November 22, 2017  

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White-Johnson Addresses Health Disparities with State Leaders

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Freddie White-Johnson, left, at the Inaugural Gala for Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, center. Pictured with them is Sen. Willie Simmons. (Submitted photo)

The Inaugural Gala for Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves held earlier this month in Jackson provided an opportunity for Freddie White-Johnson, program director of the Mississippi Network for Cancer Control at The University of Southern Mississippi, to discuss health disparities with many of the state’s elected leaders.

White-Johnson, who also serves as director of the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation, emphasized the need for additional fund to address cancer (breast, cervical, colorectal, and prostate) health disparities – particularly in the Mississippi Delta.

Last year, with the support of Reeves, state senators Willie Simmons, Lydia Chassaniol, David Jordan, and Robert Jackson, the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation received a $300,000 bond to support the construction of the foundation’s headquarters, to be located in Ruleville.

The Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the eradication of cancer in Mississippi, through education, support services, research and advocacy.

For more information about the Mississippi Network for Cancer Control and Prevention call 662.453.3688 or visit: http://www.usm.edu/research/mnccp