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The African Women’s Cancer Awareness Association is dedicated to eliminate disparities in awareness, prevention and treatment of cancer for Africans. We make the difference in cancer care for people of African descent. LEARN MORE  

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AWCAA has reached over 25,000 people in outreach campaigns, conducted 11 medical missions abroad and 30 breast cancer related surgeries. 

AWCAA CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF SERVICE

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Celebrating 10 Years of existence is a big milestone for our organization – The African Women’s Cancer Awareness Association. From a humble beginning in 2004 to a 2012 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders Award recipient, among all the other numerous awards we have received over the years, is quite a fete. We did not get there on our own. And so, as we celebrate the Past, Present and Future, we first must thank and give credit to all those who have walked this path with us.

We thank our dedicated staff, volunteers, members, Board of Directors, and Advisory Board, past and present. To the health care providers who provided services most times at no cost to immigrant women, to over 100 medical personnel’s who went on medical missions to sub-Saharan countries to serve the underserved and under privileged, our funders, corporate sponsors and numerous individuals without whose donations we could not survive, we say THANK YOU!!

  • 3rd Annual Ladies First Breakfast, Saturday, June 28, 2014 (more info)
  • 10th Annual Walk-A-Thon, Saturday, September 13, 2014
  • AWCAA Educational Conference, Saturday, October 17, 2014 at the Howard University Towers Auditorium, Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC
  • 10th Year Anniversary Awards Gala, Saturday, October 18, 2014 (more info)
 
 

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- Ivorian Proverb

"The key to a healthy body is a Good Head"

Despite the rich health care resources and availability of cancer screening, unfortunately, ethnic African women are disproportionately represented within the public health promotion programs.

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