HCB2’s Junior Board members help to create educational content, plan informational activities, and volunteer at large events to better reach the Generation Z community along with their parents. This generation of young people are 2x more likely to be diagnosed with colon cancer and 4x more likely to be diagnosed with rectal cancer.
Research reveals by 2030 colorectal cancer will be the number one cause of cancer death in the 20-39 year old population. To prevent this disease, awareness needs to be raised, education must be given, and proactive lifestyle behaviors must be engaged. High school students are equipped to reach their peers in unique ways.
- Obtaining community service hours
- Standing out on college applications
- Giving back to community, and
- Becoming educated about cancer prevention through the improvement of colon health.
The Junior Board meets on a monthly basis either virtually or gathering together. Contact us to learn more!