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Greetings from the National Director of the American Cancer Society
Members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and its auxiliaries are consistently at the forefront of issues that affect everyone, particularly when it comes to our health. Communities of color have continually been shown to have a disproportionate status when it comes to health, especially as it relates cancer. This is true due to a variety of reasons, including a lack of access to care, resources, and testing. Through our committed partnership with the American Cancer Society, it is Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.’s vision to enhance the awareness, promote health equity, discourage disparity, and find ways to provide the resources and tools to support our communities.
Our Sorority commits to several areas of focus with the American Cancer Society, including:
In addition, the organization realizes the impact of COVID-19 on those affected by cancer. Cancer has not stopped, and millions of people have been affected by not having access to doctor appointments, treatment, and other services such as the Hope Lodge®. Typically, Hope Lodges provide free lodging and support services for cancer patients and their caregivers that must travel for treatment. When COVID-19 hit, these lodges had to be closed and were transformed into a respite for frontline workers who needed a place to stay when treating patients. At the beginning of the pandemic, the Sorority created the Raising Hope: Hope Lodge COVID19- Response Fund. We have since raised thousands of dollars to which will allow Zeta to do its part to assist with the cleanup and safety of the lodges once they are opened back up to patients and support other cancer related services.
We remain proud and committed to the American Cancer Society and its endeavors. Both of our organizations have unique competencies through which to address cancer related issues and through our relationship, we can capitalize upon the individual strengths of each organization to promote mutual goals through multiple communication channels. We hope that the information provided here will give the needed resources and information for chapters and auxiliaries to move forward with understanding our partnership with the American Cancer Society more fully; better educate and inform you to be cancer ambassadors in your own lives and communities.
Kathleen Turman, Director, Eastern Region, zpbnationalACScoordinator@gmail.com
Knesha Rose-Davison, Southern Region, ZPBSouthernPartnerships@gmail.com
Tracy Durham, Atlantic Region, firstname.lastname@example.org
Devita Stallings, Midwestern Region, Devita.email@example.com
Crysta Meekins, Great Lakes Region, Meekins.firstname.lastname@example.org
Letisha Perry, Eastern Region, email@example.com