Tigerlily Foundation Will Host Virtual #ListenUpMBC Confab on Young Women's Metastatic Breast Cancer Disparities During Women's Health Month

Three Day Event Convenes Patient Advocates, Healthcare Providers, Scientists, Policymakers, Industry Leaders, Faith and Grassroots Organizations and Influencers for a National Conversation to eliminate the disparity gap and Improve the Health Outcomes of African American Women.

Reston, VA, May 21, 2020 --(PR.com)-- Tigerlily Foundation invites everyone to the table for the first-ever online conference dedicated to amplifying the voices of young metastatic breast cancer patients to end disparities on May 27, 29, and 30, 2020.

Three Day Event Convenes Patient Advocates, Healthcare Providers, Scientists, Policymakers, Industry Leaders, Faith and Grassroots Organizations and Influencers for a National Conversation to eliminate the disparity gap and Improve the Health Outcomes of African American Women.

Approximately 150,000 people in the U.S. have metastatic breast cancer (MBC) – which is breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast to other organs in the body and is also known as stage 4 breast cancer. This terminal cancer has no known cure – claiming nearly 40,000 lives a year for the last 20 years. Furthermore, African American women are diagnosed younger at later stages with more aggressive breast cancer types and have a 40% higher mortality rate. Yet, more than 60% of all women say they know little to nothing about MBC.

Tigerlily Foundation’s Young Women’s MBC Advocate Now to Grow, Empower & Lead (ANGEL) program is at the forefront of the charge to transform the way women of color all over the nation interact with MBC patients, policymakers, providers and the scientific community. The MBC ANGEL program focuses on women of color who are disproportionately impacted by MBC yet often go underrepresented in clinical trials and the conversation on the unique needs of women living with MBC. MBC ANGELs education and advocacy program utilizes a three-pronged approach towards ending breast cancer disparities by engaging young women of color that are breast cancer survivors, living with metastatic breast cancer or community members that are committed to breast cancer advocacy, health care providers and policymakers in the 20 cities with the greatest breast cancer disparities.

This Women’s Health Month, Tigerlily Foundation, is inviting everyone to the table for the first-ever #ListenUpMBC Confab on Young Women's Metastatic Breast Cancer Disparities on May 27, 29, and 30. Patients, caregivers, advocates, scientists, oncologists, industry leaders, policymakers, and social media influencers will gather online. This first of its kind three-day virtual event includes a Twitter 101 Lunch and Learn, #ListenUpMBC Confab, and Happy Hour which takes place during the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020 Virtual Program. Due to COVID-19, this year’s ASCO program will now be online. Tigerlily’s virtual Confab will amplify this year’s ASCO theme "Unite & Conquer: Accelerating Progress Together,” by ensuring that patient advocates continue to have a “place at the table” at scientific, policy, healthcare and media forums related to MBC.

“It is always a pleasure to connect with breast cancer advocates and thrivers. COVID-19 is bringing us together in solidarity. We have the tools now to improve patient outcomes. We now have lifesaving interventions. Everyone needs access to quality cancer risk assessment and genetic testing – now and after this pandemic. We are using this crisis to gear up, to continue to support our patients, to find innovative ways to do our work, and to prepare the next generation for whatever is ahead,” said, Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade. Dr. Olopade is the 2017 ASCO Humanitarian Award recipient and is an internationally renowned breast cancer genetics expert with a specific focus on BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in women of African descent. The May 29 #ListenUpMBC Confab We Are Greater Than COVID-19 Keynote Conversation and Townhall will feature Dr. Olopade and cross-sector experts.

Tigerlily has also enlisted the support of celebrity chef and Food Network Star Chef Chris Kyler and celebrity DJ Brian Henry to close out the online activities by empowering people right from their living rooms with a virtual Happy Hour complete with sessions on breast cancer and beauty, stress management, a cooking and mixologist demonstration, and a dance party. “I’m honored to help patients who are at even greater risk right now, come together in a safe way – we’re looking forward to having a great time with everyone,” said Food Network Star Chef Chris Kyler.

“Our 'MBC ANGELs' are a group of young women of color from across the U.S. who have committed to educating, empowering, and mobilizing their community against MBC. Today, living with MBC during this global pandemic, means they face compounded disparities – even more, to overcome. Tigerlily is committed to ensuring that right now, more than ever, we gather online and raise our voices together. We will not be stopped by cancer or COVID-19 and are grateful for the outpouring of support we’ve received to make this initiative possible,” said Maimah Karmo, President and Founder of Tigerlily Foundation.

"We are thankful to our partners, including Lilly Oncology, Daiichi-Sankyo, Pfizer, Seattle Genetics, Amgen, Merck, Immunomedics, Genentech, Bristol Myers Squibb, Q Mixers, Blue Henry, Drink Builder and The IRIS Collaborative for working with us on this critical initiative," Karmo added.

Speakers over this three-day event include: (in order of appearance)
- Maimah Karmo, President & CEO, Tigerlily Foundation
- Mia Keeys, MPH, Director of Health Equity Policy and Advocacy, American Medical Association
- Shonta Chambers, M.S.W., Executive Vice President, Patient Advocate Foundation
- Ricki Fairley, SVP, Sisters Network
- Jamil Rivers, MBC ANGEL, Tigerlily Foundation; Board of Directors, Living Beyond Breast Cancer
- Christine Hodgdon & Julia Maues, GRASP
- Jasmine Souers & Marissa Thomas, Co-Founders, For the Breast of Us
- Funmi Olopade, MD, FACP, Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics & Global Health, The University of Chicago Medicine
- Lori Wilson, MD, FACS, Division Chief of Surgical Oncology, Howard University, MBC ANGEL Advisor
- Shonte Drakeford, RN, CRNP MBC ANGEL Advisor, Tigerlily Foundation
- Rev. Dr. Sheron Patterson, M.T.S., D.Min, Senior Pastor, The Park
- Craig Lipset, MPH, Advisor & Founder, Clinical Innovation Partners
- Conrad Tucker, Ph.D., Arthur Hamerschlag Career Development Professor, Mechanical Engineering Courtesy Appointment, Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University
- Zora Asberry, TV Personality
- Regina Hampton, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Doctors Community Hospital; Co-Founder & CMO, Cherry Blossom Intimates
- Jasmine Jones, Founder & COO, Cherry Blossom Intimates
- Natalie Lewis, Destinae Wellness
- Nikkia Blakey, President, Champion Promise Foundation
- Chef Chris Kyler, Food Network Star
- Shyrea Thompson, Founder & Principal, The IRIS Collaborative
- Gerard Bonner, Founder, Bonnerfide Radio
- Kevin Reid, Mixologist & Founder, Drink Builder
- Falasha Zuend, Public Health Goals
- DJ Brian Henry, Beats to Beat Breast Cancer

About Tigerlily Foundation
Tigerlily Foundation is a leading national breast cancer organization whose mission is to educate, empower, support, and advocate for young women ages 15 to 45 before, during, and after breast cancer. Tigerlily Foundation is dedicated to ending disparities of age, stage and color. The organization works with hundreds of volunteers nationwide, providing breast health, wellness, and transformational programs to young women nationally. To learn more, visit http://tigerlilyfoundation.org. Follow @TigerlilyCares and share #ListenUpMBC

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11 Best Black Friday Deals on Amazon

11 Best Black Friday Deals on Amazon

The best Black Friday deals from Amazon are still coming hard and fast because the holiday is not yet upon us and the mega-retailer prefers to keep consumers on the hook for as long as possible—spending as much money as possible. 

To that end, here are some of the best Black Friday deals from Amazon that you might want to consider today.

Calphalon 10-Piece Pots and Pans Set

Regular Price: $172

Sale Price: $138.88

Calphalon’s 10-Piece Pots and Pans Set is designed with stainless steel, stay-cool handles along with pour spouts. The nonstick surface is PFOA-free and built with hard-anodized aluminum that is both durable and conducts heat extremely well. The set includes 2 fry pans, a sauce pan with cover, saute pan with cover and large stock pot with cover.

Apple AirPods 2nd Generation

Regular Price: $144

Sale Price: $85.49

The 2nd Generation AirPods from Apple connect to all Apple devices and give you an enhanced listening experience. Plus, they come with a case that keeps them safe and allows you to charge them in a secure environment. With over 24 hours of battery life, access to Siri and easy setup, you can start listening to your favorite tunes or podcasts today.

Adidas Ultraboost 21 Running Shoes

Regular Price: $129.98

Sale Price: $89.98

The Adidas Women’s Ultraboost 21 running shoe is perfect for anyone who likes a short run, maybe a 5K, half marathon or more. Coming in several colors and styles, you can slip these shoes on, enjoy the cushioned outsole, sink into the supple insole and secure laces.

Ninja AF101 Air Fryer

Regular Price: $129.99

Sale Price: $97.83

The Ninja AF101 Air Fryer allows you to crisp, roast, reheat and even dehydrate food products faster and cheaper than ever before. It has a 4-quart capacity and offers a wide temperature range along with several time settings so that you can customize each dish to your needs. Plus, all the parts are dishwasher safe.

Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones

Regular Price: $199.95

Sale Price: $99

Beats by Dr. Dre are among the best headphones on the market, and the Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones include the Apple W1 chip, Class 1 Bluetooth and 40 hours of battery time. These headphones even have a built-in microphone and offer an adjustable fit so that you can be comfortable whether you’re listening to an Android or iOS device.

Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner

Regular Price: $198.98

Sale Price: $175.98

The Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner allows you to keep your home spotless and clean up after your pets. The cleaner comes with the Hoover Paws and Claws Deep shampoo and a storage mat to keep the floor dry once it’s put away.

LG CordZero Auto Empty Cordless Stick Vacuum

Regular Price: $999.00

Sale Price: $851.71

The LG CordZero Auto Empty Cordless Stick Vacuum and Wet Mop All in One Tower is designed to work in homes with several pets or children and clean up all the messes that life brings. The battery lasts up to 2 hours, and there’s an extra removable battery that gives you even more cleaning time and power.

Breville Fresh and Furious Blender

Regular Price: $278.60

Sale Price: $199.95

Breville, a top name in blenders and juicers, offers the Fresh and Furious Blender, featuring 50-ounce capacity, Vac Q technology, pre-programmed cycles, LCD display and lid with pull ring. With the Fresh and Furious Blender, you can make everything from a smoothie to a soup and everything in between.

Hot Tools Professional 2000 Turbo Ionic Hair Dryer

Regular Price: $89.99

Sale Price: $55.63

The Hot Tools Professional 2000 Turbo Ionic Hair Dryer is designed for professional use, but it works perfectly in the home. With 1875 watts of power, 6 heat and speed settings and a lightweight design, you can easily style your hair and utilize the diffuser, cut back on the frizz and stretch the 8 ft cord for maximum functionality.

Columbia Heavenly Long Hooded Jacket

Regular Price: $160

Sale Price: $97.38

The Heavenly Long Hooded Jacket from Columbia is designed to be light for everyday use, but it’s heavy enough to protect you from the cold. The plush fleece lining, security pocket, water resistant fabric, 2-way zipper, and zippered hand pockets make the jacket both protective and functional.

ConAir InfinitiPro Hair Dryer

Regular Price: $49.99

Sale Price: $29.99

ConAir is one of the biggest names in hair and beauty, and the InfinitPro is an 1875 watt hair dryer designed for professionals with ceramic technology. The dryer comes with a diffuser and concentrator, and it allows you to blow out your hair just the way they would at the salon.

Deals the Experts Are Hoping For

Experts believe that Amazon’s Black Friday sale could linger for quite some time. It all started with the Prime Early Access sale on October 11 and 12. Previously, Amazon has offered the “Epic Deals” sale that ran through late October. 

This is to say that any sale could come up at any time. 

Even so, those monitoring Amazon are looking forward to a few potential deals, including:

  • Apple Watch
  • AirPods (any generation)
  • MacBook Pro
  • Large, underpriced TVs
  • Amazon Echo
  • More small home appliances (Dyson or Shark vacuums, Instant Pots, etc.) 

While these predictions are based on last year’s Amazon Black Friday Sale, it’s important to remember that most Black Friday sales are fairly consistent and push the products that are most likely to sell.


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