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 June 16, 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,
Thank you all for coming and joining us here today. We are pleased to be able to welcome those of you that have been with us for some time now as well as those of you who are new to our SOSI group. I would like to express my gratitude to all of you who so generously help us make our monthly meetings come together smoothly... We need you as much as you need us.

Mothers Day Poems

Wonderful Mother 
The heart of a home is a mother
Whose love is warm and true,
And home has always been “sweet home”
With a wonderful mother like you!

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Mom’s Love
Mom’s smiles can brighten any moment,
Mom’s hugs put joy in all our days,
Mom’s love will stay with us forever
and touch our lives in precious ways…
The values you’ve taught,
the care you’ve given,
and the wonderful love you’ve shown,
have enriched my life
in more ways than I can count.
I Love you Mom!

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Blessing 
There is no blessing
quite so dear…
as a mom like you
to love year after year.
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My Fortune, My Mother
How much I love you I can’t say:
It’s more than words can hold.
You’re all at once my rich, red clay,
My potter and my mold.
Yours the words that shaped my voice,
The spirit within mine.
Yours the will that shaped my choice,
My fortune, and my sign.
How lucky I was to have had you
At the core of me!
Wise and good, you always knew
Just what I could be.
And so I came to be someone
Whom I could be proud of.
For this I give my swollen sum
Of gratitude and love.


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.

Contact us here.

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