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RACE (Rallying Around Care and Equity) Alliance

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Tigerlily Foundation stands together against barriers that limit Black, BIPOC and unrepresented populations from accessing equitable healthcare.  

The RACE Alliance is a collaborative of patients, experts, caregivers, community leaders and partners, who have signed our #InclusionPledge, focused on establishing priorities and implementing measurable interventions to end MBC disparities for black women. Vision: The vision of the RACE Alliance is to end breast cancer disparities in women of color in our lifetime. 

The RACE Alliance also serves as a hub for action, information and resources. We aim to leverage our resources to make real change in our lifetime. 

We ask that as you move through our resources and pages you start by signing and sharing the #InclusionPledge. Together we can work toward dismantling systemic barriers to end health disparities in our lifetime.   

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#InclusionPledge

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The Tigerlily Foundation #InclusionPledge Playbook is a roadmap for the pharmaceutical industry and highlights specific, measurable, and timebound tactics which can be taken by stakeholders to eradicate barriers in cancer care for Black women while focusing on achieving health equity. Simply stated, this #InclusionPledge Playbook highlights what is possible when pharmaceutical companies commit to transparency, truth, and transformation.  

Within the playbook:

  • Information, statistics, actions, and strategies to help educate companies about the healthcare disparities faced by Black women.  
  • Knowledge to help make a commitment to anti-racism and invest in and develop specific, measurable actions to dismantle systemic barriers, while simultaneously co-create solutions that will result in health equity for Black women and end disparities in our lifetime.

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More than two years since Tigerlily Foundation inception of the #InclusionPledge, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the growth of the Movement for Black Lives since of 2020, we believe the time is right to reflect on the Pledge and its progress. To carry out this vital task of tracking progress, we solicited the guidance of Equity Based Dialogue for Inclusion (EBDI), a diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) consultancy with expertise in qualitative research. We chose to engage EBDI to help us understand and highlight the accountability journeys of our Pledge partners, and to offer their unbiased expertise on the most promising practices to support health and cancer care equity.

» DOWNLOAD Inclusion Pledge White Paper

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Throughout 2022, the Tigerlily Foundation will publish a series of five papers. These papers will highlight the importance of family health history, genetic testing and risk assessments in communities of color, barriers to diversity in clinical trials, community-based approaches to health, the role of data informatics in the electronic health records, and long-term survivorship in the breast cancer community.  

To ensure patients have the right resources at their fingertips, we have created barrier toolkits. We listened to our patients and created these for and with patients and caregivers. Download our Barrier Toolkits to learn more about breast health, lifestyle, wellness, prevention, and ways to lower your risk and experience. Next, sign the #InclusionPledge. 

» DOWNLOAD BARRIER TOOLKITS

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#KNOWMOREDISPARITIES AND #PULLUPASEAT BI-DIRECTIONAL CONVERSATION SERIES

Launched in Fall 2020, the Tigerlily Foundation and Guiding Researchers & Advocates to Scientific Partnerships (GRASP) monthly conversation series shines a light on the experiences of Black women with breast cancer through two conversations,  #KnowMoreDisparities and #PullUpASeat. The #KnowMoreDisparities conversations are facilitated for and by Black women will create a safe space for honest conversations with Black physicians, patients and medical clinicians to discuss their experiences of health inequality, implicit racial bias and lessons learned.  After two weeks, the #PullUpASeat conversations, co-hosted by a Black patients and doctors will amplify the voices of Black women through candid conversations with non-Black physicians and medical clinicians on the conversation topic and determine solutions to the high mortality rate of black women.

Our mission is to leave each participant with actionable tools that provide a tangible way to end a barrier for patients of color; as well as to educate allies in the healthcare/scientific/research/industry community and provide them with a deeper understanding of how to support, engage and collaborate with patients.

Thank You to Our Generous Partners & Supporters

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Families often are overwhelmed when a loved one is diagnosed with cancer. In some families and in some cultures, cancer is often kept private, and families do not discuss health matters, family health history and how they feel about what’s happening to the one they love. This has an impact on family health and how families cope through illness. Maimah comes from a Black, African family, and is first-generation American. In her family, many personal matters were not discussed. When Maimah went through her cancer journey she had the full support of family, but talking about CANCER and how people or how she felt, was like the elephant in the room. Through Tigerlily Foundation Maimah is working to change the trajectory cancer has within families and encouraging others to start these important and healing conversations. Listen as Maimah has an honest and heartwarming conversation with her brother for the first time about cancer since she was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer 17 years ago. This is Maimah's legacy. What’s yours? #MyLifeisMyLegacyMerck Careers Amgen Seattle Genetics, Inc Amgen Sanofi Eli Lilly and Company Daiichi Sankyo Brasil Bayer ... See MoreSee Less
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Episode 9 of BREATHE Tv is live! This important episode discusses Metastatic Breast Cancer and Clinical Trials. Our guests Tameka Johnson Evolving Soul LLC Tigerlily ANGEL Advocate and Lisa Laudico the Founder of Our MBC Life. Both women are mentors and leaders in the cancer community and have navigated treatment options and clinical trials to not only extend their life but to help those diagnosed after them by being a part of research. In this episode Lisa describes her MBC treatment experience as jumping lily pad to lily pad to try to find a clinical trials to extend her life. “It’s like you’ve got to stay on the lily pad long enough so you can jump to the next lily pad.” Merck Careers Sanofi Seattle Genetics, Inc Amgen Eli Lilly and Company Daiichi Sankyo Brasil ... See MoreSee Less
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