Black Family Cancer Awareness Week

Multigenerational African American Family

June 15-21, 2023

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and our Northeast Ohio community partners join National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week, June 15-21, 2023. Led by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Oncology Center of Excellence, and Project Community, this community-based initiative aims to raise cancer awareness and encourage people to know their family cancer history. Join the national conversation with #BlackFamCan and engage with our partners using #BlackFamCanNEO.


The ABCs of Cancer in the Black Community: Advocacy, Bridging Barriers, Connecting and Conquering

Thursday, June 15, 2023, 6 - 7:30 p.m. via Zoom

Learn how to access, bridge barriers, and speak on your own behalf (advocate). You are encouraged to ask questions. Join Randy Vince, MD, Director of Minority Men’s Health at the Cutler Center for Men, University Hospitals, and panelists Petrina Patterson, Cancer Outreach Coordinator, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Waverly Willis, President, The Urban Barber Association and community advocate, for a conversation about Cancer Screenings. 

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Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 6 - 7:30 p.m. via Zoom

You will learn how to conquer the fear and challenges that happen when you hear the words "it's cancer" by joining Tiffany Onger, MD, Breast Medical Oncologist, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center, panelist Sydney Beeman, MA, NCC, LPC, The Gathering Place, and local cancer survivors for a conversation on Navigating a Cancer Journey. Also, get tips on how to speak up on your own behalf (advocate) and connect with resources. You are encouraged to ask questions.

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Mammogram Monday: Cleveland Clinic's Mobile Mammovan

Monday, June 19, 2023, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

ThirdSpace Action Lab
1464 East 105th Street
Cleveland, OH 44106

Is it time for you to get a mammogram? Routine health screenings are an essential part of your health. If you're 40 or older (or 35-39 with a family history of breast cancer) and haven't gotten a mammogram in the last 366 days, come get screened for breast cancer in the mobile mammogram van.

Register by calling 216.444.2626 or emailing

Cancer screenings are usually covered under most insurance plans. Cleveland Clinic offers financial aid for uninsured or underinsured.


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Lambda Phi Omega Chapter

Cleveland Office of Minority Health

Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter

Hospice of the Western Reserve

MetroHealth Cancer Center

National Council of Negro Women, Inc., Cleveland Chapter

Stewart’s Caring Place

The Gathering Place

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Greater Cleveland Chapter

ThirdSpace Action Lab

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center

Danielle Wiggins, News Anchor and Reporter, Channel 3, WKYC, is Honorary Chair for Black Family Cancer Awareness Week Cleveland.

What can I do to reduce my cancer risk? 


For questions about programs and events contact Kristina Austin at or call 216.368.5773.