What We Do
Touch, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance drives the collaborative efforts of patients, survivors, advocates, advocacy organizations, health care professionals, researchers and pharmaceutical companies to work collectively, with accountability, towards the common goal of eradicating Black Breast Cancer.
Though there are numerous breast cancer advocacy groups and stakeholders, there is a need to bring all patients, survivors, advocates, advocacy organizations, health care professionals, researchers and pharmaceutical companies together to serve as allies in this army to fight Black Breast Cancer. No one entity can accomplish this alone. Our work requires collaboration, partnership, shared resources and consistent action, where we can share knowledge and hold each other accountable towards this critical goal.
Young Black women serve as information providers and educators for their peers and their families, effectively catalyzing important health conversations around prevention, awareness, participation in clinical trials, and family health history. Through a mix of virtual, social media content and on-campus activities, our HBCU interns have the opportunity to open up dialogue around breast health.
We hire HBCU students throughout the year for our internship. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
The Doctor Is In
The Doctor Is In provides a platform for education, conversation, and exchange for all topics arising from Black Breast Cancer. The show’s hosts are breast cancer survivor/advocate and CEO of TOUCH Ricki Fairley and breast surgical oncologist Dr. Monique Gary. They are passionate about providing pertinent information regarding the health of Black women.
Join us every Wednesday at 6pm ET live on facebook.com/BlackDoctor.org/
Pink Table Talk
Pink Table Talk is a series of intimate kitchen-table conversations that focus on all things Black Breast Health in order to educate, empower, and encourage action for young Black women. The hosts of Pink Table Talk are: Hayley Brown (see bio below) and Dr. Candice Thompson, Breast Surgical Oncologist at Stanford Medicine.
TOUCH Talk & Retreats
A monthly Breastie support group, sounding board, and gathering place for our sisterhood of Thriver Breasties. We also host a quarterly weekend retreat series for Black breast cancer survivors/thrivers that focuses on holistic and physical wellness and self-care.
Join us the first Saturday of every month at 11am EST for our private TOUCH Talk conversation
Black breasties deserve to be seen and heard in breast cancer spaces. To that end, TOUCH publishes on BlackDoctor.org, Black Health Matters, Everyday Health, Conquer: The Patient Voice, the Cincinnati Herald, the Baltimore Times, and more. Ricki Fairley has also been featured in TIME Magazine and Essence, on Good Morning America, and in podcasts like Dear Cancer, I’m Beautiful.
If you have a topic that you’d like to see covered or want to share your story, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas and information!
Love Your Bones
Most Breasties and their families don’t spend much time thinking about their bones, but bone health is a big issue for the entire Black community. Alongside bone expert Dr. Nicole Wright, we’ll talk about what it means to love your bones. Topics include osteoporosis prevention and care, screening, nutrition, exercise, risk factors, fractures and falls, caregiving, and more.
Join us on the first Sunday of each month at 3pm ET live on Facebook.com/BlackDoctor.org/
About Our Founder
Wanda Hall McCullough
Wanda, a native of Washington, DC was born on Valentine’s Day and educated in the Alamance County School System in North Carolina. She was a cheerleader, honor student, and civilian. She graduated from Eastern Alamance High School. She received a Bachelor of Economics degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1984 and a Master of Education from Elon University in 2006.
Wanda had many special friends and she loved her family. Her friends were as different as the east and west coasts and many times the only common denominator was Wanda. Wanda’s special “touch” of making everyone comfortable was one of her amazing gifts. She treated everyone as a best friend. A courageous and strong woman, Wanda met life head on with personal conviction and commitment to God. Can’t was not a common word in Wanda’s vocabulary.