American Internet Tech donates to American Cancer Society (April 2021)

American Internet Tech donates to American Cancer Society (April 2021)

In the United States, Blacks are more likely to die from most cancers than any other racial or ethnic group. Breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers are among the most common cancers in this population. These three cancers take the lives of a far higher proportion of Blacks than Whites, Asians, or Hispanics.
Some of these disparities in diagnosis rates can be linked to lack of access to health care and lower cancer screening rates among Blacks compared to other groups.

Many people in this community may lack health insurance or a regular doctor to refer them for screenings and there’s a lot of medical mistrust out there.

But Black churchgoers typically trust their religious leaders. The pulpit of Black churches is a proven, effective place for getting the message out about preventive screenings.

American Cancer Society funded and developed Project HEAL (Health through Early Awareness and Learning). The program trains a few members of each participating church to be community health advisors.

The advisors incorporate spiritual themes and relevant scripture into a 3-part workshop on breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer prevention and screening. Church members voluntarily register for the workshops, which take place at the church outside of regular church services.

American Internet Tech, supports the moto “If you want to move that needle, it happens one person at a time”, and proceeds to one more monthly donation for the American Cancer Society.