Zoraida Sambolin, co-anchor of CNN’s weekday news show “Early Start,” will join Susan G. Komen®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization and the largest non-profit funder of breast cancer research outside of the U.S. government, for Hispanic Heritage Month and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. She will participate in a nationwide, Spanish-language radio tour on Wednesday, October 9th.
In May of this year, Sambolin was diagnosed with breast cancer and shared that she would be undergoing a double mastectomy on CNN. “My biggest worry was how do I tell my kids, and how do I walk them through that process,” said Sambolin. “There are ways to be empowered.”
Sambolin, who is a native of Chicago and of Puerto Rican descent, will share important information about early detection, the disparities among Latino women, cultural barriers that impact diagnosis and treatment, breast cancer warning signs and the importance of screenings, steps Latino women can take to reduce their risk, Komen’s impact in the Latino community and her life as a breast cancer survivor. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Hispanic women in the U.S.
“Zoraida is an inspiration to all of us, but especially for the Latina community,” said Rhasheda Boyd, Director of Marketing for Susan G. Komen®. “Komen is honored that she is joining us to spread the message about early detection and create awareness about breast cancer.”