The Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Alumnae Chapter has committed itself to improving health and wellness in our community by hosting a number of events and supporting multiple causes.
The Physical and Mental Health committee of the Schaumburg Hoffman Estates Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. presents its first video "Interview with a Survivor", in recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Soror Cassandra Taylor spent time with her beautiful friend, guest and survivor, Miss Veronica Julian who bravely and openly shared her fight with breast cancer-- how and when it was detected, and her focus on survival. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, about 1 in 8 women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes; American Cancer Society's most recent research and analysis indicates that early detection through increased awareness and screening has helped to reduce death rates from Breast Cancer by 39% in the US over the 26 years between '89 and 2015. We believe that all women and family members need to be aware that taking proactive steps such as self breast examinations, mammogram screenings, and keeping a focus on healthy lifestyle choices can increase chances of survival of Breast Cancer.
We hope to continue this new tradition of an "Interview with a Survivor" who is willing to share their story and be a beacon of encouragement for us all. Enjoy the video, which was produced and directed by Soror Cassandra Taylor.