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National Black Family Cancer Awareness

An Oncology Center of Excellence Project Community Initiative #BlackFamCan

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updated 2024 National Black Family Awareness with info

 

Cancer Awareness Equals Empowerment

It’s time for the 4th Annual National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week, June 13-19, 2024! We encourage you to begin planning how your family, advocacy organization, cancer care colleagues and institutions will participate in both the dedicated “Conversation on Cancer” public panel discussion and the weeklong social media campaign using #BlackFamCam.

Save the Date: June 13, 2024, Conversations on Cancer public panel discussion. Registration is free and now open.

Use the 2024 #BlackFamCan social media toolkit and share YouTube videos and graphics below.

 

National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week
NBFCAW Promo
Be first to promote NBFCAW with your friends, post #BlackFamCan on social media June 13-19, 2024. Run time: 12 seconds.

For HBCU's and Faith-based Orgs
For HBCUs and Faith-based Orgs
Help raise awareness for those at greatest risk, National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week, June 13-19, 2024. Run time: 1:08

Answer the Call
Answer the call
Making Clinical Trials Available, National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week June 13-19, 2024. Run time: 34 seconds.

Power of Community
Power of Community
There is still time to plan for National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week, #BlackFamCan June 13-19, 2024. Run time: 1:09.

 

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In conjunction with White House Cancer Moonshot goals, Project Community urges 2024 National Black Family Cancer Awareness initiative participants to remain committed to coordinating activities and social media messaging around the following: 

  • Thursday, June 13—Emphasize efforts to close the cancer screening gap.
  • Friday, June 14—Understand and address cancer-related environmental exposure.
  • Saturday, June 15—Support “Engaging the Generations” for Juneteenth and Father’s Day Weekend.
  • Sunday, June 16—Support “Engaging the Generations” for Juneteenth and Father’s Day Weekend.
  • Monday, June 17—Emphasize the harmful impact of tobacco use and decrease the impact of preventable cancers.
  • Tuesday, June 18—Support cancer research among patients and communities.
  • Wednesday, June 19—Support patients and caregivers (4th Annual Juneteenth Federal Holiday).
 

Background

Project Community at the FDA Oncology Center of Excellence began its National Black Family Cancer Awareness initiative in 2021 coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act and the signing of Presidential Executive Order 13985.

The initiative, now a year-round project, started as a week-long social media campaign to increase cancer awareness in one of the most vulnerable segments of the US population. The National Black Family Cancer Awareness initiative aims to marshal community-based stakeholders to build knowledge surrounding cancer clinical trial participation and minority population specimen donations to national genomic databases for cancer research.

Our 2023 activities began in January with stakeholder meetings and culminated in a one-week social media campaign, June 15-21. Thank you to the patients, families, communities, advocacy groups and organizations who participated in the 2023 National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week, #BlackFamCan, including Sonequa Martin-Green of Star Trek: Discovery and Chandra Wilson of Grey's Anatomy.

Sonequa Martin-Green joins Project Community

Chandra Wilson joins Project Community

Watch the June 15, 2023, recording of our public panel discussion supporting the 3rd Annual National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week, Conversation on Cancer: National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week—Engaging the Generations public panel discussion.

Please continue sharing your engagement all year long by posting any outcomes from your activities or personal messages, photos, and videos about the impact of National Black Family Cancer Awareness using the hashtag #BlackFamCan. 


Connect With Us!

Twitter: #BlackFamCan, #OCEProjectCommunity

Email: OCE-Engagement@fda.hhs.gov

 

Additional Information

OCE’s Project Community

Conversations on Cancer

Cancer Community Resources

 



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