November Breast Cancer Support Group to Focus on Survivors with Disabilities, Men’s Health 

 By Southwester Staff Since 2018, the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) November support group meeting has been dedicated to breast cancer survivors with disabilities. This month, the tradition will continue, and it will be supplemented by a focus on Men’s Health Awareness Month, as the Movember Foundation uses the month to bring awareness […]

Black, Latino Communities Come Together for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Southwester Staff  On Wednesday, October 20, the Southwest-based Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) will join Nueva Vida, Inc., a culturally sensitive cancer support network for Latino families in the DC area, to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The virtual event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and feature remarks from Dr. Alejandra Hurtado […]

Five Years of ACS Breast Cancer Support in SW

The American Cancer Society (ACS) Breast Cancer Support Group in Southwest is marking its fifth year of community work. The laudable impact of the SW ACS group includes providing a safe and supportive space for more than 300 women and men living with breast cancer, other cancers, and patients’ caretakers. The anniversary was officially celebrated […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Meet a Survivor

Meet Ms. Thelma D. Jones, DC Pink Diva and White House Champion of Change. In 2006, after 33 years of service at the World Bank, Thelma was preparing for a retirement trip when she felt a lump under her arm. She reflected upon the experience by saying, “I was planning to visit my doctor upon my return. But one […]

November ACS Breast Cancer Support Group Meeting Announcement

The American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Support Group (Southwest) welcomes Shanti Norris, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, as its guest speaker on Wednesday, November 20, at 6:30 pm, 1101 4thSt, SW, Suite W120, Washington, DC 20024. Norris will talk about aspects of healing as it relates to her […]