On June 8, Associate Professor Dr. Damaris-Lois Yamoah Lang was invited to speak at the Relay for Life Cancer Awareness Fundraising Event at Hastings-On-Hudson.

Dr. LangDr. Lang, who teaches biology at Hostos and serves on the board of the Youth Council of Hastings-On-Hudson, shared her expertise on preventative and curative measures in cancer. Relay for Life, together with other cancer organizations, advocates for the fight against cancer by increasing the awareness of both preventive and curative measure to help eradicate the signaling molecules of cancer, both in our foods and environment.

Personally, cancer has touched Dr. Lang directly. Her 4-year-old nephew lost his life to a rare brain cancer. Her brother, the late boy’s father, is also engaged in the fight against cancer as a medical doctor with a Ph.D. in oncology and via the Out-Of-Zion’s Hope4Atrt program. Among her various degrees, Dr. Lang earned her Ph.D. in Biology- Neuroscience from The Graduate School, CUNY.  She encourages embracing healthy policies, lifestyles and support programs geared toward healthy choices and cleaner, toxic-free, greener environment for ourselves, our children, and future generations.

Some of those participating in the event with Dr. Lang were Dr. Elizabeth Galletta, organizer and co-chair of the Youth Council Board; Nicola Armacost, Mayor of Hastings on-Hudson; Peter Swederski, the former Mayor; and Tracy Pyper, cancer survivor and the wife of Peter Swederski.