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Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development Hosts Sixth Annual ‘Harvest for Health’ Wellness Fair

Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017

Contact: Donna L. Brock
404-880-8337
DBrock@cau.edu

ATLANTA  (September 18) – Clark Atlanta University’s Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD) is hosting its sixth annual “Harvest for Health” Wellness Fair to raise health awareness in Atlanta communities Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to  2 p.m. at Greater Bethany Baptist Church, 786 Thurmond Street N.W., Atlanta, GA 30314.

The free public event, hosted in partnership with the English Avenue and Vine City Ministerial Alliance, comes on the heels of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and will provide information, education, prostate cancer screenings and other health screenings to empower citizens to address health and wellness disparities.

“The annual Harvest for Health Wellness Fair allows us to continue our goal to increase awareness and prevention in issues that disproportionately affect the African-American community,” CCRTD, Director Shafiq A. Khan, Ph.D., says.  “We are especially proud of our partnership with the English Avenue and Vine City Ministerial Alliance, because it allows us to advance our advocacy directly to families here in our own neighboring communities.” 

The Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD) at Clark Atlanta University was established in 1999 out of the strengths of the University’s Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry.  Under the leadership of Eminent Scholar Shafiq A. Khan, Ph.D., CCRTD is currently supported by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)/National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored Research Center in Minority Institutions (RCMI) program; the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD); the National Cancer Institute (NCI); the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD); and the Georgia Research Alliance.

For more information on the “Harvest of Health” Wellness Fair, or if you are an interested vendor, please contact Dr. Kimberly Davis at 404-880-6878 or cancerinfo@cau.edu. For more information on the CCRTD, and community outreach efforts, please visit the CCRTD website.

Category: Research, University Media
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