BNVCF Supports Community Memorial Hospital
The BNVCF is proud to support Community Memorial Hospital. The BNVCF is supporting the cost of personnel and equipment needed to find ways to detect a predisposition to cancer in support of our mission of “Making a Difference Through Early Detection”.
As the result of a generous grant from the Bobbie Nick Voss Charitable Funds organization, colorectal cancer awareness is increasing in our area. Sally Slusser, the community educator for colorectal cancer at Community Memorial Hospital, has been contacting members of our community to set up presentations, offer education at fairs and events or set up colorectal cancer awareness displays. Over a thousand people have already been offered information on colorectal cancer and many more events are planned. In addition to educating the public, Sally has been in contact with the American Cancer Society, the Colon Cancer Coalition, and the Colon Cancer Alliance to keep up to date on current trends and information. She has also become involved with the Milwaukee Regional Cancer Care Network which is a collaborative group from many area organizations including Gilda’s Club, the American Cancer Society, the Wisconsin Division of Public Health, the Center for Urban Population Health, Wisconsin Well Woman Program, the National Cancer Institute and area hospital organizations who are focusing on increasing the availability of colorectal screenings to underserved populations and increasing awareness for all.