By Southwester Staff 

On Wednesday, October 20, the Southwest-based Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) will join Nueva Vida, Inc., a culturally sensitive cancer support network for Latino families in the DC area, to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

The virtual event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and feature remarks from Dr. Alejandra Hurtado de Mendoza. Dr. Mendoza serves as an Assistant Professor at the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. She will address barriers to Black/African American and Latina women’s participation in clinical trials and genetic counseling and testing services. She will also launch a new website to provide information about COVID-19 and vaccines to breast cancer survivors. 

Jointly emceed by Claudia Campos Galván, the Chief Programs Officer and Mental Health Director at Nueva Vida and TDJBCF Founder Thelma D. Jones, the event will include bilingual interpretation facilitated by Larisa Caicedo from Multicultural Strategies Consulting. The interpretation is supported by the National Cancer Institute through the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and Moffitt Cancer Center.

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