Cancer prevention and early detection outreach to all populations is an important part of the mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. For many years, the Foundation has been active in the community through its outreach programs promoting prevention and early detection. These outreach efforts include:
¡Celebremos la vida!
Started in 1994, Celebremos is a breast and cervical cancer education and early detection program for medically underserved women in the Hispanic community.
Campeonas Breast Health Outreach
A new addition to the Celebremos program is Campeonas contra el cáncer de seno (“Champions against Breast Cancer”), a culturally appropriate educational outreach project developed in 2012 by a bilingual, bicultural team in the Washington DC area. The project trains Latina women over 40 who have had a recent mammogram to “start a conversation” with their friends and family about the importance of breast cancer screening. The training uses role play and other interactive exercises to engage the Campeonas!
Community Grants program
Launched in 2006, the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Community Grants program support local cancer awareness education and screening programs across the United States for all populations, especially underserved communities.
The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program is a bipartisan network of spouses of Members of the House, the Senate, Cabinet and Supreme Court who share an interest in advancing cancer prevention, early detection and education.
The Mammovan is a mobile mammography unit that provides free screenings to women in DC and suburban Maryland and Virginia community centers, clinicas and churches.
Since 1993, the Foundation has collaborated with medical and congressional partners to provide health education and screening at state and health fairs.
Community grants program has enabled groups to provide cancer prevention education and screening to communities across the country. The organization has granted over $7.8 million in funding of community grants, Mammovan, ¡Celebremos la Vida!, and other programs.
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