In an effort to broaden their commitment to cancer care equality, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center launched a “Game Changer” outreach vehicle with a focus on prevention. The Game Changer vehicle will provide cancer screenings, information, and education on the importance of early cancer detection to communities that have become disenfranchised from the formal healthcare system.
“This Game Changer vehicle is the physical representation of Sylvester’s ongoing work to be at the forefront of action and advocacy for improving the health of South Florida,” said Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate director of Sylvester and leader of the Game Changer project. “We are excited to partner with many other wonderful organizations and people like Peter Tunney, who are committed to using their voice and talent to move the dial on health disparities.”
Using images from Sylvester’s history and mission, Tunney has created an original piece of art that will not only be wrapped on the vehicle, but also be on sale at the event. He says “Sylvester’s work is not only groundbreaking, but game changing, which is why we created the Game Changer piece. Hopefully, by wrapping the vehicle with this message, the importance of early detection and cancer screenings will reach all communities in South Florida.”
The vehicle will be deployed to four communities in its inaugural year – Little Haiti, Liberty City, South Dade and the LGBTQ population, who experience excess cancer incidence and mortality rates. In honor of Peter Tunney’s ‘Game Changer’, which has been donated to the Sylvester Center and used to wrap the vehicle itself, Tunney hosted a private event to unveil the vehicle at his gallery inside the Wynwood Walls. #PeterTunneyArt @SylvesterCancer