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Sista’s of Hope sees mission as strength through camaraderie

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of stories about the Cancer Support Center and its nearly three decades of service to the community.

When you’re a college student, pledging for a sorority is a big deal and an exciting time. Lakenia Robinson calls the Sista’s of Hope her “sorority.”

“I did not elect to be in this sorority,” she said. “I was nominated because I was stricken with cancer.”

But Robinson, Vanessa McCaskill, Dorothy Johnson and dozens of other African American women say their time in the Sista’s of Hope cancer . . .

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