White House Author
Dorothy Reed formed the Sisters Network of Central New Jersey (SNCNJ) in 2000 with three other breast cancer survivors, because of the absence of local support or culturally sensitive resources for African American women diagnosed with breast cancer. Within six months, SNCNJ’s monthly support meetings averaged 30 African American women. The organization’s purpose is to save lives by providing services, including encouraging 116 women to get a mammogram in 2014 and providing over 4,000 women and families with breast health information. In addition, Dorothy spearheads five annual outreach projects aimed at educating, supporting and bringing awareness to the alarming statistics for African American women.