“Hoop for All” Foundation helps the community as events continue to grow
It’s no secret that cancer affects the African-American community more than any other racial group. According to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, “African Americans had the highest death rate and shortest survival time for most cancers of any racial and ethnic group in the nation as of 2005, the newest data available, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.”
According to cancer.org, the most common factor form of cancer for black men is prostate cancer, which is 31% of all cancers. And at 32% the most common form of cancer for black women is breast cancer.