Paying it Forward: African-American Women Using Their Breast Cancer Experiences to Help Their Communities
When: Thursday, February 13, 2014
Noon - 1 p.m.
During our free February webinar, Novella K. Lyons, a community advocate who uses her breast cancer story to educate and inspire others, helped you
- understand why sharing your story with your community is important.
- learn how giving voice to your experience is impactful to others and how LBBC’s volunteer advocate program can help you to do so.
- discover how sharing your story with your community can help you heal and nurture your own spirit, as well as answer questions such as “Why did this happen to me?” and “Where do I go from here?”
About Our Speaker
Ms. Lyons is the president of Women of Faith and Hope, Inc., a Philadelphia-based self-help group providing professional expertise, referrals for free mammograms, annual health fair support groups, home visits, hospital visits, telephone calls and spiritual healing.
Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993, Ms. Lyons was determined to empower herself by gathering knowledge about the disease and its treatment and, with God’s help, face the illness with all her strength. As Ms. Lyons progressed in her personal campaign against breast cancer, other women were inspired and encouraged by her example. She became committed to empowering them through education and spiritual and emotional support.
Since 1995, Ms. Lyons has provided educational seminars to thousands of participants in collaboration with the American Cancer Society and other breast health organizations. The American Cancer Society, Breast Health Institute, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Albert Einstein Medical Center, NAACP, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority and many others have honored her for her work.