Vermont
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Blackgirlsleadvt

Brooklyn Strong: Local Leukemia Society located and created in Vermont due to the lack of their being a society to support the community. It started with Brooklyn Simone Williams who was 7 and diagnosed in 2019 with chronic myeloid Leukemia (A type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow with excess immature white blood cells). This group was founded in May 2020 to gather support for Brooklyn and spread awareness of the illness Leukemia. The motivation for this non-profit was brought about by her paternal grandmother Lydia Diamond due to Brooklyn's doctor requesting a special test that was needed for her and her insurance at the time stating that they didn't feel that it was necessary. In which caused a fire to burn to urge more awareness to the community. Lydia Diamond is the Brooklyn Strong Advocate due to this touching so close to home as well as there being a lack of education about Leukemia. While being the advocate of Brooklyn Strong Lydia noticed that there were more places in which the community was lacking, this taking place in the Black and Brown communities which has cause another flow of empowerment called Black Girls Lead Vt. 

 

Contact Information

First Name: 
Lydia
Job Title/Position: 
Founder
Physical Address: 
South Burlington, VT 05403
Last Name: 
Diamond
Phone: 
8023108039

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - General
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Year Founded: 
2020
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Cultural Series Organizations
Activities and Services: 
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Social Media Services
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
State