Save Our Sisters (S.O.S.)

Save Our Sisters Advocates Cancer Education and Wellness

Save Our Sisters is a rallying cry for cancer education and early detection among women of color in greater Cleveland. According to the American Cancer Society’s 2009 Cancer Facts and Figures, African-Americans are more likely to develop and die from cancer than any other racial or ethnic group. In particular, the cancer death rate among African-American females is 17 percent higher than among Caucasian females. Save Our Sisters tackles this problem by educating women on the risk factors of cancer and the power of early detection to save lives.

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center is proud to sponsor Save Our Sisters as part of our commitment to community outreach that promotes cancer prevention and wellness. Individuals who are interested in bringing one of our group education programs to their organization or who want to offer a community-based screening in their neighborhood should contact us with questions or concerns about the health services we provide.

Statement of Purpose

Save Our Sisters seeks to improve cancer outcomes among women of color through programs that increase cancer risk knowledge, emphasize early detection and offer access to screening services.

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