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Martin University to host second health summit 

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The National Center for Racial Equity and Inclusion at Martin University plans to host a health summit at the campus, focusing on the impact of lung, breast and colorectal cancer in the Black community.  

NCREI executive director Davyd Hall said there are higher rates of these three cancers among Black people than in the general population. The summit will educate participants on the signs to look for in these forms of cancers and ways they can be treated. 

There will be healthcare professionals and other organizations present during the event to give participants insight on these forms of cancer along with a chance to hear from panelists who are cancer survivors.  

Hall said the NCREI plans to have health summits every quarter, highlighting various illnesses within the Black community. A few topics the NCREI has covered at their previous health summit are lupus and sickle cell. 

This free event is open to the public and will include breakfast. It will take place Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fr. Boniface Hardin Gathertorium inside of the university. Those that are interested are invited to register here.

Contact staff writer Timoria Cunningham at 317-762-7854 or timoriac@indyrecorder.com. Follow her on Twitter @_timoriac.  

Note: This story has been updated to reflect accurate information in regard to the organization and the event.

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