Supporting Our Sisters International is dedicated to increasing breast cancer awareness, improving continuum care and services.

Our support group meetings will be the 3rd Saturday of each  month.
We will meet on January 19, 2018.

Time: 1- 3PM
Kaiser Permanente
Mercantile Lane, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774
301-494-7315

We welcome new ideas and value enthusiasm from
members and volunteers.

Dear SOSI Team,
Happy New Year to all of you and your families!
I trust that you have enjoyed the holiday season with family and friends and I hope you are warm and cozy right now. As we ramp up for 2018 and a new year, I want to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you for all that you do to make our organization great. We are who we are because of you… your commitment, your passion, and your never-ending drive to be the best.

Inspirational Quotes to Help Start Your
New Year Off Right

Make this your best year ever. New Year's Day is a fresh start.

A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved.Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery.

Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change." -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

"Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one." -- Brad Paisley "

There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind." - C.S. Lewis

"There can be no great accomplishment without risk." -- Neil Armstrong "And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been, full of work that has never been done, full of tasks, claims, and demands; and let us see that we learn to take it without letting fall too much of what it has to bestow upon those who demand of it necessary, serious, and great things." ― Rainer Maria Rilke

"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves." -- Bill Vaughn


Welcome

We are all in this together – and we are glad you are visiting our site. This is our online meeting place, where we organize our activities, share ideas, and publicize our mission.

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About

Supporting Our Sisters International®

History & Mission

Supporting Our Sisters International (SOSI) founded by Madeline “MAD” Long-Gill, a survivorship organization was created to improve continuum care among African American and Hispanic breast cancer survivors. The goal of the organization is to help reduce breast cancer mortality for African Americans and Hispanics by focusing on health education for survivors.

 

Madeline established SOSI after many years of direct services as a training instructor for public assistance recipients, a homicide minister, domestic & sexual violence advocate, and a volunteer of 12 years with the St. Louis affiliate of Susan G. Komen Foundation. She served as President of Sisters Network Prince George’s County, an affiliate of Sisters Network Inc. These coupled experiences helped her understand the importance of health equity for all breast cancer survivors. Under her leadership, the awesome executive team of Sisters Network Prince George’s County reached over 10,000 people in less than 2 years through community health programs, workshops and medical screening participation. 

 

SOSI was created to support sisters worldwide with a message of health, hope, healing and quality care. Although the color pink represents breast cancer, SOSI has chosen to add a hint of green to denote living green aimed at helping women live healthier lifestyles to reduce their risk or recurrence of breast cancer.

 

SOSI has joined forces with survivors, family, friends, healthcare providers, researchers, community stakeholders, faith-based communities, and national organizations to create informative change within the breast cancer movement. SOSI believes we must support one another if we are to be the change. It will take all hands on deck to prevent and save lives!

 

Our mission: Through our exceptional attention to service, we are dedicated to saving lives by going beyond breast cancer awareness to empower, educate and inspire women around the world. We are committed to improving continuum care and services for the minority and under-served the community.


SOSI Timeline

 

1995    Madeline’s mother-in-law Carolyn L. Gill passed away from complications related to breast cancer

 

1999 – 2012   Madeline Long-Gill volunteered with Susan G. Komen Foundation

 

2011    Madeline L. Gill, Josephine Long (mom), Mary Gabourel             (aunt) were diagnosed with breast cancer

 

2013    Opened chapter of Sisters Network Prince George’s County

 

2013 – 2014   Reached 10,030 people in Maryland, DC and Virginia area

 

2015    The creation of Supporting Our Sisters International to reach women nationally with a survivor-ship message of hope


Supporting Our Sisters International


P.O. Box 1341
Landover, Maryland 20785
Phone: 301-494-7315