For two months volunteer researchers Journalist Lynn Jones (Jacksonville Free Press Associate Editor), Dr. Herman Tucker and Ken Stokes attended weekly virtual sessions that included a self-guided curriculum and the task of compiling and implementing an interactive advocacy project. The project team designed a PowerPoint plan and implemented an advocacy project for African Americans in the urban core detailing cancer research that is a high risk neighborhoods community and appropriate for today’s society target audience.
The research team final presentation profiled the social determinants of health, featuring cancer survivors shared stories of living and thriving with cancer. Cancer survivors profiles included Florida Duval County residents: Diallo Sekou (Sarcoma Cancer) and Sintea Posen (Colon Cancer); and Michigan resident Gerri Russ (Stomach Cancer). In addition, the presentation highlighted ways to eliminate and identify pancreatic cancer prognosis and the plight of food deserts in the African American Community that denies access to healthy food options. Currently the CaRE2 Citizen Scientist Training Program is in search of individuals that are interested in cancer research to become a part of their team.
To learn more info or to participate email Nissa Askins at firstname.lastname@example.org.