Mrs. Ify Nwabukwu



•Mrs. Ify Anne Nwabukwu is the Founder and Executive Director of the African Women's Cancer Awareness Association (AWCAA). She holds a bachelor's degree in Nursing and Hospital Administration. And awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Humane letters by CICA University. 

•Mrs. Nwabukwu is a certified Patient Navigator and Breast Health Awareness Volunteer Speaker for the American Cancer Society and an inspirational speaker, who has spent the last 12 years working to reduce the burden of breast cancer among African immigrant women and their families in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area, and served over 36,500 Africans and facilitated mammography screening for over 1,200 women. She also assisted in the translation of breast health educational materials into the following African Languages: Amharic, Swahili, Portuguese, French, Yoruba and Ibo with funds from Susan Komen for the Cure. Mrs. Nwabuku won the the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders award and the State of Maryland Governor’s Service award in 2012. Mrs. Nwabukwu published several health journals, organizes and leads medical missions to African countries and has donated 2 mammogram machines to Nigeria and Tanzania. This award is presented to Mrs. Nwabukwu for her outstanding involvement in disease awareness to promote health.