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By Dominique Madden
Telegram Reporter 

Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) partners to bring awareness to Colorectal Cancer

Offers Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits

 

November 11, 2021

BLKHLTH is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization founded by four graduates from Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health; Khadijah Ameen, Matthew McCurdy, Mercilla Ryan-Harris, and Paulah Wheeler.

Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths among Americans, with Black Americans having a 40% higher death rate compared to White Americans. However, if caught and treated early, there is a 90% survival rate.

The Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) has teamed up with BLKHLTH® and Cottonelle® to reduce the impact of racism on Black health through education and action. Their project is to get more people tested for Colorectal Cancer.

NSO Chief Community Impact Officer, Katrina McCree, wants to get screening kits in the hands of people in Metrop...



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