Pastors Lunch @ Dooky Chase

This is a free lunch for PASTORS ONLY. If you can get you pastor to attend, we would appreciate it. Reply directly to Nedra.  Thanks.

 The American Cancer Society Invites pastors to a complimentary luncheon to introduce a faith-based initiative to fight cancer in the New Orleans community.

 Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 11:00 a.m.–1:00p.m at Dooky Chase Restaurant 2301 Orleans Avenue, New Orleans, LA. The Keynote Speaker Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of Research American Cancer Society, Inc.  Please RSVP at 504-833-4024 or  Limited Seating Available.

 The state of Louisiana has one of the highest cancer mortality rates in the nation, with about 160 people dying from cancer in the State every week. You can help change the statistics and save lives from cancer. The American Cancer Society’s Community Health Advisor (CHA) program here in New Orleans, Louisiana. I would like to share some information about the program with New Orleans Area Clergy.  The purpose of the Community Health Advisor program is to reduce cancer disparities by increasing awareness through education about the extreme importance of early detection and cancer screening. The program links the community with area resources by utilizing volunteer community health advisors who collaborate with local churches to provide information cancer screenings and offers early-detection & prevention education resources.

The American Cancer Society Cordially Invites You to Attend a Special Complimentary Luncheon to Introduce a New Faith-based Initiative to Fight Cancer in the New Orleans Community on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 11:00 a.m.–1:00p.mat Dooky Chase Restaurant 2301 Orleans Avenue, New Orleans, LA. The Keynote Speaker Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of Research American Cancer Society, Inc.

Our goal is to help reduce cancer mortality rates by increasing the number of interventions implemented within communities experiencing an unequal burden of cancer. It is the American Cancer Society objective to increase awareness within underserved communities of the importance of cancer prevention and early detection. Increase public awareness of American Cancer Society and our investment in the fight against cancer in New Orleans. By mobilizing the Faith Based Community to take action and get screened for cancer.

This initiative is very important, because the American Cancer Society estimates that about 168,900 new cancer cases and 65,540 cancer deaths are expected among African Americans just this year alone.  African Americans have the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial and ethnic group in the US for most cancers.  Although the overall racial disparity in cancer death rates is decreasing, in 2005, the death rate for all cancers combined continued to be 33% higher in African American men and 16% higher in African American women than in white men and women, respectively.  Screenings can save lives – many lives. And that is exactly why the American Cancer Society has launched the Community Health Advisor program in New Orleans.

 Please RSVP at 504-833-4024 or email  Limited Seating Available. Please, feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.


Nedra Wardsworth

Nedra Wardsworth | Specialist, Community Health Advisor



Mid-South Division | American Cancer Society, Inc.

2605 River Rd

New Orleans, LA 70121

Phone: 504.219.2292 | Mobile: 504.272.4018 | Fax: 504.219.2290 | 1.800.227.2345




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