Jamil Rivers is a patient advocate living with metastatic breast cancer. She is also a CFO, entrepreneur and model. Jamil launched the Chrysalis Initiative which provides mentoring for women with breast cancer and engages in outreach and education for African-American women about their breast cancer risk.
Jamil’s Recommended Resources
The Chrysalis Initiative
The Chrysalis Initiative was born from Jamil’s experiences offering guidance to women on how to thrive with breast cancer, even as she was actively receiving chemo herself. Jamil also incorporates integrative therapies and is doing well thanks to chemotherapy coupled with improving her nutrition. She and her husband have three children and reside in Drexel Hill, PA.
BC NAVI (Breast Cancer Navigation)
BC Navi is closing the healthcare gap for Black women by providing the necessary tools to recognize and address racism in the healthcare industry. Using these resources, we can work together to hold healthcare providers accountable and make sure every patient receives the care they deserve.
METAvivor is dedicated to the specific fight of women and men living with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. At the time of METAvivor’s founding, no organization was dedicated to funding research for the disease and no patient groups were speaking out about the dearth of stage 4 cancer research. While more and more people have taken up the cry for more stage 4 research, METAvivor remains the sole US organization dedicated to awarding annual stage 4 breast cancer research.