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.
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.
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 TaussigCommOutreach@ccf.org
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?
- Discuss your family cancer history
- Eat healthy
- Avoid tobacco
- Lower alcohol intake
- Participate in cancer screenings
- Enroll in cancer clinical trials
For questions about programs and events contact Kristina Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216.368.5773.