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Oncology community on Juneteenth
Jun 20, 2024, 16:06

Oncology community on Juneteenth

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. Juneteenth is celebrated with gatherings, and reflections on African American history and culture, focusing on the ongoing struggle for equality and justice. It serves as a reminder of the resilience of the African American community and the ongoing journey towards racial equality.

Here we featured some posts from the oncology community on Juneteenth.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center shared on X:

Today MSK observes Juneteenth, marking the end of slavery for Black Americans in Texas in 1865.

We celebrate this important milestone and honor the resilience and strength of those who fought for freedom and justice.”


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shared on LinkedIn

“Juneteenth commemorates the official end of slavery in the United States.

Today, we celebrate freedom, remember our past, and recommit to our goal of eradicating systemic racism and ensuring health equity for all.”

VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center shared on X:

Rob Winn celebrates Juneteenth with a message of hope, resilience and a future free of cancer.

Take a moment to watch…”

Patrick Hwu, President and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center, shared on X

Today, the Black Empowerment Alliance at Moffitt Cancer Centre commemorated the history and evolution of Juneteenth with a flag-raising ceremony for patients and team members at our Moffitt McKinley Hospital.

The event included traditional dance by Kuumba Dance Co., poetry reading, and song.”


U.S. FDA shared on X

Juneteenth inspires us to continue to promote the goals represented by the holiday of equality, inclusion and social justice.

It reminds us that we do better when we look to build up our nation by celebrating our diversity and the strength that comes from it.”


Selwyn M. Vickers, President and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, shared on X:

Today, I join my many colleagues at MSK as we observe Juneteenth, an important milestone in American history.

We take this day to reaffirm our commitment to racial equality, diversity, and health equity for everyone.”

Fight Colorectal Cancer shared on X

“We are excited to partner with NMQF for the Flint Juneteenth Mini Clinic to raise awareness for Colorectal Cancer screening!

This day is dedicated to education, empowerment, and community.”