Posted by | Ray Cornelius

More than 30,000 black women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and BET HER is continuing its mission to put black women’s health front and center.  The female-driven network, formerly known as CENTRIC, is teaming up with some of the music industry’s biggest names for “BET HER Fights Breast Cancer” airing on Sunday, October 22 at 7 p.m. EST.

The event was taped last Friday at Atlanta’s Riverside EpiCenter and featured amazing musical performances by Xscape, Keyshia Cole, Sevyn Street and Alice Smith. It was also hosted by “Power “actress Naturi Naughton and featured heartfelt tributes to breast cancer survivors and advocates.

This year’s inaugural honorees include breast cancer activist Karen Eubanks Jackson, CEO of Sisters Network Inc., a powerful organization committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community.  Breast cancer survivor and warrior, Ericka Hart, will also be honored for her boundless dedication to exposing the socio-political impact of breast cancer in the black community.

“BET HER FIGHTS: BREAST CANCER” marks the first signature event for BET’s sister network, BET HER, which launched on September 28, 2017.  BET HER is a multi-platform lifestyle brand designed to boldly celebrate the diverse and beautiful world of Black women.

Will you be watching?

Photo Credits: BETHER