Recently, I was blessed with the opportunity to share my breast cancer journey with members of the Chicago business and medical community hosted by Komen Chicago. This event was held to kick off fundrasing for the Komen Ignite the Night event which will be held on October 22, 2016. For the past 9 months, I have met many black women along this path who have struggled with transportation, financial, child care, and resource issues. These factors, among many others, are part of the reason why black women are dying at a much higher rate from a disease that is fairly curable if detected early. I’m blessed and honored to help shed light on the health care disparities facing women of color, especially when it comes to this condition. Special thanks to all my friends at the Kmen Foundation for making this event happen.