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Fox Chase Cancer Center Joins with the National Black Church Initiative to Launch Nationwide Breast and Prostate Cancer Campaign

January 28, 2011
The Office of Health Communications and Health Disparities at Fox Chase Cancer Center along with Mount Sinai Hospital is partnering with the National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), coalition of 34,000 churches to launch a nationwide Breast and Prostate Cancer Campaign.  We are targeting African-Americans who have been recently diagnosed with breast or prostate cancer.  NBCI held a press conference to kick off this Breast and Prostate Cancer Campaign on January 28, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. (rescheduled from January 27, due to snow) at Second Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church, 1800 Tasker Street, Philadelphia PA 19145.
Hear Linda Fleisher explain the program in an interview on WDAS.
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Praise Is The Cure

October 2-3, 2010
Fox Chase Cancer Center is sponsoring a 2 day hope, health and healing event, Praise is the Cure, October 2-3, 2010 in Philadelphia.  The Office of Health Communications and Health Disparities will provide free mammograms on October 2nd to uninsured women age 40 and older.  For more information about this event, please visit their website.

Fox Chase Selected for Wawa Charities Program

June 21-August 29, 2010
Fox Chase will be the coin box collection charity from June 21st through August 29th at your local Wawa. You can help local women get needed breast cancer screening by visiting a Pennsylvania Wawa and make a donation. Donations will benefit screenings for uninsured women. Encourage family and friends to make a donation to this worthy cause. The Wawa Charities Program has had a significant impact on our community and has contributed to the success of our community outreach program. The Fox Chase mobile van screens more than 4,000 women each year.
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HCHD partners with
Living Beyond Breast Cancer

May 24, 2010
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) wants to hear about your experiences as an African American woman diagnosed with breast cancer. LBBC will use the information gained to develop up-to-date resources for African American women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Senior Healthy Living

May 7, 2010
Deliverance Evangelistic Church, 2001 W. Lehigh Avenue.
Learn about Choosing the Right Healthcare Plan,
Nutrition, Physical Fitness, Mental Well-being and more!
Door Prizes; Giveaways; Lunch; Health Screenings; Exhibitors. See the Flyer [PDF]

Cycle Hoops

May 1, 2010: Cycle Hoops, 10am-4pm
May 2, 2010: Breakfast Event

The Office of Health Communications and Health Disparities at Fox Chase Cancer Center recently partnered with the Cycle Kings of Philadelphia and will be the recipients of the proceeds from their up-coming May 1st Cycle Hoops and May 2nd breakfast events.  The goal of this event is to raise community awareness about Prostate Cancer. $8. Lonnie Young Recreation Center, 1100 E. Chelten Ave.

Earlier Events



Health Communications and Health Disparities celebrated Black History Month with a new video. See it here.

Comedy for the Cure helped raised awareness. See a video here.


Celebration of Women
Each year, Fox Chase Cancer Center invites local women and their children living in transitional housing to this special event. Read more »

Día de la Mujer Latina,
(Day of the Latin Woman)

Día de la Mujer The Día de la Mujer events were a true collaboration

Día de la Mujer 2005.

The Día de la Mujer events were a true collaboration of organizations including AstraZeneca; National Día de la Mujer Latina; Fox Chase Cancer Center; National Conference of Puerto Rican Women - Philadelphia Chapter; the Philadelphia DOH, Board of Education, and District Attorney's Office; PA Department of Health (DOH); Temple Health System; Albert Eienstein Medical Cancer; Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation; Julia de Burgos Elementary School; the Salvation Army; Health Partners; United Way; Susan G. Komen Foundation; American Heart Association; American Cancer Society SEPA; Philadelphia Hispanic Clergy; Madrugadoras, Esperanza USA; Congreso de Latinos Unidos; TeleMundo TV62; Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration; Dept. of Health and Human Services; the Office of Minority Health; and Al Día newspaper.

This one-day health festival is part of a national program designed to improve the health of Latinas. Día de la Mujer removes barriers such as access to care, lack of insurance, and language, that often impede Latinos' ability to receive health care and information.
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Festivals held locally in 2004 and 2005 drew about three hundred people from the community each time for free medical screenings, education and presentations to address health conditions that affect Latinos most often: heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Free on-site mammograms provided by Fox Chase Cancer Center's Mobile Mammography Van reached over 50 women. Findings indicated a high percentage of women without health insurance and in need of additional films.

Additionally, the festival offered oral health screenings, cholesterol and glucose screenings, healthy cooking demonstrations, car seat safety installation checks, breast health and domestic violence presentations, and games and music for the whole family.

Bi-lingual volunteers manned the event. Since the planning committee included member organizations from the Latino community, there was no cost associated with any of the services.

The Office of Health Communications and Health Disparities at Fox Chase Cancer Center co-directed the event including program planning, implementation and evaluation. The CIS was a co-sponsor with I-Lead, Inc.