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Dec. 4: Partnering For Life virtual gospel concert

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Volunteers and staff are invited to attend an evening of gospel music that will encourage Black communities and our collaborators to “partner for life” by raising awareness of cancer risk, prevention, and early detection, as well as bring attention to health disparities facing Black people. 

The American Cancer Society’s Partnering For Life initiative will host “A Call to Action” virtual concert on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m. ET. The show will feature musical performances by several well-known gospel singers and include inspirational, informative messages from multiple special guests.

The 75-minute music event will be hosted live by actress Wendy Raquel Robinson, star of the revived hit show ‘The Game’, and spotlight previously taped performances by Jonathan Nelson, multiple Stellar Award winner and Dove Award-nominated gospel artist; Maurette Brown Clark, multiple Stellar Award winner and Dove Award-nominated gospel artist; Patrick Lundy and the Ministers of Music, multiple Stellar Award nominated gospel choir; and Dottie Peoples, Grammy Award nominee and multiple Stellar Award winner. The event can be seen on ACS Facebook or YouTube channels.

“We are honored to welcome Wendy Raquel Robinson as a national ambassador for ACS and as emcee of our virtual gospel music concert on December 4,” said Tawana Thomas Johnson, senior vice president and chief diversity officer at ACS. “Her voice, those of our featured music luminaries, and messages of hope from our partnering organizations will help ACS have an even greater impact through this lifesaving work.” 

ACS created Partnering For Life to share essential information and resources about cancer risk, prevention, and early detection. As reported by ACS in Cancer Facts & Figures for African Americans (2019-2021), African Americans have the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial and ethnic group in the U.S. for most cancers. Partnering For Life is one of several ways ACS is working to advance health equity by addressing cancer disparities for Black people. 

“PFL serves as a critical link in improving cancer outcomes and saving lives from the disease,” Tawana said. “This effort is helping reduce health disparities and creating better qualities of life throughout our Black communities by providing individuals, families, and organizations with relevant cultural assets and the latest cancer resources.”  

Partnering For Life participating organizations include 100 Black Men of America, African Methodist Episcopal Church, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Black Women’s Agenda, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., The Links, Incorporated, National Baptist Convention USA, Inc., National Black Justice Coalition, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.  

Help spread the word! 

  • Please invite others, especially those within the faith-based community to tune into the event.
  • A new Partnering For Life Communications Toolkit is now available on Brand Toolkit and includes messaging, a template press release, and social media posts you can use to promote across social channels (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). 

Learn more about Partnering For Life by visiting cancer.org/partneringforlife or email the DE&I team at inclusion@cancer.org for more details.


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