Breast cancer knows no age. My recent reminder was this beautiful young woman, Sara Dorvilier.
Her tragic death from breast cancer was first reported by her CBS Miami colleague, Danny Garcia in a Facebook post.
“She was a good person with a bright future,” Garcia wrote. ” What a horrible reminder of how tomorrow is not promised. Too sad for words.”
The 28-year-old was a Miami native and graduate from the University of Miami. She worked at CBS4 in Miami as an assignment desk editor. She was also the co-founder of the non-profit organization. Classy Sassy Mentoring Program, which empowers “young women to love themselves through health, lifestyle, fashion and ministry.”
Dozens are remembering Dorvilier on social media.
You would have been a great reporter, but God needed you more💔 Love you, Sara😔 https://t.co/vCNiLUZFhy
— Jasmine Casimir Tv (@JasReports) November 5, 2019
Sending prayers & condolences to family, friends & colleagues of Haitian-American journalist/philanthropist Sara Dorvilier. 🙏🏽😔❤️
Dorvilier, an assignment editor with CBS Miami & the founder of Classy Sally Mentoring Program died at the age of 28 after a battle w/breast cancer. pic.twitter.com/JqcNJK8V0L
— Lunionsuite (@LunionSuite) November 5, 2019
Dorvilier’s death is a constant reminder that death knows no age or aspirations, especially cancer.
Breast cancer continues to be one of the leading causes of death for African American women and its higher among Black women who are younger than 45, according to Breast Cancer Preventive Partners (BCPP).
BCPP lists products marketed to black women that could heighten out chances for breast cancer:
- Acrylic nails
- Brazilian blowout treatments
- Hair relaxers
- Skin lighteners
I was about 22 years old when my gynecologist suggested that I started getting routine breast exams. Aside from the pap (ladies, you know the burden), the second thing I hated most about my yearly was getting those cold, wrinkly hands on my chest.
But it had to be done. My mother is a breast cancer survivor, my grandmother was a breast cancer survivor and my aunt. Checking my girls, whether its the shower, doctor, occasionally laying on the couch watching Netflix or remembering promising young Royal Women like Dorvilier, is a non-negotiable factor.
RoyalTee sends our prayers and condolences to her family.
A working journalist, entrepreneur and founder of RoyalTee Enterprises. Born and raised in Tampa, Fla. The vision of RoyalTee was inspired in 2015 by Alexia’s ambitions to return to her passion for creative writing and publishing and create a platform to showcase the excellence of minority women across the country through professional, personal and social ventures.