From RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR):
Breast cancer survivors have a new place to find support and healing in Richmond. The Central Virginia Chapter of The Sisters Network, Inc. held the grand opening for their new sister house located in the city’s historic Jackson Ward neighborhood Friday afternoon. Several local elected leaders attended the event, including Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones and Delegate Delores McQuinn. A special guest was Sisters Network founder Karen Jackson who traveled from Houston, Texas to be part of the festivities. “I’m really excited to be here. To know a vision is now a reality,” Jackson said.
The house will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The home will serve as an office and meeting place for chapter members, as well as a place where patients and survivors can find resources and support. It features what members call a serenity room, where women can enjoy quiet time to heal their bodies and minds. It also has a library room with literature about breast health, treatment and survivorship.
Sisters Network Inc. is the only African American breast cancer survivorship organization in the United States.