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We are looking for artistic talents to participate in an art expo and other activities during the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Writers, photo-journalists, painters, poets, musicians, singers, artisans and any other talent who promotes the Latin American culture. We are also searching for children and youth who would like to participate in a folkloric dance group. Please call (614) 832-6464.

¡Buscamos talentos artísticos para participar en muestra de arte y otras actividades durante la celebración del Mes De La Herencia Hispana! Escritores, fotógrafos periodísticos, pintores, declamadores, bailarines, cantantes, músicos, artesanos y cualquier otro talento que promueva y exponga aspectos de la cultura Latinoamericana.

Buscamos también niños y jóvenes interesados en formar parte de un grupo de bailes folclóricos. Comuníquese al (614) 832-6464



Hello to all, I am working with Westside Community center to do a community outreach program at Viva Zapata for Syphilis and I am in need of volunteers for interpreting. The event will be held on 9/1/06 from 11am -5pm

All interested in helping please contact me.


Wynette Collins

Columbus Health Department

HIV/STD Minority Coordinator

240 Parsons Ave.

Columbus, Ohio 43215


614-645- 0736 (f)

[email protected]




Northern Ohio Breast Cancer Coalition Fund

Facts About Breast Cancer In Ohio - 2006

The American Cancer Society estimates that a woman in the United States has a 1 in 7 chance of developing invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. This risk was about 1 in 11 in 1975. The estimated number of breast cancer cases diagnosed in Ohio in 2004 from the American Cancer Society – 10,056 cases, 27 cases per day, 193 every week, 1.4 every hour.  Estimated number of breast cancer deaths in Ohio 2004 – 1,900. 1 Ohio’s 2002 incidence rate for invasive breast cancer (120.8) is below the national average (124.9); however its death rate (27.8) is 9% higher than the national average (25.5) and 20% higher than the Healthy People 2010 goal (22.3). Breast cancer cases have declined 13% in Ohio from 1998-2002. During the same period, Ohio breast cancer death rates declined 5%.

Ohio ranks 34th in the nation for incidence of invasive breast cancer (below the national average), but 5th in the nation for breast cancer mortality. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in Ohio women, excluding skin cancer; it’s the second most common form of cancer death, next to lung cancer. 2 More women in Ohio are living with breast cancer than any other kind of cancer. It’s estimated that over 125,000 Ohio women are living with breast cancer.

Compared to other races and minorities, black women in Ohio are Less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer 50 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than white women; the greatest disparity in deaths occurs in women age 45-64, followed by the under 45 age group 3 More likely to have had a mammogram in the previous year – 73.4 % 3 Comparing death rates for African American women, Ohio’s death rate (37.8) is 9% higher than the national average (34.7) and is 41% above the HP 2010 goal (22.3). 4.





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