Our Advocacy Work
Roberta is involved with several organizations and special projects throughout the cancer community. See some of the highlights below. Roberta's complete CV is available upon request.
SWOG- Cancer Research Network
Patient Advocate- February 2022
"SWOG advocates represent the patient voice in trial development, reviewing and developing concepts and working within their disease committees to ensure that SWOG trials keep the patient at their center. "
The Chrysalis Initiative
Breast Cancer Coach- March 2021
The Chrysalis Initiative, founded by Jamil Rivers, "exists to disrupt outcome disparities within breast cancer, so every patient receives the care they deserve."
MBC Angel Advocate- July 2021
The Tigerlily Foundation's mission is, "to educate, advocate for, empower, and support young women, before, during and after breast cancer."
Black Girls Run! (BGR)
BGR! Philadelphia- Montco Run Coordinator-
March 2014 | March 2020
Black Girls RUN! has a mission, "to encourage African-American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80% of African-American women are overweight. BGR! wants to create a movement to lower that percentage and subsequently, lower the number of women with chronic diseases associated with an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle."
Advisory Board Member- November 2021
The DiepC Foundation, provides," education and resources to empower those affected by breast cancer with information to make an informed decision about all options for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy."
Advisory Board Member- May 2021