Sisters Network Triangle NC Chapter (SNTNC), an affiliate of Sisters Network Inc. was established in February, 2003 by six breast cancer survivors. The Chapter’s founding members are: Valarie C. Worthy, Dean J. Johnson, Brenda Phillips, Jackie Thorpe-Hollingsworth, Jo Ann Blackston, and Liz Cofer. Two of our founding members, Jackie Thorpe-Hollingsworth and Jo Ann Blackston, have passed away since our inception. SNTNC was recognized as the Outstanding New Affiliate Chapter of 2003 by our national organization.
Currently, SNTNC has over 80 members. We meet the fourth Thursday of each month at the AKA Ivy House on Fayetteville Road in Durham NC. We adhere to our National Mission which is educating African American women on the devastating impact of breast cancer. We provide outreach and education to the women in the Triangle community and surrounding areas.
We are the oldest affiliate chapter of Sisters Network in North Carolina. There are Chapters in Greensboro, NC and Charlotte, NC. SNTNC has received numerous awards for our outreach efforts. We were recipient of the 5th Annual Lamplighter Award in 2006. SNTNC is a 501 (c) organization.
Our annual Tea for Two Pink Ribbon Awareness reaches over 5000 women through educational outreach efforts of local churches. We provide pink ribbons and information cards for each attendee to share with their respective churches. Last year, we had over 100 churches represented at the Tea for Two.
We encourage monthly self-breast exams, annual mammograms, and clinical breast exams. Thank you for helping us to reach our goal of educating African American women about breast cancer in the Triangle community. SNTNC appreciates your continued support as we continue to fight breast cancer in North Carolina.