The Rose, a local health organization that provides high quality breast healthcare to all women regardless of their ability to pay, recently brought leaders across Houston together at the HMAAC for “I Will Survive Breast Cancer,” an evening of awareness and support. Nationally, Black women are 45 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than Caucasian women. In Houston that rate is even higher, spiking to 60 percent. Last year, The Rose served 5,552 Black women, of which 733 were sponsored and 62 diagnosed with breast cancer. Kim Roxie, owner of LAMIK Beauty, spearheaded the event that featured guest speaker Dr. Raphael X. Moffett, TSU’s VP of Student Services. Attendees included John Guess Jr., Chris Noble, Aisha Moffett, Ashley Small, Chardae Evans, Melanie Jackson, Janice Workcuff, Shamaree Hall, BriAnna Gant, Thelma Scott, Pastor Matthew Davis and more.