MILWAUKEE — The 4th Annual V100.7 Sista Strut took place on Saturday, October 3rd in Estabrook Park.
The event, hosted by FOX6’s very own Mary Stoker Smith, is geared towards African American women. Studies show they are more likely to get breast cancer at a younger age and have a death rate from breast cancer twice that of Caucasian women of the same age.
Sista Strut works to combat that statistic with this event.
Hundreds of participants enjoyed a warm up and entertainment along with a strut around the park.
Organizers say this free event is to raise awareness in the African American community that mammograms save lives.
“Don’t wait because waiting can be the difference between a treatable condition and something that has gone too far,” said Aronica Williams, Medical Director of Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Center.
The American Cancer Society was on site with Nurses Affecting Change, offering free clinical breast exams.
Walgreens was also at the event offering free flu shots.