Who We Are
Mortality is the prevailing narrative for African American women and breast cancer. There are no pink ribbon parties or rallying cries of defiance. For Black women diagnosed with breast cancer, there is a looming cloud that you are more likely to die from this disease because no one is unapologetically doing everything to save you, except you.
This is the charge of Elevated Survivorship.
Elevated Survivorship (ES) is a national 501c3 nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to and in service of African American breast cancer survivors and metavivors. Founded by breast cancer survivor, Angela K. Waller, MA, ES is forging its path as the brand authority on all things related to African American breast cancer survivorship.
To provide a platform for African American breast cancer survivors to use their voices to drive health system change globally.
Is the inclusion of informed African American voices in policy, research and advocacy at all levels across the cancer continuum, which will create a more equitable healthcare system and change the narrative on breast cancer mortality.
angela k. waller
Angela K. Waller was diagnosed with breast cancer at 34 and is dedicated to educating women of color about the importance of overall breast health and the empowerment of patient advocates which compelled her to start the nonprofit, Elevated Survivorship (ES). ES has a vision for the inclusion of informed African American voices in policy, research, and advocacy at all levels across the cancer continuum, which will create a more equitable healthcare system and change the narrative on breast cancer mortality. Angela has spent the past two decades in community and government relations in the healthcare industry. She also serves as Vice President/Chef consultant for Catering Out The Box, LLC. She has a heart for service and currently serves as co-chair of the Austin Coming Together board and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. A culinary school graduate and foodie, she loves to cook, bake, and dine out. She resides in Chicago with her husband Anthony B. Waller, president of Catering Out The Box, LLC., a full-service catering company. She received her B.S. degree in Mass Communication/Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Political Science from Jackson State University, her M.A. degree in Communications & Training/Communication Studies from Governors State University and holds a certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Loyola University.