23 Mar 2022

Information is Power continues community outreach efforts

The Information Is Power program, in collaboration with the Southern Belles of Alabama A&M University, hosted a Colon Cancer Awareness event on Thursday, March 10. The event consisted of a panel of researchers and healthcare professionals from the Huntsville community. The panel was moderated by HudsonAlpha faculty investigator Sara Cooper, PhD.

The program paid tribute to one of Alabama A&M’s alumni and member of Southern Belles, Mrs. Shundra Seay-Massey during this event, who passed away from Colon cancer in October 2021 at the age of 29. During the event more than 25 students participated in the genetic cancer risk screening provided by HudsonAlpha’s Information is Power Initiative. Alabama A&M University will now offer FREE cancer screening to their students through the Health & Wellness Center.

“The Russel Hill Cancer Foundation is proud to continuously support HudsonAlpha’s Information is Power initiative,” said Emily Davis, Executive Director of the Russel Hill Cancer Foundation. Part of our mission is to provide research within our cancer community and we are happy to collaborate to help provide genetic cancer risk screening to more individuals at Alabama A&M.”

This project is made possible with support from the HudsonAlpha Foundation and the Russel Hill Cancer Foundation.