Philly Couple Opens First Black-Owned Cancer Support Center
Look at that black magic happening! Black history has been made as this Philadelphia couple has started the first and only black-owned cancer support center.
The Cancer Who Cares Center opened their doors in 2019 after the Harris family realized that there was no space for people dealing with the disease. The center offers a variety of resources such as mental, financial and emotional support. Marjani sadly lost her step-father to colon cancer in 2009 and Al learned his young cousin was battling brain cancer while his older cousin was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer.
In an interview The couple Marjani and Al Harris Told Becasue Of Them We Can
Cancer really hit us hard and we were looking for extra support and couldn’t find it, so we decided to create our own.
Al said, “We don’t just sit around and feel bad all day. Actually, 90% of the time that we are at a chemo appointment or at the center, we barely even talk about cancer. We believe in living your life and not letting cancer stop anything that you want to do.
The Cancer Who Cares Center is located in the Port Richmond area of Philadelphia