It’s April, and we are saying it’s Magic City Classic week. Odd, but it is true. The Magic City Classic is Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Legion Field. As always, the event plays host to various events throughout Central Alabama. I love the spirit and festivities of Classic week.

There is a great event that will honor African American Women who have survived breast cancer. It is the Annual Classic in Pink Affair hosted by Representative Juandalynn Givan. It will be an outdoor event following all COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines. It’s Friday, April 16, 2021, at 11:00 am in front of the Sheraton Hotel at 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd North in Birmingham.

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If you have been following me, you already know how much I dislike cancer. My mother was a breast cancer survivor. She handled her journey with so much grace. I was always impressed with her fighting attitude towards breast cancer.

The Sisters Network Inc. is great at sharing important information and statistics. It is always heartbreaking to find out that “Black women get breast cancer at a slightly lower incidence rate (3%) than white women, Black women are 42% more like to DIE of breast cancer than white women. That is an astounding number and indicative of a variety of factors, many reflecting racial disparities.”

Representative Juandalynn Givan believes that it “is a perfect time for this event because many people don’t realize that it’s also Black Maternal Health Week. It’s time to shed light on the significant health disparities that exist with African American women who experience higher rates of infant mortality and have the highest incidence of fatalities compared to any other group due to breast cancer.”

It will be a wonderful time with giveaways too. The press release noted that Representative Juandalynn Givan will “give away gift boxes and lunches to women who have been impacted by COVID-19. Each gift box will contain two tickets to the Magic City Classic.”

(Source) Press Release sent to Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa. Click here for more information from The Sisters Network Inc.

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