October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Housewives Eva Marcille, Gizelle Bryant and Candiace Dillard Bassett have announced that they have partnered up to star in new movie, “The Waiting Room,” which casts a spotlight on the issue.
“The Waiting Room,” tells the story of women who learn how to navigate through life after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Golden Brooks (Girlfriends) and newlywed Keshia Knight Pulliam (The Cosby Show) also star in the movie.
BET’s synopsis shares that the film “features two short films following the lives of two women in a doctor’s waiting room as they await to hear if they have breast cancer. Each short story will follow their journey after receiving the life changing diagnosis. All stories are written and directed by and for Black women.”
According to Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, African American women face both disproportionate exposure to breast carcinogens and the highest risk of serious health impacts from the disease. This is the highest of any racial group. The organization also reports that the mortality rate for Black women diagnosed with breast cancer is 42% higher than the comparable rate for white women.
“Get those tissues ready!! UP NEXT THE WAITING ROOM,” former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Marcille wrote on her social media. “Whether you’re living with cancer or looking at a possible diagnosis, standing by for test results can be overwhelming and stressful. The Waiting Room can be a cold and lonely place for many people waiting to hear life or death results. Let’s talk about it. You don’t have to wait alone.”
“Real Housewives of Potomac” star Gizelle also celebrated the movie’s upcoming release on social media. “I’M SO EXCITED! So humbled to be part of this project. I’m in a movie y’all!” she wrote late last month. She added just this week, “I’m doing all kinds of acting.”
“The Waiting Room” premieres Saturday, Oct. 17 at 9 PM on BET HER.