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Kentucky African Americans Against Cancer (KAAAC)

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The Kentucky African Americans Against Cancer (KAAAC) is a group of concerned citizens, health care providers, and cancer survivors seeking to reduce cancer health disparities in Kentucky's African American population through education, outreach, and patient support.  Sponsored by the Kentucky Cancer Program at the University of Louisville, the coalition was established in 1990.  The goals are to collaborate with partners to:
  • Provide information on cancer to the community
  • Coordinate special education and screening initiatives for the prevention and early detection of cancer
  • Support cancer patients, families, and survivors

A nationally award-winning coalition, KAAAC was established in affiliation with the National Cancer Institute's National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer.

   
What Does KAAAC Offer the Community?
  • Educational presentations for churches, schools, civic organizations, fraternities, sororities, youth groups, and other community organizations
  • Educational exhibits at health fairs, neighborhood festivals, and other community events
  • Cancer screenings at community locations including churches, malls, sporting events, and others
  • Culturally appropriate educational brochures on cancer prevention and early detection
  • Support group for cancer patients, survivors, and families (Mind, Body, Spirit)
  • Resource materials for newly diagnosed cancer patients
  • Cancer survivor celebrations
  KAAAC Volunteers
KAAAC will give you the opportunity to network, collaborate with others, and most importantly, make a difference in your community.  New volunteers are always welcome!

KAAAC volunteers also support programs of the Harriett B. Porter Cancer Education and Research Endowment. Established by the Porter family at the University of Louisville's Brown Cancer Center, the Endowment addresses cancer health disparities in Louisville's African American community.
 

If you would like more information about KAAAC or would like to request a program for your group, call (502) 852-6318.

 

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