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Steady Rollin’

September 15, 2021 by  
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Steady Rollin’

Ladies at last year’s Caravan for Mammogram.
Dr. Annette Mayes welcomes Comprehensive Cancer Center reps to Caravan for Mammogram last year.

Black women ride together against breast cancer in the 4th Annual Las Vegas Caravan for Mammogram.

Las Vegas Black Image Magazine is again hosting the annual Las Vegas Caravan for Mammogram as part of its Diversity & Inclusion Health Initiative. Black women are invited to participate in the fourth annual event — which will be held on October 4, galvanizing women to raise awareness of Breast Cancer Awareness month by decorating their cars in pink and black.

Black women die from breast cancer at much higher rates than white women, and this event stands as a direct reminder to take care of one’s breast health.

The event is free to the public each year, made possible by the support of a number of healthcare providers. Obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Annette Mayes serves as grand marshal, as the caravan traditionally begins in the parking lot of her Las Vegas All Women’s Care offices at 700 Shadow Lane. Ladies and their families will begin decorating their cars at 8 a.m, and the caravan of decorated cars will line up in parade formation to drive down the Las Vegas Strip at 11 a.m., escorted by Metro volunteers.

Over 100 Black women will drive their cars in the caravan parade to Town Square where there will be more sisterly fellowship, lunch, breast health speakers, and information.

Want to participate? Please call (702) 810-5631 or email cdalasvegas@gmail.com for an entry form.

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