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Thanks to each and everyone that attended and supported our 12th Annual Black & White Cancer Survivors Gala.  We sincerely hope that everyone had an enjoyable evening.


We appreciate your helping us continue our mission of celebrating birthdays, raising cancer awareness, educating the community, encouraging early and regular cancer screenings to promote the benefits of preventative healthcare and maintenance, and to provide resources to cancer support organizations.

A special thank you to our sponsors:  Bon Secours Mercy Health, The Urology Group, Strategic Resources, Inc., Center for Closing the Health Gap, Oncology Hematology Care, Inc. (OHC), Pickard Enterprises, and Ensemble Health Partners.

A special thank you to Mr. Clyde Bennett II, Esq. and Ms. Stephanie Austin for the special gift donations.  

With your support and generosity, we were able to provide gifts to the Erica J. Holloman Foundation, Inc., Miss Miyonna Berry (Ms. Amber Mumphrey, Mother), Miss A'Maree Evans (Ms. Tyria Evans, Mother), and Mr. Clarence Frazier.

We would like to thank all of our volunteers.  

Congratulations to the scramble board winners!

Stay tuned for upcoming events!

Thanks again for helping us celebrate the gift of life!


"I'm A Survivor"


The CD entitled "I'm A Survivor" is now on sale!

Writer:   Valarie Norman Price

Composer:   Eric Vincent Oliver

Vocalist:  Shon Thompson Hubble (aka Estee)


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Dr. Melvin was nominated as the Pillar of the Community by Walker Funeral Home.  Congratulations Dr. Melvin!

Facebook Live Interview

Dr. Melvin is interviewed by Iris Roley on Facebook Live regarding the Covid-19 testing site in Bond Hill.  

Mercy Health's Newest Covid-19 Test Site Set Up in Bond Hill

"As we've worked our way through this coronavirus pandemic, we've seen the disproportionate numbers in the African American community," said Melvin.

Dr. Melvin said, "This is my community, my city.  I wanna be a person on the front line.  I wanna show that Bond Hill is on the front line of the Covid-19 pandemic."  

Dr. C. Keith Melvin: 2019 Pillar of Community Award Honoree

Dr. Melvin received the Pillar of the Community award at the 2019 Onyx & Ruby Gala, sponsored by UC Health.  The event was hosted by the UC African American Alumni Affiliate (4A).  The award recognize alumni who support their communities by sharing their time talents and treasure.  Congratulations Dr. Melvin!

Media Coverage -- WLWT

WLWT interviews with attendees and co-founders at the 8th Annual Black and White Gala on October 22, 2016 at Duke Energy Convention Center.

WLWT interview with Dr. Keith Melvin and Bill Mabrey at the 7th Annual Black and White Gala on November 7, 2015.

First Lady Michelle Obama congratulates BWCSF.

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