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Celebrate Indigenous Life

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The American Indian Cancer Foundation invites you to join us in recognizing National Cancer Survivor Awareness Month this June. Cancer is the leading cause of death among Native women and the second leading cause of death among Native men. AICAF’s Celebrate Indigenous Life campaign aims to honor, support, and raise awareness of Native cancer survivors. Because this national campaign happens on a digital platform, community members are able to participate from anywhere! Get involved by raising awareness of Indigenous cancer burdens, uplifting the voices of our community, and celebrating the strength and resiliency of survivors everywhere. #CelebrateIndigenousLife

Wear Lavender.

Wear lavender or shop AICAF’s online store for clothing designed in support of Native cancer survivors. 100% of proceeds support the AICAF mission.

Share.

Start a conversation on Indigenous cancer burdens with members of your community. Share how cancer has impacted you through AICAF’s national Survivor Story Series and the Survivor Support Survey.

 

Share AICAF’s resources and social media posts with your network.

Learn.

Learn from Indigenous cancer survivors. AICAF’s Survivor Story Series is a collection of cancer stories from Native survivors, caregivers and their families. It aims to uplift the voices of our warriors, providing them with a platform to share their experiences while inspiring Native people to be proactive about their health. Visit our Survivor Story Series page to learn about the experiences of Indigenous cancer survivors.

Join us during the entire month of June by participating in these live webinars:

 

    • June 3 at 2:00 PM CDT: Circle of Life Treatment Module

 

 

    • June 10 at 2:00 PM CDT: Circle of Life Palliative Care Module

 

    • June 17 at 2:00 PM CDT: Circle of Life End of Life Module

 

    • June 22 at 3:00 PM CDT: Live Food Demo with Chef  Yazzie

 

    • June 24 at 2:00 PM CDT: Circle of Life American Indian and Alaska Native Healing Module

 

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Engage

Like the American Indian Cancer Foundation on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on upcoming events and cancer awareness campaigns. 

 

Join AICAF’s Virtual Support Group. AICAF will be hosting its second support group meeting for cancer survivors on Saturday, June 13, from 12:00-1:00 PM CST. This group is open to all Native survivors, caregivers, and family members who have been affected by cancer. The support group offers a safe space to meet others who are experiencing similar challenges. You will be able to tell your story, share your fears, and offer support to others on their cancer journey. 

 

Create and deliver care packages to survivors. AICAF is looking to partner with Tribal and Urban clinics to create and provide care packages tailored to local, Native cancer survivors. AICAF will award $250 to applicants who are looking to increase survivorship support and awareness in Indian Country. Email mbuffalo@aicaf.org for more information.

 

Host an online campaign. This is a powerful way to engage your community and an alternative to hosting an event. Feel free to copy, adapt, and tailor these sample social media posts for your community.

Help us reach more of our relatives in Indian Country by translating resources. AICAF is seeking volunteers to help us include additional Indigenous languages throughout our work. Email health@aicaf.org for more information

Donate.

A gift to the American Indian Cancer Foundation helps us strengthen our programs, build larger campaigns, and provide more resources to families across Indian Country. While grants and contracts fund specific projects, it’s generous donors like you that play a vital role in making this work happen!