UPMC Hiring More Minorities as ‘Clinical Trial Ambassadors’

Here is a recent story on one of FBHC’s active members, Yolanda Murphy. She is a member of Mt. Ararat Baptist church.  The article was written by Renee Aldrich, who is also working with FBHC.

NewPittsburghCourier.Com article: Participation in clinical trials is paramount for the Black community

On A Positive Note: Area Church Helps Feed Families Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

 Congratulations and thank you to Pastor Connie Brooks and Church Health Ministry! Click here to view the story! Farmers to Families July KDKA TV

Yolanda Murphy

is the host of This Exceptional Journey Podcast. She is also a member of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church.

As a result of listening to her podcast other young adult, African American woman will be:

• inspired to live courageously through adversity

• empowered to live freely despite their past and

• ignited to live boldly in their purpose

And we will do this all by walking the survivor’s side of life!

This Exceptional Journey Podcast will be a space where all are welcome and no person’s story will be the same. We will discuss a gamut of things from life after a diagnosis, faith & fitness to technology and travel. We will dive into all of life’s uncertainties & questions and discuss how we chose to face them.

Meet Jamika Williams

Jamika Williams is a young adult leukemia survivor who is also a member of the Young Adult Cancer Support Group (YACS) with the Cancer Cancer Caring Center in Pittsburgh, PA. She shares her own exceptional journey with cancer and how She felt being diagnosed with CML and a brain tumor – that she still has!

Latosha Henderson Breast Cancer Initiative

Latosha Lee Matthews Henderson went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, November 13, 2018, in Crafton, at 35, after a valiant battle with triple negative breast cancer. Latosha was born January 3, 1983, in Washington, PA. Latosha was a 2001 graduate of Trinity High School and also received a bachelor’s degree in humanities from the University of Pittsburgh. She made a profession as a customer care representative at CVS/Caremark.

Latosha had a sweet and kind spirit. Although she was fighting breast cancer, she lived life to the fullest. No matter the obstacle, she always had a smile on her face. Latosha had a strong will to live, unwavering faith in God and the love and prayers of family and friends. Yet even throughout her own struggle with cancer, she reached out to others affected by the horrendous disease in many ways, including participating in the 2018 Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure and advocating for clinical trials for breast cancer research through the Glock Foundation.

Latosha was a member of Grace Tabernacle Community Ministries, where she served as a member of its choir and Women’s Ministry. She also co-labored to develop the church’s childcare and learning center.

Latosha Henderson’s wished to inform all women about the importance of having breast exams, proper health care treatment and to consider the possibility of participating in a breast cancer clinical trial if ever diagnosed. Latosha’s wish and deep friendship with Carol Glock has prompted the Glock Foundation to start the Latosha Henderson Glock Foundation Breast Cancer Initiative in the African American Community to honor and fulfill Latosha’s wishes.

We are honored to have Latosha’s husband Lance, Sr. her children Lance Jr. and Leah Rose, and mother Rose Johnson, sister and brother-in-law Tara Armstead and Tony Armstead supporting this initiative.

Latosha Henderson

Lance Jr., Leah, and Lance Sr.

FBHC Welcomes one of its newest partners, Glock Foundation

Pictured are scenes from a Highmark event.