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!

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.

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.

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
Stephanie Pharr, BS, CHES
Community Outreach Coordinator

Heather Carter, MS
Community Outreach and Engagement Liaison