Our Programs in Georgia
Let's Face Cancer Together!
Since 1996, Cancer Pathways has stayed true to its mission of “facing cancer together” by offering deep and far-reaching support for those who have been touched by cancer. Our free programs and support groups create a space to empower and educate our community.
We offer in-person programming in Georgia and other states throughout the south!
- Cancer Unwrapped Nationwide Teen Writing Contest Opens November 13, 2023. Cash prizes available!
- Save the Date: Georgia’s 7th Annual Cervical Cancer Awareness Day at the Capitol in Atlanta – January 18, 2024.
Are you an educator, school administrator, or nurse? Check out our free Cancer Happens® risk-reduction curriculum that aligns with National Health Education Standards.
Offered in Two Formats:
- Live Presentation: 45-50 minutes, presented in-person or virtually by our trained health educators. Student participation and active learning is encouraged!
- Online: two eLearning courses (Cancer Happens 101 and E-cigarettes and Vapes), lesson plans for grades K-12, and activities.
To schedule a presentation or access our online resources, sign-up here.
Pathways to Wellness Workshops
For four consecutive years, we have partnered with the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta to host an annual wellness summit focused on cancer prevention and healthy behaviors.
We offer customized workshops focused on cancer risk-reduction topics, including tobacco use prevention, sun safety, screening, HPV immunization, and more!
If you’re a local organization interested in hosting a workshop, please contact Jana Mastrogiovanni ([email protected]).
Advocacy and Awareness
Cervical Cancer Awareness Day
Every January since 2017, Cancer Pathways and its partners have organized in-person and virtual events to convene state representatives, cancer survivors, medical professionals and community members to raise awareness about cervical cancer.
In early January 2022, Senate Resolution 396 was passed in the Georgia Senate in support of our work and to formally recognize January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.
We invite you to learn more about our awareness days from previous years:
HPV Awareness Day
Starting in March 2021, Cancer Pathways and its Georgia partners hosted an HPV Awareness Day event to bring together medical professionals, survivors, legislators, and community members to discuss HPV-associated cancers and the HPV vaccination as cancer prevention. We are part of the Georgia Cancer Control Consortium’s HPV workgroup. In 2020 and 2022, we were recognized as a Georgia HPV Champion for our work in the Southern United States. We invite you to view a recording of Georgia’s 1st annual HPV Awareness Day event in 2021.
Two Georgia House Resolutions, in support of our work, were adopted in mid-March 2022: HR 988 and HR 1019. House Resolution 988 formally recognizes March 24, 2022 as HPV Awareness Day and summarizes the body of work we engage in. House Resolution 1019 recognizes this same day as HPV Cancer Awareness Day to bring additional attention to the connection between human papillomavirus (HPV) and cancer.
Heat map: Participation in Georgia’s Cervical Cancer and HPV Awareness Days
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Healthy Athens Day
The first annual Healthy Athens Day was hosted at Clarke Central High School in Athens, Georgia on Saturday, May 14, 2022. The event featured local agencies and organizations, including Cancer Pathways, promoting health and fitness through information, services, and food trucks.
Cancer Pathways provided educational materials on cancer support and prevention, as well as HPV vaccine status checks for all eligible youth. We also provided referral information to Clarke County Health Department and Hilsman Student Health Center, where individuals can access the vaccine in their community. We completed nearly 30 HPV vaccine checks for youth at Healthy Athens Day.
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Support and Resources
BCCP of Georgia
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Program was established to provide screening and follow-up services to low income, uninsured/underinsured women throughout the state of Georgia because “Early Detection Saves Lives.” Learn more.
Beautiful You Boutique
This shop offers apparel designed to ensure comfort and confidence after breast surgery, with the ultimate goals of boosting self-image, enhancing your appearance, and making you comfortable throughout and after recovery. Learn more.
Cancer Pathways Book Club
We host book club on the 4th Monday of each month to chat about our book of the month in it’s entirety. Sign-up here!
Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia
The Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia (HHCGA) provides access to information, advocacy, and education for underserved populations. Learn more.
Childhood Cancer Coalition
To educate, support, serve, and advocate for families of children with cancer, survivors of childhood cancer, and the professionals who care for them. Learn more.
Using your zip code, find local resources including financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, and other free or reduced-cost services. Learn more.
Ronald McDonald House
Provides temporary lodging and social/emotional support – at no charge – for families of children accessing medical services. Learn more.