Breast Health Information: Inform, Engage, Empower
Wednesday, October 1
11:30 am to 12:30 pm CT
Presented by Amberlea Childs | Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin
Hosted by the North Central Region of Susan G. Komen
Join this conversational-style discussion about family history, personal risk, breast screening recommendations, breast cancer signs and symptoms, and making healthy lifestyle choices. Feel empowered to be an active participant in your own health!
Amberlea Childs oversees Susan G. Komen’s Kohl’s Conversations for the Cure, a breast health education and screening program in Southeast Wisconsin. In addition to recruiting and training a volunteer pool of diverse community health workers, Amberlea is also a breast health educator and has been talking and teaching breast health for more than 10 years. First trained as a Triple Touch Trainer through the American Cancer Society and now a 3-year breast cancer survivor herself, she knows firsthand the value of screening and advocates for women to take action and become an active participant in their health.
Childs founded a breast cancer educational nonprofit, Viva Las Chicas, in St. Petersburg, FL, and currently serves on the Board of Directors. She is an active member in many breast cancer groups and coalitions nationally and statewide. Additionally, Childs was diagnosed with breast cancer while having no health insurance and continues to advocate that just because a woman doesn’t have health insurance doesn’t mean she should have to forgo her healthcare. Childs has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University of South Florida.