Magic FM Presenter Angie Greaves teams up with Macmillan Cancer Support charity to raise awareness of the effects of disease within African Caribbean communities.
Statistics show that the death rates among the African Caribbean Cancer sufferers are much higher and the age of diagnosis is younger than in other races, despite the fact that actually contracting Cancer is less prevalent.
On Saturday 30th November, Angie Greaves will be hosting a ‘Feeling Fab’ Cancer event creating awareness of the disease for people of African Caribbean origin, in conjunction with top PR agencies Shiloh PR and Merité PR. The event will provide much needed information in an attempt to reverse the startling statistics within the African Caribbean community in the UK.
“It is a pleasure – but also important – to be able to create this awareness event alongside Macmillan Cancer Support. The level of mortality for this disease is In larger numbers than we know within the BAME communities so connection is imperative” Angie Greaves
Speakers will include 22 yr old Bianca Brown who is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment and is using social media to document her journey. Her Instagram page ‘The Cancer Diaries’ has close to 5k followers to date.
Special Guest speaker will be TV Presenter Rianna Scipio, best known in the UK for her work on National TV, as prime-time presenter of flagship programmes such as BBC’s Watchdog, Holiday, and on Radio 2 and Choice FM.
Rianna is also a Breast Cancer ‘previvor’ (survivor of a predisposition to cancer), and recently underwent a double mastectomy. She is with us to share her story of hope and empowerment with other cancer sufferers and their families:
“It’s a little known fact that breast cancer affects black woman far younger than in any other demographic and is known to be more aggressive when it does. It’s time to be informed and empowered about the risks and new approaches to treatment and prevention. There’s no need to fear anymore.” Rianna Scipio
The first of, what will be, an annual Cancer Awareness event takes place at The Cumberland hotel in the heart of London, and will be attended by Media and celebrities from the African Caribbean community, particularly those who have been affected by Cancer. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.
A section of the event will be dedicated to BBC Comedian Felix Dexter who recently passed away from a Cancer related illness.
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