The Healing Power of Storytelling: Tales of Survivorship Virtual Listening Summit focused in New Orleans, LA | Oakland, CA | Troy, Michigan
November 16, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bringing together Black Artists, Tigerlily ANGEL Advocates, and Healthcare Providers to share how they transformed the stark canvas of their diagnosis through their art form to a powerful place of healing within.
Nicole Logan, Moderator & ANGEL Advocate
Nicole Logan grew up in Baltimore City. She is a 2011 graduate of North Carolina Agricultural & Technical (A&T) State University where she received her Bachelor of Art in Psychology. Ms. Logan returned to Baltimore and began volunteering with a local chapter of Sisters’ Network Inc. in support of her godmother. As a result of this work, Ms. Logan began to focus her efforts on ensuring African American women were educated about breast health, particularly those women under age 40.
In 2012, Nicole founded P.I.N.K 4 The City, her response to address the need to educate young women about breast health as well as breast cancer. The first public event was an arts and cultural presentation that included several survivors. This demographic is often not at ‘the table’ when the conversation is had about breast cancer in younger African American women so providing this avenue to share information addressed a very critical need. Nicole has continued to host yearly events and support local advocacy opportunities. In 2021, Nicole joined Tigerlily Foundation as an ANGEL Advocate and continues to use her voice to advocate for breast health within African American communities.
Candace Mainor, MD, Breast Medical Oncologist
Candace Mainor, MD is a breast medical oncologist at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. She completed a hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2018. She then joined the Food and Drug administration as a medical reviewer for the breast cancer team, prior to joining as faculty as an assistant professor in August 2019. Her research interest includes breast cancer prevention, treatment-related toxicity, health care disparities, and developing/improving therapies for TNBC.
Linda Lewis, Breast Cancer Survivor & Author
Linda Lewis is a cancer survivor and is warmly known to many in the community as Faraja. As a passionate writer, she has authored two books: “See God Today, A Gratitude Journal for Those Impacted by Cancer” and “Sister Songs”, a collection of poetry and prose. Linda is the former radio talk show co-hostess of The Sister Circle on WEAA, Morgan State University and also served as a recent speaker for Sinai Hospital’s Annual Cancer Survivor’s Day, Baltimore City. She has received 2 Champion of Courage Awards from Fox 45 and was listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the East. Her passion is to encourage, empower and to inspire women to live their best life in spite of challenging circumstances. She welcomes you to contact her at FarajaNetwork@gmail.com.
As a 10 year Breast Cancer Survivor, co-owner of Sisters 4 Life, LLC apparel company and published author, Purposeful Poetry, Tasha has always had a passion for poetry and started writing at 10 years old. Her love for writing grew stronger in 2011 when she was diagnosed with Stage 0 and Stage 1 Breast Cancer. She used poetry to help heal the wounds of her diagnosis and treatment and inspire others to keep their faith and never give up hope.
Nancy Barbour, ANGEL Advocate
Nancy Finley Barbour is grateful to be an eight-year breast cancer survivor. She is excited to be an ANGEL Advocacy Program Trainer through TLF and loves working alongside fellow advocates. Nancy is a believer in early detection and asking for help, something she failed to do during her cancer journey.
Nancy has over 30 years of experience in the information technology industry as a skilled lead in project, account and problem management and lives in Ashburn, VA with her husband and daughter.
Rheila Parker, ANGEL Advocate
Mrs. Parker is a Faith-filled, Courageous, and Optimistic individual with a determination that is out of this world. In July 2020, she was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer, undergoing rounds of treatment and surgeries. She was declared cancer-free on January 25, 2021. She views her cancer journey as the perfect interruption in her life. With the ups and downs through her breast cancer experience, it is shaping her into the woman she is growing to love more daily. God has ignited a passion in her to tell her story and to guide others with their unique journey. Since September 2021, she uses her voice as a Tigerlily ANGEL Advocate to share her story and to help others.
Pamela Wilson, Breast Cancer Warrior, Advocate, & Author
Pamela Wilson was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer on April 28, 2021. She is currently in active treatment but is grateful to be using her journey to help inspire and educate others. After treatment she plans to lead a life filled with breast cancer advocacy. Pam believes that early detection, relationship building, a positive mindset, and her faith have been essential components to her breast cancer battle.
Pam has been an educator for 15 years. Her passion for meeting the needs of her students from an emotional and educational standpoint are apparent throughout her work. She has written and published 3 children’s books and is currently completing a book series to document her breast cancer journey. She resides in Maryland where she runs a screen-printing and embroidery business with her husband. Pam’s two sons and two bonus daughters provide her with a wealth of inspiration and motivation to keep fighting her breast cancer battle.