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‘Believe!’ and stop breast cancer deaths

Special to the Gainesville Sun, February 29, 2012 by Vivian Filer
African-American women my age (three score and 10 and beyond) can probably relate as I do to Fannie Lou Hamer’s famous saying, “I’m sick and tired of being sick …

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Churches needed to raise awareness of breast cancer prevention

Gainesville Sun, February 2, 2012
With a goal to reduce the number of African American women getting breast cancer, WellFlorida is looking to partner with African-American churches to educate parishioners about breast cancer prevention.

Kim Gokhale, associate planner of Community …

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Breast cancer screening efforts aimed at black women

Gainesville Sun, January 16, 2012
WellFlorida is putting out the call to predominantly black churches in the area to help boost the rates of breast cancer screening among black women.

The state-designated local health council for North Central Florida was …

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WellFlorida partners with churches to fight breast cancer

WellFlorida News Release
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Jan. 11, 2012)—Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women, and African American women are disproportionately affected by it. Recent data shows that in Alachua County only 30.8% of African …

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