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Girlfriends Circle

Getting Real About Your Health with Cancer Support Community


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What is Girlfriends Circle 

This educational series explores women's health and the challenges Black women are forced to navigate in the healthcare system. From learning how to advocate for yourself with your provider to carcinogenic chemicals marketed specifically to black women in beauty products, we've gathered a group of qualified panelists to lead this series.

NOTE ABOUT REGISTRATION: You will be prompted to set up an account to register to receive the meeting link and other important information via email. If you have any questions, please call 614-884-HOPE (4673) or email Angie Santangelo, Programs Director, at asantangelo@cancersupportohio.org. We look forward to seeing you!


Upcoming Sessions


Let's Get Real About Healthy Eating 

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Wednesday, March 1 | 6 pm-7:30 pm | In Person at Cancer Support Community 

This program is designed by Black women for Black women. In each program, we'll explore the ancestral roots of traditional recipes that have been created and nurtured by the Black community. Without compromising on flavor, we'll find ways to increase nutritional value and cancer fighting ingredients.

This class is led by Chef A'Donna Fuller at Cancer Support Community and is open to patients, caregivers, friends and family, and those beyond treatment. 

On the Menu (March 1st): Stewed African Spinach with Smoked Turkey, Coconut Rice and Beans, and Dairy Free Cornbread

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Let's Get Real About Communicating with Our Doctors


Wednesday, January 18 | 12pm-1pm |Virtual 

Dr. Angela Tucker, a specialist in women's health and family practice, joins us to get real about how to communicate with your doctor to ensure you are getting the best and most appropriate treatment.  Dr. Tucker will empower you to be your own advocate at the doctor's office.


Previous Sessions:


Let's Get Real About Black Skin Care Products and Cancer

October 2022 - On-Demand Program Available Here

Black skin care lines use ingredients that could be very toxic. We will learn how to identify the products and the routines that may be unhealthy for black skin. Join us in this Girlfriends series to really dive into the ingredients that have carcinogens in them. You don’t want to miss this series or the bonds built in the Girlfriends Circle Series.

Let's Get Real About Black Hair Care Products and Cancer

July 2022 - On-Demand Program Available Here

Products with carcinogenic ingredients have been marketed to black women for years, with many not knowing how harmful their ingredients are. What’s even scarier is that most of these toxic ingredients are not listed on the labels



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