The mission of United Colors of Cancer is to increase the number of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) cancer survivors, and to find a cure. We are not disease specific. Our aim is to engage the entire cancer space in pursuit of better health outcomes, and to provide a central platform for all cancer organizations, around the world, to connect and collaborate.

Across all types of cancer, race matters. About 224,080 new cancer cases and 73,680 cancer deaths are expected among Black people in 2022. Black people have the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial/ethnic group in the US for most cancers. Latinx people are the second least likely to be diagnosed with cancer, but cancer is a leading cause of death among Latinx people. SOURCES: cancer.org | letsfcancer.org  

Our Origin Story


Bikira Radcliffe

Bikira Radcliffe is a 10-year metastatic thyroid cancer survivor, wife, mother, an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and the founder of United Colors of Cancer with a mission to advocate for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) cancer community.

Raelyn Holmes

Raelyn Holmes is a mother, student of life, and professional in the aerospace industry. She is an active life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Tuskegee Alumni association, Church Servant, Girl Scout Troop Leader and participant with other community initiatives.

Rosemary Malone

After forty-five years at the Maryland Dept. of Human Services, Rosemary retired as the Executive Director of the Family Investment Administration. A graduate of Eckerd College, Rosemary is an expert in program management, research, analysis, and planning.

Cynthia Carpenter

Cynthia Carpenter is a wife, mother, and grandmother. Cynthia provided service to the community, working 38 years at the Maryland Department of Human Services, retiring as the Director of the Maryland State Review Team. Cynthia has considerable experience in policy, training, program development, and implementation.

B. Francis Clark

B. Clark is an entrepreneur, real estate agent, and founder of RECOLLECT / Media. Bernard graduated from Berkeley/UCLA, and has worked with HBO, Warner Bros., and the Academy (AMPAS), among others. Bernard was Editor of Save the Date Magazine, Senior Creative for APPLE, and Program Director for the original Blacks In Technology summit.

Sonia Legg

Sonia Legg is a certified Business Planner, Coach, and Teacher. She has an MA in Educational Leadership, and has been in education for 23 years. She is the founder of JODE, Inc., and is active in her community, serving New Psalmist Baptist Church as a member of the Diaconate, and leader of the Kingdom Kids Discipleship Class.

The Mosaic Conference

The Mosaic Conference is open to the entire cancer community.

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