Providing Hope and C.A.R.E.

Impacting Breast Cancer through Comfort, Advocacy, Resources and Education.
 

Our Mission 
& Values

We strive to decrease the health disparity gap among minority women. We are dedicated to providing hope and healing for those impacted by breast cancer. Our donations are given to cancer survivorship peer support,  education, outreach and research organizations without regard to their race, religion, background and we thank all of you for helping us to achieve that. 

Advances in early detection and more effective treatment has led to an increase in the number of survivors of breast cancer.  However, the survival and quality of life of patients with breast cancer can differ based upon race/ethnicity and socio-economic status, particularly for African American women.  Reasons for these disparities are complex and multi-factorial.  Yet, a growing body of evidence points to the importance of social connectedness and peer mentoring support in the continuum of cancer care and its role in improving patient outcomes and quality of life.

Our Story

In November 2013, a small group of breast cancer survivors co-founded a peer support group to meet the unique needs of our community, providing comfort, advocacy, resources and education for those impacted by breast cancer.   We later established the 501(3) charitable non-profit, to increase health care access equity for minorities and raise awareness/funds for cancer research and results oriented programs.

Her Story: Marlene

The Inaugural President and Co-founder of The Journey Continues (TJC).  Marlene King, a cancer warrior, was passionate about the importance of breast cancer research, patients' rights, supporting men and women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and other efforts.  Her wish was to have a 5K walk in Baltimore City with a focus on all cancer research and awareness.  Marlene’s wish came true with the 2016 induction of the TJC's Annual 5K Warrior Walk Over All Cancers.
Marlene, a native Jamaican, devoted wife, mother and grandmother was diagnosed at 48 with breast cancer and later with metastatic Stage IV breast cancer,  transitioned to eternal victory in November, 2015.

Our Team
C.A.R.E. PROGRAM LEADS:
Comfort - Alice Lifsey
Advocacy - Rev. Ruth Travis
Resources - Desiree Marcano, Esq.
Education - Dr. Laundette Jones

BOARD OF DIRECTORS/OFFICERS:
Tiffany Mathis, President
LeVonia Gourgue, Vice President
Kimberly Brown, Secretary
Constance Jackson, Treasurer

SECRETARY OFFICERS
Gloria Jennings, Corresponding
Ruth Lewis, Financial

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