October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "Java With Jimmy" will spend the hour in the GBH studio at the BPL raising awareness of this disease that touches lives everywhere.
Breast cancer doesn't discriminate. It knows no name, age, or background. It affects not only individuals but entire families and communities. Join Jimmy in the Newsfeed Cafe as he opens a dialogue about breast cancer's far-reaching impact and the collective strength that can be drawn from sharing our experiences.
We have the privilege of welcoming breast cancer survivors Tamisha Hills and Alyssa Nelson-Kamalu, along with Alyssa’s husband Chinedu Kamalu. They will share their personal stories, triumphs, and the courage they found to face challenges along the way.
Dr. Giselle Perez, a clinical health psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, will also speak with Jimmy about coping with a diagnosis, surviving treatment and building a supportive network for survivors and their caregivers.
Our conversation goes beyond medical treatments and physical battles as we dive into the often-overlooked realm of mental health. Coping with a breast cancer diagnosis can take an immense toll on one's emotional and psychological well-being. We explore the importance of mental health support, coping strategies, and the tremendous strength found within communities.
Join us for inspiration, education, and empowerment as we honor those affected by breast cancer, salute the survivors, and learn how we can provide support.