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Kick It Cancer program targets early detection for minorities

Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of stories about the Cancer Support Center and its nearly three decades of service to the community.

Kick It Cancer, the newest project at the Cancer Support Center, is being led by a 28-year-old cancer survivor.

“This is sort of the shining light of my journey,” said Shamiah Byrd who is serving as program manager for Kick It Cancer, an outreach program meant to meet the challenges of getting the word on early detection out into vulnerable African American communities.

Before she learned about the program . . .

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