Imagine being diagnosed with breast cancer at 32
The reality for Maimah Karmo, at just 32 years young, was a diagnosis of breast cancer. Maimah’s daughter was just three years old at the time. Thankfully, Maimah’s faith and tremendous family support got her through her treatments. She emerged on the other side a transformed woman and wanted to create an organization that would help other young women diagnosed with breast cancer. Thus was born the Tigerlily Foundation. Tigerlily Foundation committed to educating young women around the world about breast cancer and empowering them to be their own best advocates. She is dedicated to changing the young adult breast cancer landscape and seeks to impact the quality of care and lifestyle for young women affected by this disease.
A few quick facts about breast cancer:
- Every 3 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer
- 1 out of 8 women will be diagnosed
- 70% of those diagnosed have zero family history of the disease
- 81% of those diagnosed will beat the disease
Please take a moment to watch this short video to learn more:
This October, in addition to participating in our 10th annual Pink Hair for Hope campaign, we will be donating $1 from every haircut to Tigerlily Foundation.