Breast Health Angels Foundations Inc. was conceptualized in 2015 when the founder Chika Okem Akwiwu announced on Social Media that she survived breast cancer. Then in March 2016 the company was officially founded as a result of the need and high demand for Breast Cancer Awareness and Education. She was diagnosed in 2010 at the age of 36 when her life was suddenly interrupted while in nursing school by a disease she now calls the familiar stranger. She was devastated, heartbroken and could not understand why of all things cancer could happen to her. She had no family history, a mother, wife, student and also the caregiver to her mother and deceased father who was in stage 4 kidney failure at that time. She later took a proactive and difficult decision to have a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. The support of her husband, family and close friends brought her through.
” Thousands of supporters have participated in our walks across the globe, joining hands with us to raise funds to help increase cancer education, awareness and screening.”