Diné Breast Cancer Awareness Prevention Training Program
Since 2008, the Arizona Myeloma Network (AzmN) has been conducting cancer awareness and outreach activities in the Navajo Nation area, primarily through our annual Navajo Nation Cancer Awareness conferences. The purpose has been to provide information and education about all cancers, and especially the high incidence of breast cancer among Navajo women. The AzMN ' Women Helping Women':The Dine' Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention Training Program was designed to stress the importance of early breast cancer screening, and to provide information and support to overcome cultural and institutional barriers to treatment.
Supported by grants from the Phoenix Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Arizona Cancer Control Program, as well as funds raised by AzMN from individuals and organizations, we will have trained more than 10 women from the community to reach out to other women and their families to provide breast cancer awareness and information. And, in our 1st year, 2009, we will have introduced the Dine' women to women' program to over 500 people through our cancer conferences, local health fairs, and the 1st Navajo women's Race for breast cancer.
Arizona Myeloma Network / Navajo Cancer
Awareness Program / Women Helping Women Program
The above video highlights the accomplishments of AzMN and the achievements of the
Navajo Cancer Awareness Program.
Arizona Myeloma Network / Women helping Women /
Phoenix Komen Race for the Cure 2010. Part 2
Part 2 is a beautiful touching montage of the Arizona Myeloma Network and the Navajo Women Helping Women supporting the Phoenix Komen Race for the Cure!
Phyllis King, a Navajo breast cancer survivor