As a committed leader in driving health equity, the American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Action Network partnered with the Professional Football Players Mothers Association (PFPMA) and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) to debut Cancer, COVID, & Black America as part of the CBCF’s Annual Legislative Congress on Saturday, September 19.
This informal conversation hosted by former NFL linebacker and Congressional Black Caucus member Rep. Colin Allred and NFL media personality Kirsten Watson, looked at how health disparities are further impacted by COVID-19. Watch the replay.
Participants included PFPMA president and breast cancer survivor Gwendolyn Jenkins and her son Malcolm Jenkins (New Orleans Saints), two-time breast cancer survivor Tarralyn Jones and her son Christian Jones (Detroit Lions), pancreatic cancer survivor Dr. Arica Johnson and her son, Calvin “Megatron” Johnson Jr., retired NFL All-Pro wide receiver (Detroit Lions), breast cancer survivor Lorraine Fox and her son De’Aaron Fox (Sacramento Kings), and medical expert Dr. Jackie Dunmore Griffith.
A collaboration among staff from ACS CAN, the GHQ Sports Alliances team, GHQ Field Operations, GHQ Diversity & Inclusion, and NER Community Development leadership helped bring this idea to life.
For additional information, please contact Margaret Belch, strategic director, Regional Sports and Entertainment.