Every year millions of women are diagnosed with some type of cancer. The most common types of cancer in women are breast cancer, cervical, colorectal, ovarian, endometrial, cervical, lung and skin cancer. Dealing with the emotional and physical emotional changes after being diagnosed can be very stressful and overwhelming.
Miss Hottie is committed to helping organizations addressing the prevention, early detection and emotional support for those living with cancer. A portion of all our annual proceeds will be donated to organizations and communities addressing this important issues.
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women across the world and have been slowly increasing since 2004. Increasing age is the most common risk factor for developing breast cancer, with 66% of breast cancer patients being diagnosed after the age of 55. While it is true that many are surviving a breast cancer diagnosis, more research is needed for prevention and help for those who require support once diagnosed.
Cancer Disparities In Black Women
Black women are far more likely to die from breast cancer than any other group. In fact, black women have a mortality rate of 40% for breast cancer, higher than another ethnic group.
Mammography and general breast health awareness are the most important screening strategies for Black women.
Miss Hottie will be donating 10% of our annual sales to fund free or low cost mammogram screenings for uninsured black women. Early detection is critical to surviving breast cancer.
The Dr. Nadia Chaudhri Wingspan Award
In Memory Of Dr. Nadia Chaudhri, PhD
Nadia Chaudhri was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and left home at 17 to pursue her education in the United States. After earning a B.Sc. at Franklin & Marshall College, and a PhD at the University of Pittsburgh, she honed her skills as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California San Francisco.
Nadia joined the faculty of Concordia University in 2010. Studying the brain processes involved in alcohol use disorders, she directed an active research lab and took immense pride in student mentorship, paying forward the support that she had often received in overcoming barriers to participation in neuroscience research.
She was a determined advocate for emerging scholars from backgrounds that are diverse, under-resourced, marginalized, or traditionally under-represented in psychological and neural sciences.
In 2020, at 42 years young, a diagnosis of advanced ovarian cancer cut her plans short. Sadly, Dr. Chaudhri passed away on October 5th, 2021. Miss Hottie is committed to continuing her legacy in order continue Nadia's important work.
We are proud to donate a portion of our proceeds to help fund an annual scholarship to support the training of neuroscientists from underrepresented backgrounds and honour Dr. Nadia Chaudhri’s legacy of academic achievement and mentorship.