Press Releases

The following press and media releases are for immediate release and are labeled with their respective publication dates. Questions regarding the use of campaign media materials should be directed toward the Coalition Media Director and Press Officer.

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Press Release

Publication Date: 
January 3, 2017

Press Release:

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and American Samoa Community Cancer Coalition wants you to join our mission to help the people of American Samoa fight cancer.

American Samoa Community Cancer Coalition Publishes Loretta Talolo's Survivor Story Online

Publication Date: 
August 3, 2009

Cancer is often referred to as a ‘disease of old age’ because it primarily develops during the 40’s and 50’s and becomes symptomatic in the 60’s and 70’s.  However, cancer is also known as the ‘disease that does not discriminate’. It can develop at any age, despite race, ethnicity, social or economic status.

Loretta Talolo was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year at the age of 29.

Kick-off for new radio drama "Tasi le Ola"

Publication Date: 
May 22, 2009

The American Samoa Community Cancer Coalition (ASCCC) is hosting an outdoor kick-off event — “Tasi le Ola” — for women this Saturday, May 23, at Utulei, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

ASCCC, a non-profit, non-governmental, community-based organization, was funded by the Pacific Center of Excellence for Eliminating Disparities (PCEED) Legacy grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop an innovative 5-episode radio drama focusing on breast cancer prevention and education for women over the age of 40 years old.

The radio drama “Tasi le Ola” (One life) encourages women to make their health their priority by following fictional characters who overcome realistic health challenges.

Governor Togiola Proclaims June National Cancer Survivor's Month

Publication Date: 
June 01, 2008

Governor Togiola Tulafono has proclaimed the month of June 2008 as National Cancer Survivors Month in American Samoa, and encourages all residents of the territory to wear a yellow ribbon as a symbol of “our common commitment to honor those who have survived, as well as those who have lost their battle to cancer.”

The Governor said, “By working together to raise awareness of the devastating effects of cancer, we can make a positive difference for families, patients, and survivors in the future.”

Cancer is the second leading cause of death by disease in American Samoa, and the number of people diagnosed with cancer continues to increase both locally and in the United States.