History

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 United States and in the Caribbean.

Through WARR’s mission trips and inquiries, it has seen an increase need for general health care for impoverished communities throughout the Jamaican diaspora.  While still maintaining it’s 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, volunteers and provide all patients with on-site medical care, and pertinent medication to enhance his or her immediate health.

Over the years, WARR has:

  • Facilitated breast cancer educational seminars for over several thousand adults and teens in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area and the Caribbean.
  • Paid for medical costs including mammograms, surgeries, prescriptions, follow-up physician care, and transportation for thousands of individuals.
  • Conducted several medical health missions to the parish of Saint Mary, Jamaica.
  • Held a Breast Cancer and Women of the Diaspora Seminar that impacted over 10,000 people.
  • Conducted workplace outreach and education luncheon seminars attended by hundreds of people.
  • Participated in the National Baptist Memorial Church Ward 1 community-wide health fair
  • Participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
  • Participated in the National Baptist Memorial Church Ward 1 community-wide health fair

This past year, WARR has:

  • Provided direct financial assistance for medical services, transportation and wellness care to over hundreds individuals in the Diaspora.