This year has been a year of many challenges. As a nation and as a community, we’ve faced crisis, hardship, sickness, and a call for change.
The current climate and the issues of systemic injustice have a direct impact on our work at Little Red Door. Diversity is one of our core values; inclusion and equity are critical to our mission.
We represent the thousands of Hoosiers who live with, through and beyond a cancer diagnosis. Cancer is already a tremendous battle—and for Black Americans with cancer, it can be even more difficult. Black communities and other populations diversely impacted by cancer experience greater obstacles to cancer prevention, detection, treatment and survival. The color of their skin should not be a disadvantage in the fight against cancer.
These issues continue to guide us in our initiatives as an agency—from providing rides to treatment locally to providing free cancer services and navigation for those who are underserved and uninsured.
We will continue to listen, learn and act. We support our Black colleagues—survivors, caregivers, providers, staff and advocates, and we’re proud to work with volunteers, staff and board members who are committed to diversity, inclusion and equity.