Faces of Faith Celebrates 2019 Class of Survivors in Roxbury

By Richard Oakley | DF/HCC Communications

Photo by TaLaya Clanton.

Photo by TaLaya Clanton.

On October 23rd, the DF/HCC Faces of Faith photo display traveled to the Dewitt Community Center in Roxbury to showcase the 16 new portraits that brought the total exhibit to over 60 survivors over the past 7 years.

“This exhibit is helping to enhance the dialogue and bring awareness that one can live a quality life as a cancer survivor,” said Karen Burns White, Deputy Associate Director for the DF/HCC Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities. "Our goal is to destigmatize the negative connotations associated with cancer”.

The exhibit, through many vivid, intimate shots of cancer survivors photographed by photographer Sam Ogden, seeks to dismantle the stigma that cancer is a disease to be ashamed of by displaying proud, vibrant subjects, all of whom are volunteers from a variety of faith-based institutions in the Greater Boston area.

“Partnering with the Dewitt Community Center,” said White, “gave us an opportunity to showcase and educate residents that screening, early detection and treatments can make a difference."

If you are interested in hosting the exhibit, please contact Karen Burns White at iecd@partners.org.