Volunteering Opportunity: Cancer Prevention Awareness

Partnering with Jamaica’s Cancer Society & Participating in Local Cancer Prevention Awareness Efforts

JNA continues to partner with the Jamaica Cancer Society, St. Ann and St. Mary Branch by:

  • Encouraging donations to facilitate screening,
  • Advocating education, including counseling and access to treatment
  • Participating and supporting the Society’s annual fundraising events

Locally each month, JNA highlights the various monthly cancer awareness efforts, and encourages persons of Jamaican heritage to know the symptoms and undertake prevention efforts. JNA also participates in direct local efforts to get the word out about these cancers. May and June awareness efforts are focused on:

  • Bladder Cancer Awareness Month – MayMay and June Cancer Awareness
  • Cancer Survivors Month – June

Since March 13, 2020, the Jamaican Cancer Society has suspended all screening and in-person fundraising activities as a result of the emergence of COVID-19 in Jamaica. The Society is therefore operating at a deficit which has significantly affected its ability to remain viable. It continues to provide patient support through its non-screening clinic services, continues to be an integral part of the fight against cancer, and it remains committed to the people of Jamaica as they strive to eliminate this disease as a major health problem.

We are soliciting your generous contribution for this project to help with detecting cancer early locally and in Jamaica before it causes symptoms and when it may be easier to treat successfully. Please donate or pledge online today or mail a check to Jamaican Nationals Association, Inc., P.O. Box 56453, Washington, DC 20040. Please specifically indicate donations for the “JNA Partnership Program with the Jamaica Cancer Society – St. Ann and St. Mary Branch” on your check or online donation. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at: info@jnaofdc.org.

JNA is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, non-profit. Please refer to EIN #521240060 for your contributions, which are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

This project is shepherded by Elaine Knight, PhD, President of JNA, and the Community Service & Development Committee, co-chaired by Delores McKoy and Moye Stephenson-Fairweather.

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