OGCC/RC’s Reproductive Cancer Awareness Community Grant
Through a grant from the DC Cancer Consortium, the Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer Coalition/Rhonda’s Club and In My Sister’s Care are partnering with residents and organizations in DC’s Ward 7 to increase reproductive health and cancer awareness throughout southeast Washington. With funding from this Community Grant, OGCC/RC and In My Sister's Care have recruited, trained and empowered a grassroots organization, known as DC Health Champions, to spread health messages in Ward 7, an underserved section of the city with more than 70,000 residents and no hospital. The Health Champions are all residents of Ward 7 who volunteer to raise awareness of cancer symptoms and tests and bring healthy living messages to their neighbors. The DC Cancer Consortium is funded by a grant from the DC City Council administered by the DC Department of Health.