UConn Health and the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center are committed to the community we serve. Every year, our medical experts participate in countless lectures and screenings to help educate people about new advances in cancer prevention, early detection, and state-of-the-art treatments.

Raising Awareness

We proudly participate in events to raise both awareness and vital funds for research and patient care. Other events that the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center participates in every year include:

Partnering with Volunteers

Working with the UConn Foundation and our tireless, dedicated volunteers, the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center receives strong philanthropic support from the UConn Cancer Research Golf Tournament as well as hundreds of donations from other events and individuals every year.

Hair Salon Collaborative to Improve Breast Health

UConn Health’s Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center will collaborate with hair salons to conduct a breast education class every month in the towns of West Hartford, Hartford, East Hartford, and Bristol to reach minority women 35 years and older. During the one-hour education session, a UConn Health Cancer Center Community Health Specialist will educate women about factors that may increase and decrease the risk of developing breast cancer, the importance of mammography screening and early detection, and facilities that provide screening services. Women will also have the opportunity to ask questions related to breast health and breast cancer and provide their contact information to the Community Health Specialist to receive assistance with scheduling a mammogram through UConn Health’s Community Breast Navigation Program or to contact the Breast Nurse Navigator.

Community Collaborators

  • Z Luxury Nails in West Hartford
  • Indigo Hair Innovations in West Hartford
  • Lorie’s African Hair Braiding in Hartford
  • Salon 555 in Hartford
2017 Greater Hartford Race for the Cure A team of 15 members represented UConn Health at last Saturday's 2017 Greater Hartford Race for the Cure. Among the team members was survivor Mandy Simjian with her family. Mandy's son Griffin won the award for best youth t-shirt design.