Sankofa Health and Wellness Forum Focuses on Lowering Cancer Risk in Milwaukee’s African American CommunityApril 26, 2012 // 0 Comments
National Minority Cancer Awareness Month is an Opportunity to Join the American Cancer Society in ‘Exercising Your Right To Live’
April is National Minority Cancer Awareness Month, and the American Cancer Society and its community partners are committed to helping reduce the cancer burden facing African Americans in the Milwaukee area. The American Cancer Society 8th annual Sankofa Health and Wellness Forum will be held at North Division High School on Saturday, April 28th from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m.
African Americans have the highest cancer death rate of any racial and ethnic group in the United States, which is most likely attributed to lack of access to health care. Men and women facing barriers to health care are less likely to get information on prevention and to receive lifesaving early detection tests and high quality treatment.
“The American Cancer Society is working to create a a world where we are celebrating more birthdays in every community,” said Michelle Hinton, Wisconsin director of community partnerships for the American Cancer Society.
“We encourage everyone to exercise their right to live by committing to healthier habits and choices, including getting regular cancer screening tests, eating healthy meals, and by staying active.”
The American Cancer Society Sankofa Health and Wellness Forum promotes prevention and early dection through colon, cervical and breast cancer education.
In addition, the event includes complimentary screening opportunities, a free breakfast and lunch, a cancer survivors suite, educational materials and a host of community partners sharing health tips and resources.
For more information on the Forum or to register visit www.seeuthere.com/ACS/Sankofa2012 or call 888.523.7581.
The Forum is free and includes activities for the entire family including chilldren.
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