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National Black Family Cancer Awareness

An Oncology Center of Excellence Project Community Initiative

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National Black Family Cancer Awareness Save the Date Generations

Cancer Awareness Equals Empowerment

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, with a week-long social media campaign to increase cancer awareness in one of the most vulnerable segments of the US population. This initiative, now a year-round project, 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.

National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week is June 15-21, 2023. Our 2023 activities begin in January with stakeholder meetings and culminate in the one-week social media campaign. Join us for these public events:

January 12,2023: 3-4 pm ET: OCE Project Community announces 2023 #BlackFamCan campaign with key participants reporting 2022 outcomes and 2023 plans.

February 16, 2023: 2-3:30 pm ET: OCE Conversations on Cancer, Black History Month public panel discussion. 

March 16,2023: 3-4 pm ET: OCE Project Community 2023 #BlackFamCan campaign update meeting with key participants reporting 2023 plans.

May 2023: OCE Project Community 2023 #BlackFamCan campaign update meeting with key participants reporting 2023 plans. 

June 15, 2023: OCE Conversation on Cancer: National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week—Engaging the Generations public panel discussion.
 


How to Participate During National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week (NBFCAW)

OCE Project Community recommends the following areas of focus and engagement in your community and networks.

  • Cancer Clinical Trial and Genomic Donations Awareness to Advance Equitable Treatment Development
  • Cultural Opportunities to Increase Cancer Awareness (Juneteenth, Creative Arts)
  • Educational Awareness (Prevention, Screening, Increasing Knowledge and Lifestyle Impact)
  • Career/Workplace and Cancer Research 

Examples of your potential engagement might include but aren’t limited to:

  • Prostate, breast, colon or lung cancer awareness discussions sponsored by your community health and wellness program leaders.
  • Students and seniors working together on a project reflecting family history and cancer awareness.
  • Conducting a walk, 5K or movement session to address the importance of exercise in preventing cancer.
  • An informal recipe swap designed to update family food favorites to healthier versions to promote diet and addressing cancer prevention.
  • Information on research about increasing cancer equity in the Black community. 

NBFCAW's Social Media #BlackFamCan Toolkit 

Toolkit includes:

2023 Social media images
YouTube promotional videos:
National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week

NBFCAW Promo

Be the first to promote NBFCAW with your friends by posting #BlackFamCan on all your social media channels

Run time: 12 seconds

Answer the Call

Answer the Call

Making Clinical Trials Available , National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week
June 15-June 21, 2023


Run time: 33 seconds

Power of Community

Power of Community

How will you participate? There is still time to plan for National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week, #BlackFamCan

Run time: 1:08

How to Use

Download, socialize and customize the content in ways that fit the needs of your channels, messaging, and audience. 

Download: Treat this toolkit and these copyright-free materials as your own, with this caveat—the FDA logo must not be re-purposed for use on other webpages or non-FDA materials. Please remember to use #BlackFamCan
Socialize: #BlackFamCan toolkit materials are designed to be shared. Use your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or other social media account to help Project Community promote cancer awareness.
Customize: Add your organization’s logo and URL or pair these graphics with a social media message of your own.


Connect With Us!

Twitter: #BlackFamCan, #OCEProjectCommunity

Email: OCE-Engagement@fda.hhs.gov


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