Black Volunteer Caucus (BVC)


Volunteer signing the ACS CAN Fight Back Express Bus

Black Volunteer Caucus

About the Black Volunteer Caucus

The 12-member Black Volunteer Caucus guides ACS CAN’s work to enhance, strengthen, and diversify communications, messaging, partnerships, and volunteer recruitment, training, and engagement within the Black community.  

Black Volunteer Caucus on the stage and Leadership SummitThe Black Volunteer Caucus shares ACS CAN’s national focus on building a vibrant and diverse grassroots advocacy structure and community to achieve our collective goal of decreasing death and suffering from all cancer in all communities.

Meet the BVC

Latest Updates

Virtual Postcard Party: Help Save Lives From Prostate Cancer

  • Thank you for joining the Virtual Postcard Party! At the event we discussed the
    PSA Screening for HIM Act and wrote postcards to our US Senators asking them
    to cosponsor the bill.

Black Volunteer Caucus Fireside Chat – Prostate Cancer

  • Thank you for joining “Let’s Hear From the Ladies: How Black Women are Fighting Prostate Cancer Disparities” Facebook Live moderated by BVC member DonnaMarie Woodson and featuring fellow Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. members Andrea King Collier and Donna Hargrove.
  • Thank you for joining “Prostate Cancer’s Unequal Burden in the Black Community: Saving Ourselves through Patient-Centered Solutions” event moderated by BVC member Dave Ford and featuring Representative Troy Carter Sr., Representative Donald Payne Jr., Dr. Kevin Billups, William Battle and Tony Holt.

Prostate Cancer Early Detection

BVC In Action

The Black Volunteer Caucus is engaged in meaningful advocacy and policy work nationally and locally. 

Check out a few of their successes so far  

Contact the BVC

Do you have have a question, request, opportunity, or message for the BVC?

Please contact us

Take Action

Man at the doctor

Ask Congress to save lives from prostate cancer by passing the PSA Screening for HIM Act!

Black individuals are more than twice as likely to die from prostate cancer than non-Hispanic white individuals and are more likely to be diagnosed at later, more advanced stages when the disease is harder to treat. These disparities are not acceptable. 

American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s initiative to improve outcomes for Black men by addressing root causes of prostate cancer disparities.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) report finds Black women still have a 4% lower incidence rate of breast cancer than White women but a 40% higher breast cancer death rate.

Key information on cancer inequities and how ACS is addressing these disparities in the Black Community

The most recent data on cancer data for African American/Black People, published in a peer-review journal of the American Cancer Society

A consumer-friendly companion for the Cancer Statistics for African American/Black People, 2022

Read and download the key report findings, Executive Summary, and full report