Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host its Eighth Annual Black History Celebration on Friday, Feb. 13 in the Medical Center Auditorium, 621 Tenth St., Niagara Falls.
A presentation by Memorial and the Roswell Park Office of Cancer Disparities will begin at 10:30 a.m. Along with the presentation, cancer screenings and wellness information will be provided.
Keynote speaker Willie Underwood III, MD, MS, MPH, will address the event's theme, "Overcoming Health Disparities," during an 11:30 a.m. luncheon program. Dr. Underwood is an associate professor in the Department of Urology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
The celebration will include special community service recognition to the Rev. Glen Raybon and Ms. Lexie Sanders.
Raybon is the retired pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Niagara Falls, where he served for 56 years. He led many efforts to advance civil rights during the 1960s and has been noted for his strong community activism.
Ms. Sanders has been the longtime driving force behind the LaSalle Educational Club, an organization that has awarded hundreds of scholarships to college bound students in the Niagara Falls area over the past several decades.
Musical selections will be performed by students from Niagara Street School and the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Gospel Chorus.
The program is free to the public with free parking will available in the medical center's covered parking ramp. For more information on the Black History Celebration, call (716) 285-2382.