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Local Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Chapter Raises Breast Cancer Awareness

Raleigh, NC – According to the American Cancer Society, this year more than 250,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.  That’s 1 in 8 women.  Another 63,410 will be diagnosed with non-invasive cancer…which is the earliest form of breast cancer.  Although there is no sure way to prevent breast cancer there are things you can do to lower your risk. 

The women of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated are committed to help educate women AND men about early detection, diagnosis and understanding the disease.  To that end, members of the Beta Lambda Sigma (Raleigh Alumnae Chapter) will host our 4th Annual Zumba for a Cause. This high energy event gets participants moving, provides vital information about breast cancer resources and highlights survivors, fighters and angels.

A portion of this event benefits the Sisters Network Triangle NC. Sorority members are excited to help advance their local efforts through our Hattie McDaniel Cancer Awareness program. It honors their esteemed Soror, Academy Award-Winner Hattie McDaniel, who succumbed to breast cancer at the age of 57.

Join us as we bring the Triangle community together on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10am at Roberts Park Community Center located at 1300 E. Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27610.  We have an energetic lineup of some of the Triangle’s hottest Zumba instructors! 

For more information visit website:  Tickets are $10 in advance through Eventbrite just search “SGRHO ZUMBA FOR A CAUSE” and $15 at the door.  Our Pink is Personal!

About Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Seven educators founded Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. on November 12, 1922 at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. The sorority has more than 500 chapters in the United States, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, Korea and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is the mission of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally through community service, civil, and social action. Our goal is to achieve greater progress in the areas of education, health awareness, and leadership development. Our members, affiliates, staff, and community partners work to create and support initiatives that align with our vision.

About Sisters Network Inc.

Sisters Network Inc. founded in 1994, is a leading voice and the only national African America breast cancer survivorship organization in the United States.  Sisters Network is governed by an elected Board of Directors and assisted by an appointed medical advisory committee.

Membership is 3000, which includes more than 40 affiliate survivor run chapters nationwide. The organization’s purpose is to save lives and provide a broader scope of knowledge that addresses the breast cancer survivorship crisis affecting African American women around the country.

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Phyllis Coley
Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show. With a B.A. in English from NCCU, the Durham native began her professional career as Promotions/Marketing Director for New York City’s WKTU-FM. While at the radio station, Coley discovered the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years, guiding their music and movie careers to success. Moving back to Durham, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The Electric Factory, while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104. In April 2002, recognizing a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans, she started her own business publishing ACE Magazine. Coley launched Spectacular Magazine in November 2004. Recognizing the lack of pertinent and truthful information, Coley began Spectacular Magazine Radio Show in March 2009. Coley is the organizer of Durham's Annual MLK/Black History Month Parade and the Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. She currently serves on Central Children’s Home Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, as Immediate Past Secretary of the Durham Rotary Club Board of Directors and is one of the founding members of the Triangle United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative.

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