ANGEL Advocacy Program
The Tigerlily Foundation is committed to mobilizing our community of young women, caregivers, and loved ones to transform lives and recognize that we must Advocate Now to Grow, Empower & Lead through the ANGEL Advocacy Program. The ANGEL Advocacy Program has two foundational initiatives to mobilize this community:
The ANGEL Advocacy Program provides comprehensive training for women of color between the ages of 21 and 50, who have been impacted by breast cancer, either by being diagnosed themselves or who have had a loved one touched by the disease.
In the U.S., breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in their 20s and 30s, and Black women are diagnosed at younger ages and with more aggressive types of breast cancer than any other group. Through this program, advocates become more knowledgeable about breast cancer, and the disparities that affect this population, they also become empowered to create change, learn how to become better self-advocates, and advocate on behalf of individuals and their greater community to make system-wide impacts.
Our ANGEL Advocates use their time and voices to make an impact by speaking at events, being showcased in the media, advocating with policymakers, speaking on panels, sharing information on breast health and advocacy through their social media channels and engaging healthcare professionals. Many ANGEL Advocates are directly involved with developing our programs and partnering with research and scientific communities to ensure clinical trials, studies, programs and content are relevant to their population.
Our ANGEL Advocates are making a powerful impact in our breast cancer communities, locally, nationally and globally.
CALL to ACTION for the ANGEL Advocacy Program:
We are actively accepting applications on a rolling basis globally from women between the ages of 21 to 50 who have been impacted by breast cancer to participate in upcoming ANGEL Advocacy Program training cohorts.
With a focus on ending breast cancer disparities disproportionally impacting the Black community, a
variety of training cohorts are provided throughout the year.
Our team is currently conducting targeted outreach in communities with the highest disparities and welcome your application!
As part of the ANGEL Advocacy program, we are also piloting additional on-ground outreach in
the areas listed below and strongly encourage young Black women in the following areas to apply to become a Tigerlily ANGEL Advocate:
· California: Alameda County
· Pennsylvania: Philadelphia County
· District of Columbia: Washington, D.C., and the DMV area
· Louisiana: New Orleans Parish
· Michigan: Southeast Michigan
Our ANGELS are at the forefront of the charge to transform the outcomes for Black women and how they are educated and represented within the patient, policymaking, provider, research and scientific communities. We work with patients and stakeholders in the cities with the highest breast cancer death rates for Black women. Join us in working to change outcomes for Black women and achieve health equity in our lifetime.
Interested in becoming a Tigerlily ANGEL? Let’s get in touch. e-mail TLFANGEL@tigerlilyfoundation.org