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October 2023 NEWSLETTER
The BFOA provides more than just a hand-up to our broadcasting colleagues - we are a source of inspiration to our grant recipients, supporters and peers. Thank you for reading and sharing!
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, and it affects many of our grant recipients, colleagues, friends, and family. To help detect cancer early, when it is easier to treat, women over 40 should get screened annually. Schedule your mammogram today! Learn more at www.cancer.org/breastcancer and www.nationalbreastcancer.org.
Ayesha Khan started her broadcasting career in 2008, working as a reporter at WBTW in South Carolina and WTTG-Fox 5 in Washington, DC. In October 2021, Ayesha was diagnosed with breast cancer. During her treatments, she experienced fatigue, nausea, brain fog, bone pain, neuropathy, which prevented her from continuing her role on-air. In February 2022, she applied and was approved for a monthly grant from the Broadcasters Foundation of America.
“I am forever grateful to the Broadcasters Foundation of America. After being diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, I learned I would need a mastectomy followed by many months of chemotherapy and radiation treatments that would leave me unable to work. I was devastated. During this trying time, the Foundation stepped up and provided me with financial help to pay my bills. Thank you so much for being so understanding, compassionate, and generous!” -Ayesha Khan