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The G.R.E.E.N. Foundation

Cancer Education

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that black people have the highest death rate for cancer overall. This statistic is shocking, and work must be done to reduce disparity. In this initiative, TGF is committed to supporting cancer survivorship, by facilitating cancer education, care navigation, and elevating the importance of annual screenings and early detection.

Breast Cancer

Black women are more likely to die from breast cancer, despite the rate of breast cancer being higher among White women. It has been said that they are more likely to be diagnosed in later stages and have a more aggressive cancer than White women.1 This is why we must do our best to stay educated, know the signs, take action, and advocate for ourselves.

Goal: Promote early detection and increase breast health screenings.
Focus
  1. Uninsured Women
  2. Women Less Than 40 Years of Age

Goal: Raise awareness of breast reconstruction options
  • Inform women community-wide about breast reconstruction surgery to improve quality of life.
  • Equip women with information and listings of experienced certified plastic surgeons.
  • Assist women and their families in navigating search for surgeons and comparing options.

Prostate Cancer

The rate of dying from prostate cancer is double for Black/ African American men, when compared to other races.2 This statistic underlines the importance for regular screenings and early detection within the community.

          Goal: Mobilize men to seek routine screening to decrease late-stage detection.

          Goal: Connect men to other male cancer survivors, groups, and other local organizations to increase support system and mentorship.

What We Are Doing

  • Cancer Health Education
    • One-on-one encounters at community events, cultural events, faith sites (churches), salons, shops, etc.
    • Annual Breast Health Advocates Training
  • Access to Screenings
    • Linking clients to screenings with qualified imaging and medical providers.
  • Outreach
    • Influence and mobilize women and men to seek screening for breast cancer and other cancers.
  • Care Navigation
    • Coordinating services linking people to screenings, re-screening, and diagnostic services. Assisting with appointment scheduling, paperwork completion, transportation, childcare, and/ or emotional support upon request.

If you have any questions or like to hear more about our services, contact us at

Phone: (714) 210 – 7300

 Email: info@thegreenfoundation.net

1Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (2024). African American people and cancer. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/health-equity/groups/african-american.htm

2Office of Minority Health. (2024). Cancer and African Americans. Retrieved from https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/cancer-and-african-americans