There’s a new effort to fight cancer and to help survivors in the Tri-State.
Gilda’s Club and the Indiana Cancer Consortium held the very first Cancer Control Coalition meeting for district 10 in Evansville on Wednesday.
District 10 includes Vanderburgh County and the surrounding counties up to Martin and Crawford counties.
Attendees helped identify cancer burdens specific to the Tri-State and ways to get community partners more heavily involved to make changes.
Indiana Cancer Consortium Coalition coordinator Caleb Lavell expressed the importance community specific targeting.
“It’s important because every community has a different burden. Every community has different barriers and challenges. And Indiana’s a diverse state and we want to make sure we’re addressing all those different needs.”
Lavell says district 10’s focus is on how to help survivors who are fighting, or have fought cancer, live happier and healthier lives.