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Cancer & Black History

Sheryl Lee Ralph was born on December 30, 1956, in Waterbury, Connecticut. She is a renowned actress, singer, and activist, known for her work on stage and screen. Ralph gained fame for her role as Deena Jones in the original Broadway production of "Dreamgirls" and has since had a successful career in both theater and television.


In 2001, Ralph was diagnosed with breast cancer during a routine mammogram. She underwent a lumpectomy and radiation treatments. Following her diagnosis, Ralph became a vocal advocate for breast cancer awareness, particularly within the African American community.


Ralph founded the Diva Foundation in 1990, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and providing support to those affected by the disease. After her breast cancer diagnosis, she expanded the foundation's mission to include breast cancer education and support. Through the Diva Foundation, Ralph has organized numerous events and campaigns to promote early detection, encourage regular screenings, and provide resources for breast cancer patients and survivors.


As an advocate, Ralph has been actively involved in various initiatives and collaborations. She has partnered with organizations such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the American Cancer Society to raise funds and awareness. Ralph has also used her platform as an actress and public figure to share her own story and inspire others to prioritize their health.


In recognition of her advocacy work, Ralph has received several awards and honors. She was honored with the Gilda Radner Award for her contributions to ovarian cancer awareness and the Women's Cancer Research Fund's Courage Award for her dedication to breast cancer advocacy.


Sheryl Lee Ralph's commitment to raising awareness about breast cancer, particularly within the African American community, has made a significant impact on the cancer community. Her work through the Diva Foundation and her personal advocacy efforts have helped educate and empower individuals to take charge of their health and seek early detection and treatment. Ralph continues to be a powerful voice in the fight against breast cancer.


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