Nubia Emmon Performs the National Anthem at the 2012 Susan G. Komen/Austin Affiliate Race for the Cure
Nubia Emmon performed the National Anthem for the Susan G. Komen/Austin Affiliate 2012 Race for the Cure on Sunday,
November 4, 2012 before over 15,000 participants in Austin. This Race is one of Austin’s biggest annual events.
According to the Komen/Austin website, “One out of eight women will have to fight breast cancer in her lifetime. That’s why, since 1999, the Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been hard at work here in the Austin area raising money to provide free breast cancer screening, education and medical services as well as financial and emotional support.” Susan G. Komen for the Cure® also created the I AM THE CURE.® program to boost the educational outreach of the Komen Race for the Cure® Series by motivating Race participants to take an active role in their own breast health. Nubia Emmon, excited about performing the National Anthem, stated that, “I want to help and support in any way that I can because I have seen firsthand how breast cancer affects family (my Mom).” Whether racing or not, supporters came out by the thousands and stopped by the educational booths as well as cheered on those who wee participating in the race to bring awareness and raise funds for the cure.
Nubia Emmon On the Move.....
Nubia Emmon wowed everyone with her rendition of Etta Jame's "At Last" when she performed back to back at the Wren Foundation Wig Drive for cancer survivors and patients and the Komen/Austin Women in Strides Launch Party on Saturday, July 14, 2012 (see Video below). Both events focused on raising breast cancer awareness among African American women. Although African American women develop breast cancer at lower rates, statistics show they die at a much higher and devastating rate than other women. Komen/Austin's Women in Strides is an outreach and education program designed to target African American women and ultimately help lower these numbers. In addition to the entertainment, speakers, and a silent auction, Komen/Austin also gave a tour of the new Seton Mobile Mammography Unit.
Jessica Wren of the Wren Hope Foundation was host of the "Living Your Life Like it's Golden" Benefit (Mixer) to help cancer survivors and patients get wigs. With motivational speakers, spoken words, entertainment and a free blood pressure/blood sugar screening, this event was not the end, but the beginning of a drive for 2000 Wigs. Often, through treatment, it is very common for patients to lose their hair and for many, if not most---this can be a scary change among other side effects. If you would like to support this this cause for 2000 Wigs, please contact Jessica Wren to get more information.
Pretty Girls that Rock the Mic Mixer...
Nubia Emmon launched The Nubia Emmon Foundation to, among other goals, encourage healthy lifestyles. Last year (2011), Nubia found out that her Mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. The news was devastating, especially after she was later informed that it had progressed to Stage 4. A year later, after aggressive treatment, her Mom has beaten the odds. Thus, one of Nubia's passions is increasing awareness about early detection and encouraging annual exams. “I’ve learned from my Mom, who is a breast cancer survivor, that you can’t tell by looking at someone whether they have it and this is why I want to encourage everyone to get those annual exams.”
One of the first events in support of it's objectives, the Foundation partnered with Komen/Austin and hosted the very successful "Pretty Girls that Rock the Mic" benefit concert on March 25, which included some of Austin's most diverse and dynamic women artists. Komen sent representative Latanya Tatum, who shared valuable information as a breast cancer survivor. This was followed by the "Pretty Girls that Rock the Mic Mixer" on June 30, 2012 to further promote early detection and annual exams. It was also an opportunity for participants to network and learn what others were doing in the community and distribute information provided by the American Cancer Society.
-Nubia Emmon performs @ Benefit Concert & Food Drive for the Hosea Feed the Hungry - November 22, 2011, Atlanta, GA
-Nubia Emmon Speaks to Students at Tucker Middle School - October 11, 2011, Tucker, GA
-Singer/songwriter Nubia Emmon performed at the 10th Annual Peace Fest in Phoenix, Arizona, Sunday, April 17, 2011. "The purpose of the Peace Fest is to promote peace and unity in our community. Our goal is to educate the youth on their true value, find positive outlets and become future leaders. We would like the state of Arizona to lead the way in this important movement to be a model figure for the world,” organizers state. Nubia Emmon stated in support of the Peace Fest, “Our youth are the future and it’s important that we all come together---united we stand, divided we fall.”
-Nubia Emmon headlines "Pretty Girls That Rock the Mic" a benefit concert for breast cancer awareness and education, Sunday, March 25, 2012, 11:30pm @ the VICE Club located 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin
-Nubia Emmon hosts the "Pretty Girls that Rock the Mic" Mixer to spread breast cancer awareness. Saturday, June 2nd at 5:00 PM at the 11th Street Station located 1050 11th Street in Austin.
Nubia Emmon Continues her Participation in the
Susan G. Komen® Austin Race for the Cure, September 24, 2017
Nubia Emmon has been part of the welcoming ceremony for the Susan G. Komen® Austin’s Race for the Cure since 2012. She has participated by singing the national anthem and participating with a team ("Team Romie") which raised funds for the Race. This annual worthy cause is one of Austin’s biggest annual events and raises critical funds for breast cancer research, screening and treatment, as well as celebrates survivorship and increases awareness. At the 2012 Race for the Cure, Nubia Emmon stood on the stage and proudly sang the anthem before over 15,000 participants with her Mother, Ludivina Ramonita Harris. The following year, Nubia’s Mom could not continue to participate because she lost her battle to breast cancer on November 21, 2013. Nubia said, “This year was different for me because I don’t have my Mother with me, but I have my brothers, sisters, father, step-Mother and Team Romie---those who support this cause. Further, Nubia said, “I'm glad everybody came out to be part of this. Over 17,000 women in Texas are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer each year—my Mother happened to be one. I know you may know someone who is living with breast cancer, in remission/survivor or lost their battle to cancer. Let’s support this great cause and save the tatas!”