CLEVELAND, August 29, 2018: The Hispanic Alliance [HA]
and NOAHH (Northeast Ohio Association for Hispanic Health)
has announced their 2nd Annual Community Walk Against Cancer
taking place on September 8, 2018. The Cleveland Clinic is this
year’s premier sponsor.
Cancer Walk began at the Hispanic Alliance, 3110 West 25th
Street, Cleveland, Ohio at 10:00 A.M. In case of rain, the event
will be held at Youth For Christ City Life, 3340 Trowbridge Ave.
“This event is to send the message that we are all living with
cancer, and to support and educate everyone in our community
about the importance of early detection”, says Juan Molina
Crespo, Executive Director of the Hispanic Alliance. In
addition, physicians and nurses from Cleveland Clinic and
University Hospitals will be available to answer any questions
residents may have.
to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, cancer
affects everyone in different ways. Breast cancer rates are
lower in Hispanic women than in other races, but it remains to
be the leading cause of cancer deaths among Hispanic women.
Hispanic women are also 20 percent more likely to die of breast
cancer than non-Hispanic white women diagnosed at a similar age
and stage. Colorectal cancer is the 2nd most commonly diagnosed
cancer in Hispanic Men and Women.
Fortunately, colorectal cancer is highly treatable if caught
Hispanic women have about twice the risk of developing cervical
cancer, compared with non-Hispanic women. Cervical cancer can
typically be treated successfully if abnormal cells are found
early. Many studies have shown that regular screening with the
Papincolaou (Pap) test is linked with dramatic reductions in
cervical-cancer deaths. About 90 percent of women whose cervical
cancer was detected by a Pap test will survive.
In many cases, the chances of survival rise the sooner cancer is
established in 2008, to create a unified voice on leadership
development, voter registration and civic engagement, and
community mobilization on issues that affect the Latino
community. Their values are an integral part of their commitment
to remain accountable and culturally relevant in meeting the
needs of the community through their initiatives. http://haldiclev.org/hispanic-alliance/
for additional information.
Northeast Ohio Association for Hispanic Health: is
an initiative of the Hispanic Alliance to reduce the disparity
in health issues, increase access and promote overall health and
well-being within the Hispanic community in the greater
Cleveland area through education , collaborationb and advocacy.