Two scholarships were established in honor of Shantay's mother Sandra Douglas. Sandra died of a preventable breast cancer in her early 40's, igniting the fire for Shantay to advocate for those who may not have a voice when it comes to their medical care.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. Black people are least likely to survive most cancers. Over 20 years, more than 1 million Black individuals died from cancer. Breast cancer and uterine cancer are particularly fatal among Black women.