Black Family Cancer Awareness Week

Multigenerational African American Family

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and our Northeast Ohio community partners are joining National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week, June 15 through June 22, 2022. Led by the US Food and Drug Administration, Oncology Center of Excellence, 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.

What can I do to reduce my cancer risk? 

  • Discuss your family cancer history
  • Exercise
  • Eat healthy
  • Avoid tobacco and lower alcohol intake
  • Participate in cancer screenings
  • Enroll in cancer clinical trials

Want to know more? Attend a FREE event

Please join us for the following events, which are FREE and open to the public. 

Sisters, Mothers, Daughters: Discussing Black Women's Health

Wednesday, June 15 | 6:00-8:00pm via Zoom

Advocacy, Knowing Your Family History, & Taking Charge of Your Health

Register for the discussion

Brothers, Fathers, Sons: Discussing Black Men's Health

Thursday, June 16 | 6:00-8:00 pm via Zoom

Advocacy, Knowing Your Family History, & Taking Charge of Your Health

Register for the conversation

Wind Down Wednesday

Wednesday, June 22 | 12:00-7:00pm | The Friendly Inn (2386 Unwin Road, Cleveland OH)  

12:00-5:00pm: Cancer Screenings: Prostate Cancer (ages 40+); Colorectal Cancer with the FIT test (ages 45+); and Mammograms (ages 45+)

If you are interested in a mammogram screening, please call 216-444-7505 to schedule a time slot

12:00-5:00pm: Yoga, Tai Chi, & Meditation 

5:00pm: Light Dinner 

5:30-7:00pm: Mental Health and Wellness Panel