WHO WE ARE
Founded in 1998 by Totlyn M. Taylor-Newby, a breast cancer survivor, Women at Real Risk (WARR) is a Washington, D.C.-based grassroots non-profit advocacy organization engaged in the fight against breast cancer. WARR was founded with the vision of eliminating breast cancer through education and advocacy.
To accomplish its mission, WARR offers culturally relevant support and resources to those individuals or loved ones who are touched by breast cancer.
WARR fosters awareness of the perils of breast cancer through hands-on outreach programs and by creating liaisons with women of the Diaspora beginning in the United States and in the Caribbean.
Through WARR’s mission trips and inquiries, it has seen an increased need for general health care for impoverished communities throughout the Jamaican diaspora. While still maintaining its fight against breast cancer, WARR has also taken the role of providing health care to men, women, and children in Jamaica, WARR secures medical practitioners, and volunteers and provides all patients with on-site medical care, and pertinent medication to enhance his or her immediate health.
The goals for Women At Real Risk to evoke change and continue to serve the communities of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and the Jamaican diaspora.
In the coming years, WARR plans to serve even more individuals and groups within the Washington Metropolitan area and throughout the Caribbean. With your help we would like to achieve the following:
Increase breast and general health care awareness
Increase medical practitioner and volunteer membership
Increase outreach to D.C. Metropolitan area and Jamaica
Provide biannual health mission trips
Secure sponsorship or partnership with pharmaceutical companies to provide medication to those in need
Increase sponsorship and donations to continue to serve
Launch support group in the Adams Morgan community of the District of Columbia