Health Equity Requires Social Equity.

Dear friends,

The names and faces of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and too many others have entered our home, shining a bright and much-needed light on our nation’s dark history of racial injustice. We have and will continue to mourn for those who have needlessly lost their lives to intolerance, injustice and racism.

The African American community faces deeply rooted economic, social, and health disparities. Komen Wisconsin condemns racism in all forms, and we’re committed to continuing to do our part to enact systemic change to achieve health equity and eliminate disparities for African American women in Wisconsin. We believe that where a person lives, and the color of their skin should never dictate their ability to access quality health care.

As a team, we are committed to supporting people of all races as we stand in solidarity and uplift the voices already in this fight. We have the courage to speak up, show up, listen, and learn – together. We are devoted to inspiring and empowering ourselves and others to take action against prejudice and hate.

Just as we promise we will not rest until we live in a world without breast cancer, we will not rest until we live in a world where all people are treated equally. May we all believe in unity and stand for equality, health, and justice for all.

I am grateful for you and your support and commitment beyond Komen. Take care of yourselves and each other.

In solidarity,

Nikki Panico
Executive Director