As part of the BHCP Live! Summer Concert Series at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Promenade, the LA Affiliate of Susan G Komen of the Cure will join NAACP Image Award Winner, Cedric the Entertainer in hosting a free live show and meet and greet with Grammy nominated, multi-platinum singer Kelly Price on Wednesday August 31st, 2011 at 7:00P.M. This special event is a part of the Komen LA’s initiative to lower breast cancer statistics in the African American community by raising awareness of free services for early detection screenings. Statistics show that twice as many African American women die from the late stages of cancer than Caucasian women and 98 percent of women who detect breast cancer in its early stages survive.
Kelly Price, personally affected by breast cancer in which both mother and mother-in-law were diagnosed within two months of each other, is a strong supporter of breast cancer awareness and serves as an official Circle of Promise Ambassador. Following the concert, Price will host a meet and great and invite attendees to sign up for the Susan G Komen Circle of Promise; a movement that engages African American women to help end breast cancer forever by increasing awareness, support, empowerment and action.
The Los Angeles County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® distributing more than $9 million to fund breast cancer programs and research since 1996, will have an information tent for guests interested in free health screenings offered in the community during the concert series.
For more information about the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Los Angeles County Affiliate, visit www.komenlacounty.org or call 310-575-3011.