Resilient Sisterhood Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

In February of last year, journalist Gwendolyn Ifill co-moderated a debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on “NewsHour” — she was said to have brought forth some of the most memorable responses from each candidate.

“Every time the proceedings seemed on the verge of tedium … Ifill would step in with some out-of-the-box questions,” Politico reported.

Nine months later, at age 61, endometrial cancer claimed Gwen Ifill’s life.

The Resilient Sisterhood Project, a nonprofit based out of Boston, will honor her life at its fundraiser on August 5 at Lola’s in Oak Bluffs. In celebration of the group’s fifth anniversary, the Resilient Sisterhood Project will sell donated works from artists like Paul Goodnight, Julia Sohn, Charlot Lucien, and a specially commissioned piece from Jules Arthur.

Regardless of ethnicity or socioeconomic status, black women are disproportionately impacted by reproductive diseases like uterine fibroids, infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, and breast, ovarian, cervical, uterine cancers, and more, according to the National Institutes of Health. The Resilient Sisterhood Project aims to inform and empower women to take control of their health.

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