Sisterhood of women committed to improving the quality of life within its communities

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Nearly 400 women from across the country are in Birmingham, Alabama for the annual gathering of The Charmettes, a national organization committed to supporting cancer awareness and research in the Black community.

Celebrating its 67th year, the convention will take place June 21-25, 2023 at the Sheraton Birmingham and is expected to generate $600,000 in economic impact for the Greater Birmingham region.

“We are honored to welcome this incredible group of women to our city,” said John Oros, president & CEO of the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Their mission – to support cancer awareness and research – is important, and we are grateful to serve as host city as they pursue this impactful work.”

The Charmettes, Incorporated is a non-profit sisterhood of dedicated women committed to improving the quality of life within its community through advocacy, education, service and support for cancer research. Through its 71-year history, the organization has donated nearly $1 million to the Howard University Cancer Center and provided services such as care packages and meals to residents of care homes, wigs for chemotherapy patients, youth programming initiatives and raising awareness for mental and physical health.

“Charmettes: Anchored in Legacy, Advancing in Innovation,” will pay homage to the history and legacy of the organization, while focusing on the future. The annual event will feature a variety of workshops in its personal development series, including Mental Health Awareness, Resources for Caregiver Cancer Care, Anti-Human Trafficking, Travel and Tourism, and sessions from Howard University and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW).

The lineup also includes workshops specifically designed to enhance and support national chapters of the Charmettes through the Charmette Development Series, including: Grant Writing, Non-Profit Fundraising, Chapter Growth, Chapter Dynamics and Sisterhood. Registration for the event is required.

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