Cancer Health & Wellness Events

Stephenson Cancer Center (SCC) annually hosts and/or participates in numerous health and wellness events with the goal of raising awareness of cancer in the community. Recent events include:

Colon Cancer Awareness Day
Featuring guided tours through a 30-foot inflatable colon!

Oklahoma’s HPV Summit
The summit features a day of expert speakers to educate and inspire key community stakeholders that have an influential role in increasing the uptake of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. The content builds confidence and normalizes HPV vaccination as well as provides information on how to increase HPV vaccination.

Oklahoma’s Back on Track HPV Webinars
In an effort to support the work our community partners are doing in HPV vaccination, we invited them to join us for the Oklahoma HPV Back on Track webinar and learn strategies on getting back to vaccinating adolescents for the six cancers that are caused by HPV. During this series we educated our community partners about maintaining rates during the pandemic, best practices for creating standing orders, vaccine hesitancy, and provide insight on how to use flu vaccination as an opportunity for HPV vaccination.

Melanoma Monday
SCC celebrates this nationally recognized awareness day by reminding university faculty, staff and guests Donut Forget To Wear Your Sunscreen and practice sun safety in the summer months and all year round. Complimentary donuts and sunscreen are a big hit.

Oklahoma’s HPV Summit
The summit features a day of expert speakers to educate and inspire key community stakeholders that have an influential role in increasing the uptake of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. The content builds confidence and normalizes HPV vaccination as well as provides information on how to increase HPV vaccination.

Oklahoma’s Back on Track HPV Webinars
In an effort to support the work our community partners are doing in HPV vaccination, we invited them to join us for the Oklahoma HPV Back on Track webinar and learn strategies on getting back to vaccinating adolescents for the six cancers that are caused by HPV. During this series we educated our community partners about maintaining rates during the pandemic, best practices for creating standing orders, vaccine hesitancy, and provide insight on how to use flu vaccination as an opportunity for HPV vaccination.

Don’t Fry Day
May is National Melanoma Awareness Month and the last Friday of May is Don’t Fry Day. SCC partners with the Oklahoma City Zoo for a sun-safe scavenger hunt and kid-friendly sun-smart activities.

SCC Running Club
SCC patients, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the SCC Running Club, organized through Red Coyote Running and Fitness Store, to train for the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, Half-Marathon and Relay Teams.

Breast Health Expo
SCC partners with community organizations such as Project 31, American Cancer Society, OU Health Breast Center, and OUHSC Rehabilitative Services to bring breast cancer education, awareness, and early-detection information to community organizations such as the NW Healthy Living Center.

World Cancer Day
February 4th is World Cancer Day, a leading international awareness day. The SCC works to unite people across the world to help raise awareness, improve education and catalyze personal, collective and government action. Together with our community partners across Oklahoma, we worked to reimagine our state and a world where preventable cancer deaths are saved and access to life-saving cancer treatment and care is equal for all – no matter who you are or where you live. SCC, our community partners and physicians invited community members to attend an educational event where they could get health screenings (diabetes, head and neck cancer check, Mammogram) and hear from SCC physicians on topics of: The Value of Community and Prevention, Nutrition and Cancer, and Research.

World Cancer Day
February 4th is World Cancer Day, a leading international awareness day. The SCC works to unite people across the world to help raise awareness, improve education and catalyze personal, collective and government action. Together with our community partners across Oklahoma, we worked to reimagine our state and a world where preventable cancer deaths are saved and access to life-saving cancer treatment and care is equal for all – no matter who you are or where you live. SCC, our community partners and physicians invited community members to attend an educational event where they could get health screenings (diabetes, head and neck cancer check, Mammogram) and hear from SCC physicians on topics of: The Value of Community and Prevention, Nutrition and Cancer, and Research.

Healthy Living Events
SCC regularly brings speakers, educational programs and prevention activities to community-based organizations. Topics include colon cancer prevention and treatment, breast cancer prevention and treatment, and prostate cancer awareness.

SCC maintains a robust collection of educational resources available to educate the public about:

  • Cancer Disease Types
  • Treatment Options
  • Prevention and Screening
  • Clinical Trials
  • Patient Supportive Care Services
  • Caregiver and Family Support
  • Lifestyle Support
  • Support Groups

Contact Information

If you are interested in finding out more information, or in having SCC host or participate in a health or wellness event, please contact the Community Outreach and Engagement Core staff through the email address below.

Community Outreach and Engagement Core
scc-outreach@ouhsc.edu

Core Staff
Heather Carter, MS
Community Outreach and Engagement Liaison

Lauri Hunsucker, MA
Program Coordinator

Valerie Moise, MS
Community Outreach Liaison

Stephanie Pharr, MS, CHES
Senior Outreach Liaison

Carla Ponce, MM
Community Outreach Liaison

Ayesha Sambo, MPH, CPH
Research Epidemiologist

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