The foundation was founded in 2006 at the request of Nancy Block-Zenna, a young mom living in New Jersey who was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in 2005 and who lost her battle 2 and a half years later. A group of her friends banded together and made it happen.
Malaak Compton-Rock called me and asked me to photograph the first event that she held at her home in 2007. This year she called me again.
It is amazing to see what a group of women can achieve when they get together.
Last night the Champion Award went to Robin Roberts presented by Deborah Roberts for her bravery in going public and taking us with her as she faced Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
The Vanguard Award went to GE and was accepted by Michael J Barber and presented by Tonya Lewis Lee.
The Hero Award went to Dr Lisa Newman, MD who researches breast cancer and high risk patterns in African Americans and was presented by Soledad O'Brien.
Cristy Norwood was given the Courage award by Stephen Kandel. As Cristy told her story of overcoming breast cancer which she was diagnosed with when she was pregnant with her 5th child, it was impossible not to cry. With her faith in god and the love and friendship from family and friends she told how valuable it was have TNBC as source of information and support.
Today with more awareness and early detection women have a place to get information and support and as a result they are surviving this form of cancer. To find out more go to www.tnbcfoundation.org
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