up the Circle of Promise here in the Greater Birmingham area.
Save the Date!
2019 Promise Luncheon – Saturday, February 16th
Circle of Promise Resource Fair
The Circle of Promise Resource Fair, free and open to the public, will feature organizations and businesses from across the Greater Birmingham area that provide resources, assistance, and services to breast cancer patients, survivors and co-survivors, and anyone who is interested in learning more about breast health, breast cancer, and healthy living.
Stay Tuned for Details about the 2019 Circle of Promise Community Connection Fair