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Circle of Promise


What is Circle of Promise?

African-American women have the highest death rate and poorest survival rate of any other racial or ethnic group for breast cancer. In an efforct to rewrite the story of African-American women and breast cancer, Komen has pledged to decrease the mortality of African-American from breast cancer by:

  • Motivating and empowering the community
  • Encouraging women to mobilize and get active in public policy efforts to improve access to care
  • Dispelling myths that prevent women from getting the needed care that can save their lives.

Circle of Promise Committee Goals

  1. Increase breast cancer awareness, education and screening in the African-American community.
  2. Identify specific locations to reach the African-American community.
  3. Increase the African-American participation at the Sacramento Race for the Cure.
  4. Have fun while positively educating the African-American community.


Upcoming Events

Circle of Promise Fall Tea

This event is designed to engage, empower nd inspire African American mothers and their daughters to take charge of their breast health. Our fall tea will feature a breast cancer survivor, breast health awareness education, nutrition, hair care and networking. There is no charge to attend. Space is limited so RSVP today by contacting or (916) 231-3148.


Breast Cancer Survivor

Jeanette Cash, Circle of Promise

 My Journey with Breast Cancer

It was on November 30, 2009 that I got the results of my test for breast cancer. My first thought was "wow" then I had to process it and wonder how I was going to tell my children. I told my daughter first she gave me a hug and said "everything will be alright". The next step was to tell my son, he is a little bit more sensitive. Once we told him, his initial reaction was to cry, however we assured him it was going to be ok and he was ok.

To continue Jeanette's journey, please click here.




 First Ladies Brunch 2011

The Sacramento Valley Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Circle of Promise hosted their 2nd Annual First Ladies Brunch in March 2011. The brunch was designed to engage, empower and inspire African-American women to take charge of their breast health. The event was held at the Citizen's Hotel where the ladies were treated to an elegant catered brunch. Our program featured an amazing group of singers, the Daughter of Christ from the Macedonia Baptist Church; Invocation and Solo from the Genesis Baptis Church; Poetry Reading from the Antelope Upper Room Ministries; and an inspirational speaker, Edna Campbell, a nine year breast cancer survivor and a former MBA Monarch's player. The brunch was a great success reaching over 70 African-American women.



Summer Tea 2011

The Circle of Promise had their first Summer Tea in July 2011. The tea was an intimate event that focused on educating Afrian American mothers and daughters on the importance of breast health, health and fitness, healthy hair care options and a touching story from a breast cancer survivor. The event was a success, filled with tea, fun and laughter!

To view more photos of the events and follow the Circle of Promise, view and like our Facebook Page. To join the Sacramento Circle of Promise or learn more about us, please contact

Who is Involved?

The Circle of Promise is co-chaired by Alexine Clement Jackson, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Board Chair and author and TV personality, René Syler who are joined by Gabrielle Union, Diahann Carroll, Richard Roundtree, Lalah Hathaway and others.  These women exhibit strength, passion, and dedication in their fight against breast cancer and are ready to touch the lives of other women through the Circle of Promise.

How You Can Join the Circle

Join us: register today at and make your promise to take care of yourself first and then become an ambassador to your community! We’ll provide you with all of the resources and tools you need to make changes in your own life and to share lifesaving messages with others.

Spread the word: invite your girlfriends, mothers, sisters, daughters and co-workers to join the Circle of Promise. Tell them you want them to join you in the fight against breast cancer’s attack on the African American community before it’s too late.

Be active in your commitment: continue to fight with us by supporting public policy efforts, helping us to raise funds for research, and by making sure that the Circle of Promise is alive in your community!

*Click here to read our report on breast cancer in the African American community