Dorothy J. Reed
Dorothy J. Reed is Co-Founder and President of Sister2Sister, Inc (S2S). She became a breast cancer survivor in 1998. After a mastectomy and treatments, Ms. Reed dedicated herself to spreading the gospel of early detection in the Minority community. In the absence of local support or culturally sensitive resources for Minority women diagnosed with the disease, Ms. Reed formed Sister2Sister (formerly Sisters Network of Central New Jersey) in 2000 with three other breast cancer survivors. S2S was renamed and rebranded in January 2018. Active in her community, Ms. Reed is a board member of the St. Peter’s Hospital Cancer Community Public Education Committee, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Community Relations Committee, CTSA Community Engagement Core Advisory Committee, and the CINJ – Community Advisory Council. On a national level, in July 2015 Ms. Reed was selected as a White House Honoree of Precision Medicine “Champions of Change”; and is one of the original advocates for HR Bill 5116, the Dean and Betty Gallo Cancer Patient Compassion Act. She has spent extensive time on Capitol Hill with the National Breast Cancer Coalition. In May 2005, Ms. Reed was selected to participate on the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program committee for the U. S. Army Medical Research Command. Ms. Reed has received numerous honors and awards including an appearance in a 2005 National Television Commercial Campaign by Astra Zeneca “If You Were My Sister” and being selected as one of Lifetime Hero’s by Lifetime Television in 2006.