As Mary Bird Perkins addresses gaps in cancer care among the minority population that makes up the majority of the northern area of Baton Rouge, LA, through the Merck Foundation’s Alliance for Equity in Cancer Care grant, the Cancer Center is hosting Engaging The Generations this June. The event is an effort to increase education in the African American community about the importance of knowing family cancer history, risk factors and preventative measures.
In North Baton Rouge, the target area of the $2 million grant, the incidence of cancer is higher than in any other area in Louisiana for a number of reasons.
With the help of trusted community partners who are aware of the disparities many individuals face locally, Mary Bird Perkins is making it possible for residents to access early detection, navigation services, transportation and financial assistance.
Engaging The Generations, to be held June 17 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Greater King David Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, is geared toward African American men, women and youth.
For more information, contact Nicole Honore’ at (225) 481-4811.