Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Century Bar, 930 SE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
What? Join us for a celebration and breast cancer awareness mixer for the African American community to think More Than Pink.  We’ll have a fantastic panel talking about the breast cancer journey, research, and resources for you to share the importance of screening in the early detection of breast cancer.
Tickets: Registration is FREE!  Anyone who pre-registers will be on the guest list at entrance and will receive a premium raffle ticket towards great prizes!
Food & Beverages: No-host food & beverages will be available for purchase.
Sponsor: Thank you to Century Bar for donating the space.

Event Background:

Purpose: To uplift the African American professional community regarding breast cancer awareness, research, and volunteerism in collaboration with the platform of Miss Black Oregon US Ambassador ‘19.

Why now? As the PNW region is vastly growing with African American professionals exiting college and entering into their careers, it is important they are educated around the healthcare issues plaguing the community, giving them the opportunity to donate and volunteer for the cause. Also, it is imperative that they encourage their family members to receive regular screenings and participate in clinical research trials. 

Afrodite: This theme is a play on words uplifting the African American woman, breast cancer survivor/forever fighter, and professional as a supreme being involved in the fight against this healthcare issue in the African American community. Aphrodite is an ancient Greek goddess associated with love, beauty, pleasure, passion, and procreation. With this theme, we will send the message that learning about the educational foundations of breast cancer awareness is of love, beauty, pleasure, passion for African American women who are stigmatized to walk in strength and fear, connecting with education, research, and care coordination. It emphasizes the beauty behind every woman’s journey.

Registration: Register NOW to attend Afrodite!



About our speakers:

Nathalie Johnson, M.D.

A general surgery specialist in Portland who has been practicing for 32 years. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology, and more.

Cynthia Aks, D.O., ABIHM, FACOS

Surgical oncologist focusing on breast surgery and nutrition. Hospitals served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center.


Gordon Mills, M.D., PhD

Professor of Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology at OHSU School of Medicine. Director of Precision Oncology at OHSU  Knight Cancer Institute. Director of SMMART Trials. Wayne and Julie Drinkward Endowed Chair in Precision Oncology.

Pastor Renee Ward

Survivor of Stage 2A Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Patient of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. Founder of More Than an Overcomer, whose mission is to spread awareness to women fighting cancer diagnoses regarding local resources, available clinical research trials, and family care coordination.



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