Today is National Coloring Book Day is a day to reconnect with your love of coloring and the carefree days of being a child. One woman has made National Coloring Book Day more than just coloring in a book but promoting a cause that is near and dear to her heart.
Julia Cooksey Evans is a two-time cancer survivor! She has invited friends, family and the public to share in her journey on social media and created a non-profit called Coloring Over Cancer to coincide with National Coloring Book Day.
Julia has survived both brain and breast cancer. The American Cancer Society estimated that 1.7 million new cases of cancer diagnosed in 2019 and nearly 607,000 deaths.
Sisters Network Inc. proclaims that breast cancer is of huge concern to African-American women who represent 33,840 new cases and 6.540 deaths in 2019. In fact, African-American have a 42% mortality rate vs. 3% in White women.
2UrbanGirls spoke with Julia about why she started her non-profit and how she hopes it will help others as they too fight cancer with a positive outlook.
What was the inspiration for starting your nonprofit?