Black women succumb to breast cancer at a higher rate than other women, according to Richard O. Jones, a playwright and long time member of the Board of Directors of Quinn Community Outreach Corporation, a nonprofit organization that promotes breast cancer awareness and self-breast exams in African American women.
Jones was asked by QCOC to write a play that would possibly save lives and educate African American women about early detection and mammogram screening. A few months later QCOC produced, “Tribute To My Sisters,” and staged it at the Vista Del Lago Theater in Moreno Valley.
The play highlights more than a dozen African American celebrity women who succumbed to breast cancer and pays tribute to them through drama, song, dance, and poetry while promoting awareness and early detection.
“Tribute To My Sisters,” through QCOC is now seeking other nonprofit breast cancer organizations specializing in promoting breast cancer awareness in African American women to help support through charitable donations.
The next opening of Tribute To My Sisters is scheduled for May 28, 2011 at Carter High School in Rialto and the performance after that in tentatively scheduled for June 4, 2011 in Pasadena, CA. All parties interested in receiving donations or volunteering to help QCOC in raising awareness and spreading the word should go to: www.QCOC.net and/or call Eudora Mitchell at (951) 485-3734.
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