Sisters of Greater Long Island reorganized October 2006 (formerly Sisters Network Suffolk County) was originally founded April 2001 by several African American women who are breast cancer survivors. These women saw the need to help expand Breast Health Awareness to the African-American communities across Long Island.
Our mission is to remove the fear of cancer and its treatments from the minds of African-American women and men in the Long Island community.
Our Objectives are:
- To provide support to African-American women/men with breast cancer (newly diagnosed and long term survivors).
- To form a partnership with the African American community and other Community Organizations through outreach awareness programs and education.
- To promote the importance of breast health and early detection through monthly breast self-exams, clinical breast exams and mammography screenings.