Susan G. Komen, 3 day

Better breast health will require support from entire community

By Guest Columnist JANICE MCKENZIE-CRAYTON, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta

African American women in metro Atlanta are 40 percent more likely to die of breast cancer than white women. While there are several possible reasons for this difference in survival – barriers to health care, genetic differences in tumors, and other risk factors – one thing is clear: We must and we can do more to turn around this tragic statistic.