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Document Your Family’s Health History

On Valentine’s Day, many people across the world will demonstrate their love for each other with jewelry, flowers, chocolate and other tokens of appreciation. At the Foundation, we encourage you to also take some time to demonstrate love for your relatives by documenting your family’s health history. You share genes with your relatives and may […]

February: Celebrating Black History Month and National Cancer Prevention Month

Did You Know… – cancer is the second leading cause of death for African-Americans? – three of the five most common cancers for African-Americans are preventable in most cases? – the lifetime probability of dying from cancer is about 1 in 4 for African-American men and 1 in 5 for African-American women? – the African-American […]

Foundation hosts webcast, “Family Medical History: Why & What You Should Know” – May 1st

Many of us can easily recite the story of our parents, grandparents and their extended families – where they lived, what they did for a living, how they met their spouses and memorable moments from family get-togethers. What too many of us don’t know about our families is the critical information that could save or […]