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The Black Volunteer Caucus is engaged in meaningful advocacy and policy work nationally and locally. Check out a few of their successes so far.  

 

During ACS CAN’s Leadership Summit & Lobby Day, Caucus members hosted a BVC Connect & Chat, facilitated breakout sessions, conducted interviews, and urged their representatives to make cancer a national priority and advance federal legislation that would reduce the burden of cancer for communities nationwide.
Black Volunteer Caucus on the stage and Leadership SummitLeadership Summit Breakout SessionVolunteers at New Jersey Lobby Day House Meeting
 


Also, during LS&LD, BVC member DonnaMarie Woodsen was recognized as an Ambassador Constituent Team Lead of the Year for her leadership work in North Carolina.

DonnaMarie Woodsen ACT Lead of the Year


BVC Chairwoman Jaqueline Beale presented a Breakout Session at the 2022 SLA Summit entitled Health Equity: Building Authentic Relationships.

Jackie Beale


BVC member Carol Coram provided verbal comments at the FDA listening session on proposed regulations to establish tobacco product standards for menthol in cigarettes and flavors in cigars.


BVC members Jaqueline Beale and Diane Nathaniel shared their stories during ACS CAN’s 11th Annual National Forum on the Future of Health Care: "Improving Cancer Care in Every Community – Overcoming Unique Challenges" 
Diane NathanielJacqueline Beale
 


The BVC helped shape messaging for a digital advocacy campaign focused on the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program resulting in the recruitment of new volunteers. 


See some examples from the campaign.

BVC members shared their volunteer experiences and strategies for strengthening and increasing outreach to the Black Community during A Conversation About Volunteer Diversity and Engagement breakout session at ACS CAN’s Priorities and Partners meeting.  


The BVC members are actively engaged in their local and state advocacy efforts through contacting and meeting with elected officials on cancer disparities in the Black community, enhancing and building relationships with diverse groups and organizations, serving as spokespeople at meetings and trainings, and recruiting volunteers who can give a voice to the unequal burden of cancer. 

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