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The National Black Leadership Commission on Health, Inc, referred to as Black Health places a spotlight on two Breast Cancer survivors with remarkable stories of resilience–
Thirty years ago, Jackie Pugh Mungo was given a breast cancer diagnosis—she has since lived cancer free for decades. Her cousin, Czarina (pronounced Serena) Lynell, is a thirty-something-year-old wife and mother living with breast cancer. Czarina has written a book chronicling her experience, disclosing the facets of her journey with the disease.
Jackie has always been an engaged community advocate since her time with American Cancer Society. Active among a sisterhood centered on improving health outcomes within the African American community, her allegiance remains intact. Down through the years Jackie has been an effective stalwart to an untold number of cancer survivors; present day, she works in an administrative capacity at a well-known church, known for its support of: families in crisis, the incarcerated, food despair, homelessness and under-employment. Her life’s course bears a mirror reflection of what is more common than not–multiple health disparities exacerbated by mental anguish–wreaking an emotional toll that can ignite otherwise dormant carcinogens within the body. In other words, intense stress can lead to cancer; it is a proven fact, https://bit.ly/35cvafl.
Jackie explains, “As I reflect on being a breast cancer survivor for over 30 years, it has become more than a passion to educate women on the importance of breast self examinations as well as yearly mammograms. I am keenly aware that cancer can be a terrifying experience and would not wish that anyone faces cancer alone. I am available to share my story and to let women know that a diagnosis is not a death sentence. Since being diagnosed I have started a nonprofit, The Healing Institute Global Network, and make it my mission to help anyone that I can.”
Jackie Mungo is a minister, mother, grandmother and a passionate educator and activist in the fight against cancer. She is the former Health Programs Manager for African-American Outreach with the American Cancer Society and a 30-year breast cancer survivor!
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