NEWARK, Delaware (WPVI) — A radiation therapist working in oncology at ChristianaCare Health System in Newark, Delaware is now a filmmaker.
Dr. Nia Bailey is the author and creator of A Letter To My Sisters: A Breast Cancer Documentary For Young Women.
She makes her debut on Saturday, October 15 at the Philadelphia Country Club in Gladwyne.
The director of Drexel Hill’s inspiration came from her young patients and their stories.
“I’ve seen this trend of young women coming in and being diagnosed with breast cancer,” says Dr. Bailey.
“I said, ‘Something’s got to give. Something’s got to happen.’ I wanted to spread information about breast cancer and young women because we think we’re so young that it won’t affect us. Unfortunately, it does.
Dr. Bailey introduces us to three “THRIVERS” of breast cancer in your 20s, 30s and 40s.
They are different races and cultures, but they all ended up on a similar journey.
“I really wanted to touch on the fact that breast cancer doesn’t discriminate,” says Dr. Bailey. “It doesn’t matter what you look like, your religion, anything like that. Unfortunately, we can all get it and all of these women were young. They are fine. They are with us. Not only are they part of the documentary, they will also be with us on Saturday.”
Dr. Bailey will make his film debut at the Philadelphia Country Club in Gladwyne with a pink carpet, celebrity guests, food and drink.
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