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Communities Crushing Cancer (CCC)

Image of the Communities Crushing Cancer logoCommunities Crushing Cancer (CCC) is a resident-led initiative aimed at raising cancer awareness and increasing rates of cancer screening through distributing informational brochures and connecting patients to resources. What began as a modest tabling event within Boston Medical Center’s Menino lobby evolved into a state-wide initiative involving eight residency programs across the state of Massachusetts. On November 16, 2023, more than seventy Radiology residents united in a collaborative effort to spearhead community outreach within their respective institutions.

Through this initiative, residents had the opportunity to educate patients, families, and hospital employees on the importance of Breast, Lung, and Colorectal Cancer screening. Participating residents took part in a survey assessing the impact of outreach on several factors including wellness, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. CCC served as an outlet for Radiology trainees to re-connect with their community and renew a sense of purpose in their day-to-day work in Radiology.

The Radiology Health Equity Coalition, along with our Mobilization Team members and Partners are working closely with the CCC Taskforce to support, promote and engage with this fantastic initiative. The CCC program strongly aligns with RHEC’s work in improving and advancing health equity in the community.

How to Get Involved

Would you like to get involved in the Communities Crushing Cancer 2024 initiative?

• Sign up and register for our Taskforce to participate as a Site Leader or another focused committee role within the Taskforce:

Register for the Taskforce »

Sign-up for committee or program role »

• Stay Tuned!  We are working on a CCC Event Toolkit with resources and additional information on the program to help inform and support Sites and Site Volunteers.

For more information on the CCC program, contact us at: info@radhealthequity.org

Download and view our Informational Program Slide deck as a PDF or a Powerpoint presentation

Look for, and support, our CCC Social Media posts using the hashtags:

#CommunitiesCrushingCancer

#CCC2024

Communities Crushing Cancer 2024

Mark your calendars and save the date:  CCC 2024 will take place from Saturday, October 26 – Friday, November 1.

Communities Crushing Cancer 2023

On November 16, 2023 eight residency programs across the state of Massachusetts participated in the first inaugural Communities Crushing Cancer initiative with over 70 radiology residents participating.

Image of Residents and Volunteers - Communities Crushing Cancer 2023

Residents and Volunteers - Communities Crushing Cancer 2023
 

Image of volunteers holding Informational Brochures at Communities Crushing Cancer 2023

Informational Brochures Communities Crushing Cancer 2023
 

Image of residents with a poster on Lung, Breast and Colorectal Cancer Patient Information

Lung, Breast and Colorectal Cancer Patient Information
 

Image of a booth of volunteers at Communities Crushing Cancer Informational Booth 2023

Communities Crushing Cancer Informational Booth 2023
 

Image of the Saint Vincent Hospital CCC Team at a booth

Saint Vincent Hospital CCC Team