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Sisters Network® Inc. (SNI) was founded in 1994 by Karen Eubanks Jackson, 28-year and four-time Breast Cancer Survivor. Today, SNI is the largest and only national Black breast cancer survivorship organization in the United States. Sisters' is recognized globally as the leading voice in the Black Breast Cancer movement. Sisters Network® Inc.'s national headquarters is located in Houston, Texas. The organization has over 25 survivor-run affiliate chapters nationwide in Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. For more info, please visit sistersnetworkinc.org.
Funds-raised benefit the Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP).
About the Stop the Silence Walk and Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP):

Launched in 2006, Sisters Network Inc. Stop the Silence 5K Walk/Run is the only National African American Breast Cancer Walk. A portion of the funds raised benefits the Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP) which assists breast cancer survivors, currently in treatment and facing financial challenges.  Financial assistance is paid directly to third-party providers and covers rent and utilities. In 2020, due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, Sisters Network expanded BCAP to address food insecurity. Survivors were eligible for grocery financial assistance.

BCAP is also an early detection program that provides free mammograms to non-diagnosed women. Over the last 15 years, the Breast Cancer Assistance Program has assisted thousands of survivors nationwide.

 

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Sisters Network Inc. is excited to host our 11th Annual Stop the Silence Virtual 5K Walk/Run.  Your participation supports Sisters Network Inc.'s mission to reduce the mortality rate of breast cancer among African American women.

What is a Virtual Walk?

The Stop the Silence Virtual Walk is a real walk, but this year due to COVID-19 it's on your terms: You get to choose your own course and who walks next to you (socially distanced of course)! The walking is real-it's the community that's virtual.  So register today and lace up your favorite sneakers and walk or run in your neighborhood, local park, or at home on the treadmill on Saturday, April 10, 2021, between 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (CST) to support Sisters Network 11th Annual Stop the Silence National African Breast Cancer 5K Walk/Run.  Funds-raised benefit the Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP) to provide financial assistance to breast cancer survivors nationwide. Thank you for your support! 

How to participate:

  • Run the 5K Walk/Run as an individual + option to fundraise
  • Create or join a team for the 5K Walk/Run + fundraise 
  • Donate to a team, individual
  • Sponsor 
Virtual Event FAQ
What is a Virtual Walk?
The Stop the Silence Virtual Walk is a real walk, but this year due to COVID-19 it's on your terms: You get to choose your own course and who walks next to you (socially distanced of course)! The walking is real-it's the community that's virtual.  So register today and lace up your favorite sneakers and walk or run in your neighborhood, local park, or at home on the treadmill on Saturday, April 10, 2021, between 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (CST) to support Sisters Network 11th Annual Stop the Silence National African Breast Cancer 5K Walk/Run. Funds-raised benefit the Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP) to provide financial assistance to breast cancer survivors nationwide. Thank you for your support! 
Will you mail my shirt?
There will be no t-shirts this year.  We encourage you to wear a shirt from a previous walk or wear pink in honor of breast cancer. 
What if it rains?
The virtual walk is on, rain or shine! However, please take all precautions to ensure you feel safe to walk in your community. 
Is the race tax deductible?
The Stop the Silence Walk registration fee is tax-deductible.
Are refunds offered if I realize I am unable to participate?
Registration is final.  No refunds will be issued. If you register for the Stop the Silence Walk and are unable to participate or if the event must be canceled, we will consider your registration fee a donation to Sisters Network Inc. to benefit the Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP). 

 

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“Times may have changed, but the need for breast cancer assistance and support hasn’t gone away.”

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