BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — This Saturday, you’re invited to walk, run, ride or stroll on over to Legion Field for the annual Sistah Strut!
Sistah Strut is about passion, purpose and pursuit and aims to connect kindred spirits to share life experiences and spread breast cancer awareness. The “sistahs” are not defined by race, ethnicity or gender and are instead related by a need to reach out to the community.
The run/walk supports the work of Brenda’s Brown Bosom Buddies, created by Brenda Phillips-Hong. The organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tailored for the needs of women of color. BBBB offers support, education and early detection of breast cancer for minority, low income and under served women and men by helping patients with transportation to treatments, financial assistance, providing light housekeeping for recently diagnosed patients, and community health forums. BBBB also maintains a partnership with Birmingham Black Nurses Association to offer a scholarship to a nursing student with a special interest in breast cancer.
This year’s Sistah Strut marks the seventh year for the event that’s open to the public. Registered participants can strut solo or with a team of three or more and can enjoy fish and grits or chicken and rice after the fun wraps up. They’ll also receive a t-shirt and goodie bag. You can register here or the day of the event at Legion Field.
5K participants must register to receive awards. No one will be turned away for financial reasons. Donations are also accepted. If you’d like to be part of the fun, head over to Legion Field from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 22nd. You can find more information here.
For more information on Brenda’s Brown Bosom Buddies and when the next community health forum in your area will take place, check out the website here. You can also follow BBBB on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.