The DC Cancer Consortium will be hosting “DC Goes Pink Month,” as well as a series of events throughout the year with the DC Department of Health, to increase cancer awareness and promote cancer screening activities in Washington, DC.
The DC Cancer Consortium will kick off DC Goes Pink with a reception on May 9th at the Prince Hall Center for the Performing Arts, located at 1000 U St NW, Washington, DC 20001. The reception will take place from 6 PM to 9 PM.
DC leads the nation in cancer mortality rates. DC ranks #1 in breast cancer mortality; #1 in prostate cancer mortality and #1 in colorectal cancer mortality. Minorities and the medically underserved are disproportionately affected.
“Everyone must understand that because the District has the nation’s highest mortality rates in many cancers, all of our citizens must engage in a personal and collective fight against cancer, says DC Cancer Consortium Executive Director YaVonne Vaughan. “DC Goes Pink is part of our aggressive effort to highlight the alarming cancer death rates in DC.”