Nicole and Janine sit down with Kerri Conner Matchett, Wife, Mother, Partner, Author and second generation Breast Cancer Survivor. Join the conversation as the ladies discuss Breast Cancer from clinical trials and caregiving to explaining the journey to your children.
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Co-founder of Praise Is The Cure, Inc., CPA and Partner at Anita T. Conner and Associates and Author
Kerri Conner Matchett, CPA is a partner at Anita T. Conner and Associates P.C., Certified Public Accountants and Financial Services / The Tax Divas. Kerri has over twenty years of experience within the field of accounting and is the Partner-in-Charge of the accounting services at the Firm. She graduated from Howard University.
Kerri is very active in both the professional and local communities. She is a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter, the Delaware Valley PA Chapter of the Links, and the Pennsylvania Society of Tax and Accounting Professionals. Kerri is also serves on the board of directors of Progress Trust, Inc. and Progress Investment Associates.
In 2008, Kerri was diagnosed with an advanced stage of breast cancer. As a result, she also co-founded the non-profit, Praise Is The Cure, Inc. (PITC) whose mission is to eliminate breast cancer disparities among Black women by providing education, access to early detection and other support services.
Over the years, Kerri has received numerous awards and citations.
In 2010, Kerri authored her first book, titled “My Mommy Has Breast Cancer, But She Is Ok”. Her hopes are that this book will inspire women with breast cancer and other adults to have conversations with young children about the journey to recovery. As a result of the book, Kerri along with her daughter Madison, age 13, have started the Maddie Movement – Think Pink Events, and Flip Flops for a Purpose. Both programs are operated under Praise is the Cure, Inc.
Kerri has traveled the country encouraging and inspiring both adults and children to never give up regardless of what life experiences come their way. Kerri has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows, including the NBC Ten Show and has been featured in many newspaper articles for both her professional and community endeavors.
In 2016, Kerri was inducted into the McKinley Elementary School Hall of Fame for her service to the community.
In 2017, Kerri was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer and is still fighting the disease today. She currently lives in Jenkintown, PA with her husband Steven Miles. They have three children, Madison (14), James (9) and Haniyah (8).