Ricki Fairley

Co-founder and CEO at Touch, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance
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Ricki Fairley is the co-founder and CEO of Touch, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance, and is a 10-year survivor/thriver of stage 3A triple-negative breast cancer after being given 2 years to live upon diagnosis. Along her survival journey, she has become a huge advocate to close the racial gap in cancer treatments/mortality rates (e.g. Black women are 71% more likely to die of breast cancer than White women), and is trying to raise awareness within the Black community about the importance of cancer screenings and clinical trial research. Ricki started the #BlackDataMatters movement with Ciitizen, to health promote clinical trial participation and ensure researchers create a cancer treatment specifically addressing the needs of Black women – as their biology is unique from any other race.

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