Kim Hall Jackson | CureTalks
Kim Hall Jackson is one of the nation's leading colon cancer advocates, and a strong voice extolling the need for cancer screenings. Kim’s Black and Blues Brunch, an annual signature colon cancer awareness event with the purpose of increasing both awareness in the African American community and the number of colorectal screenings. The information and resources provided at the Black and Blues Brunch, saw 100 people pledge to get screened for colorectal cancer in 2015 and Cancer Today magazine recognized Kim Hall Jackson for coupling her event planning prowess with her tenacity for increasing the number of cancer screenings for African-Americans. In February 2017, Kim was also featured in Health Affairs magazine, showcasing the growing number of people with chronic diseases who are returning to the workforce. Kim Hall Jackson was a member of the Community Advisory Board for Genomics in Cancer Prevention and Treatment. To continue raising awareness and increasing the number of colorectal cancer screenings, specifically in the African American community, Kim is also in the process of establishing her Colorectal Group for People of Color non-profit. The non-profit will focus on offering information, suggestions and techniques for preventive treatment, managing health and wellness after being diagnosed, and returning back to normalcy, once the battle is won. In November 2019, Mrs. Jackson was featured in the Patient Insight article by Pharmaphorum.com on Patient Insights. Kim resides in Philadelphia with her husband Jeffrey and is the proud mother of six (6) adult children and four (4) grandchildren.
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