The ANGEL Network was founded in 2001 to educate women in southern Colorado about cancer, early detection, and access to screening services.
Lack of information, myths, and distrust of medical professionals have played major roles in high cancer mortality rates in African-Americans. To combat this, Penrose Cancer Center and six trailblazing Black and Latina women started working to conquer barriers to health care.
What We Do:
1. Provide opportunities to connect with women of color and provide support, education, and connections for resources.
2. Host free quarterly meetings on topics concerning your health, based on research and presented by experts in the field of those topics.
3. Share opportunities for you to connect with other women in the community on health-related topics regarding cancer.
Who We Serve:
We serve what the stats show. Cancer does not discriminate. However, African-American women are 40% more likely to die from breast cancer than white women. Black women die of breast cancer almost 30% more often than their white peers.
Directed hundreds of women to free or low-cost cancer screenings.
Taught breast health and mammography access to thousands of women.
Shaped the first predominately African-American team in the local Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure’s history and received extensive media coverage.
Developed many collaborative partnerships in our community to bring awareness education and screening to disparate populations.
Developed the first Woman of Color Cancer Support Group, held monthly (currently virtual).
Please call us at 719-776-5548 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive our newsletter and information about upcoming events.