Volunteers Wanted for Cancer Task Force

The Cecil County Cancer Task Force is currently seeking volunteers to support their efforts to raise awareness of cancer-related issues, increase the rate of screenings for common cancers, and provide resources for people affected by the disease. The Task Force meets virtually every three months with their next meeting on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. using this link: t.ly/i4bL. Interpreting services are available with advanced notice.

This is a great opportunity for you to collaborate with fellow residents to help raise public awareness about lung cancer prevention, engage with medical providers to give community presentations, promote lung cancer prevention initiatives including self-screening tools, and encourage patients to quit smoking.

The Cecil County Cancer Task Force is a coalition of community partners committed to improving the health of Cecil County residents through cancer prevention, education, and training efforts. Its mission is to develop strategies to raise awareness of the importance of cancer screening and reduce mortality. The task force is part of the Cecil County Community Health Advisory Committee (CHAC) and works to find solutions for critical health problems that adversely impact Cecil County residents.

The Task Force is currently focusing on encouraging low-dose lung cancer CT screening for all individuals that meet the criteria with the goal of increasing the number of individuals screened to 584.
If you are interested in joining the Task Force, please contact Katelyn Cook, Cecil County Health Department, Division of Health Promotion at 410-996-5168, or email [email protected].