The Women’s Empowerment Cancer Advocacy Network (WE CAN) has just launched an Indiegogo campaign to help raise awareness about cancer screening, risk factors, and treatment of women in East Africa. WE CAN was founded by SCCA’s Dr. Julie Gralow in 2003. WE CAN’s mission is to raise awareness and change the face of breast and other women’s cancers in the developing world.
This fall the group is putting on the 2nd annual East Africa WE CAN Advocacy, Education and Outreach Summit in Tanzania. In conjunction with the summit, WE CAN plans to produce and distribute for free a mini-documentary about the summit that features the stories of breast and cervical cancer survivors. Advocacy and awareness building are integral in helping to counter the growing cancer burden in developing nations, and WE CAN believes this video will be a powerful tool for raising awareness and saving lives. And that’s where the Conquering Cancer: Empowering African Sisters Indiegogo campaign comes in. As of today, the campaign has raised $2,000 with a goal of $25,000.
Check out the video below to learn more about WE CAN and the upcoming summit in East Africa.