As I sit here reflecting on the incredible successes and impact of so many African Americans throughout history and still today, I ask myself, “What does Black History Month have to do with Sarcoma?”
As the Executive Director at Rein in Sarcoma, one thing that I am continually reminded of is the fact that African Americans are disproportionately affected by cancer and have less favorable outcomes than white Americans. Sarcoma does not discriminate. It occurs in all ages, races and genders, yet the survival rates are not equal. It is a goal of mine to focus efforts toward changing health disparities among those diagnosed with Sarcoma. We know that early diagnosis is key to having the best possible outcome. Rein in Sarcoma’s ultimate dream is to live in a world without Sarcoma, and I hope to one day see that dream fulfilled for all Americans. This quote from Dr. Nolan inspires me and I hope it will inspire you as well.