Activist and breast cancer survivor Billye Aaron, wife of baseball great Hank Aaron, left, and Alexine Clement Jackson, Susan G. Komen for the Cure board member, attend an opening symposium in Ghana to discuss ways to exchange ideas, resources and build a new medical center in the area.
Gabrielle poses with several area chiefs at the dedication ceremony for HopeXchange Medical Center, where doctors and scientists will not only share critical information on early detection and treatment but also offer continuing medical education courses to health care providers in Ghana.
Komen President and CEO Hala Moddelmog leads the delegation composed also of physicians, researchers, advocates, and survivors.
“Once a country has the infrastructure in place to detect, diagnose and treat breast cancer, it opens the door to the successful treatment of many other cancers,” explained Moddelmog. “Developing health care delivery systems, when done logically and successfully, can be a self-replicating process in other countries.”