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 October 19, 2019

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

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

Greetings Sisters, Brothers and Supporters.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to increase awareness of the most common cancer among women and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in the United States.

Next meeting October 19, 2019.

Largo Kaiser Permanente Conference room, 1.



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

 

2019   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