If interested in partnering with the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care or want more information regarding our partnerships please contact:

Ettice Womble, M.S.
Community Relations

Brother to Brother

Changing attitudes about prostate cancer

Brother to BrotherFounded in partnership with several Harlem community members, Brother to Brother is a support and outreach program for African American men with prostate cancer. Run by the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care, the group meets during the last week of every month and provides a safe and welcoming environment where members can share their experiences.

The Institute of Family Health

Fighting cancer through prevention and screening

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The Center partners with the Institute of Family Health (IFH) to conduct risk reduction education and inform patients about their cancer screening options. Our Community Outreach Navigator speaks to IFH patients about colon and lung cancer screening and general wellness, and helps schedule appointments at the Center.


Our Complete List of Partners

Education, Arts and Cultural Institutions

  • Apollo Theater*
  • Harlem Jazz Enterprises / The Cecil and Minton’s
  • Harlem Library (New York Public Library)
  • Dance Theatre of Harlem
  • Mid-Manhattan Adult Learning Center
  • Manhattan-Staten Island NYS Area Education Center System*
  • Vaughn College

Cancer Related Support Organizations

  • American Cancer Society*
  • Brother to Brother Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group*
  • CancerCare*
  • Careers and Cancer*
  • Gilda’s Club New York City*
  • Moving for Life*
  • Malecare.org
  • Shades of a Cure
  • SHARE: for women facing breast and ovarian cancers*

Community Social Service Organizations

  • African Services Committee
  • Andrew Jackson Senior Center*
  • Antlers Apartments, Senior Citizens Program
  • Association of Black Social Workers*
  • Bonifacio Cora Texidor Apartments, Senior Citizens Program
  • BronxWorks, Senior Centers
  • Casabe Senior Center*
  • CHSCC/Beatrice Lewis Senior Center*
  • Central Harlem Health Revival*
  • Central Harlem Senior Citizens Centers
  • City Bar Justice Center
  • East Harlem Council for Human Resources Services-Senior Nutrition Program*
  • Food Bank for New York City
  • Dress for Success
  • Harlem Children’s Zone –Healthy Harlem*
  • Harlem Children’s Zone –Community Pride*
  • Harlem Children’s Zone – St Nicholas Partnership*
  • Harlem Children’s Zone – St. Nicholas Community Advisory*
  • Harlem Grown
  • Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E.*
  • Harlem United*
  • HANAC*
  • Harlem Advocates for Seniors*
  • Harlem YMCA
  • Hispanic Federation
  • Jacob A. Riis Senior Center*
  • Jericho Project
  • Manhattanville Senior Center*
  • Mixteca Organization, Inc.
  • Northern Manhattan Prenatal Partnership Program*
  • New York Legal Assistance Group*
  • P.S. 182
  • Pelham Fritz Recreation Center*
  • Presbyterian Senior Services*
  • Project Renewal
  • Puerto Rican Family Institute
  • SCAN LaGuardia Memorial House
  • Strive International*
  • The Relief Bus
  • Unidad de Voluntarios para la Educación para Adultos
  • Union Settlement Association, Senior Services
  • Victory One, Senior Citizens Program
  • West 118th Street Cultural Association
  • West Side Campaign Against Hunger
  • Wilson Major Morris Community Center
  • Women Impacting the Next Generation of Sisters
  • (W.I.N.G.S)
  • YAI Network

Community Development Organizations

  • Abyssinian Development Corporation
  • Bethany Development Corporation
  • East Harlem Community Alliance*
  • East Harlem Community Alliance SERVE Committee*
  • East Harlem Talent Network Partners*
  • Hope Center Development Corporation
  • Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce*
  • Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
  • NAACP*
  • New East Harlem Merchants Association- Uptown Grand Central*
  • Promote East Harlem Committee*
  • West Harlem Assistance Group*

Elected Officials/Government Agencies

  • Community Board No. 9 Manhattan, Senior Issues Committee
  • Consulate of Colombia
  • Consulate of Ecuador
  • Consulate of El Salvador
  • Consulate of Guatemala
  • Consulate of Mexico
  • Grow NYC Fresh Food Box*
  • State Assembly Member Keith Wright
  • State Assembly Member Robert J. Rodriguez
  • Manhattan Community Board 10
  • NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, East and Central Harlem District Public Health Office*
  • NYC Housing Authority*
  • NYC Parks, Shape Up NYC*
  • NYC Parks, Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center
  • NYC City Council Member Mark Levine –Health Committee
  • NYC Council Member Bill Perkins*
  • NYS Department of Homeland Security*
  • Police Service Area #5 Community Council*
  • State Senator Brain Benjamin –Seniors Task Force*

Faith-based Organizations

  • Canaan Baptist Church
  • Dabar Cares*
  • Greater Calvary Baptist*
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
  • Church of St. Charles Borromeo
  • First Corinthian Baptist Church
  • Grace Gospel Chapel
  • Greater Refuge Temple*
  • Kelly Temple Church of God in Christ*
  • Harlem Healers*
  • Life Changers Church and the American Italian Cancer Foundation*
  • Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Masjid Aqsa Mosque
  • New York United Sabbath-Day Adventist Church
  • Paradise Baptist Church
  • Riverside Church*
  • The United Methodist Church


  • Citizens Committee of NY*
  • HealthFirst*
  • MetroPlus*
  • Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation


  • Marcus Samuelsson Group, Red Rooster
  • Skanska
  • Tokio Marine Management

Medical Institutions and Community Health Organizations

  • Bailey House*
  • BlackHealthMatters.com*
  • Boriken Neighborhood Health Center*
  • Breast Examination Center of Harlem*
  • Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
  • CCNY-MSKCC Partnership for Cancer Research, Training and Community Outreach Partnership Community Outreach Research and Education (PCORE)*
  • Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
  • City College of New York, Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education Mini Medical School*
  • Columbia Student Medical Outreach
  • Columbia-Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership
  • Communities of Harlem Health Revival*
  • COPE -Hep C University*
  • Dr. Gerald Hoke – Mount Sinai Hospital*
  • Dr. Jason Ogiste – Madison Avenue Physicians*
  • East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence
  • Elmhurst Hospital Center
  • EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care – Harlem
  • Foot Center of New York
  • Harlem Health Promotion Center
  • Harlem United*
  • Helene Fuld College of Nursing
  • Heritage Healthcare
  • The Institute of Family Health
  • Gouverneur Healthcare Services
  • Lesbian Cancer Initiative, The Center
  • Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center*
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center – BLAM*
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Immigrant Health & Cancer Disparities Service
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Partnership Community Outreach Program, (CCNY-MSKCC Partnership)*
  • Metropolitan Hospital*
  • National Black Leadership Committee on AIDS
  • NewYork-Presbyterian, Community Health Development & Research
  • NewYork-Presbyterian, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • New York City Free Clinic
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • NYU Lutheran Medical Center
  • Open Door Family Medical Centers
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Queens Medical Center
  • Ryan-Nena Community Health Center
  • Ryan Adair Community Health Center*
  • St. Luke’s Continuum Healthcare
  • SUNY College of Optometry*
  • The Actors Fund, Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic
  • Urban Health Plan
  • VillageCare
  • Walton Family Health Center
  • Weill Cornell Community Clinic
  • Walk with a Future DOC*

Social Organizations

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • NY Coalition of 100 Black Women*
  • One Hundred Black Men, Inc.


  • 1199SEIU
  • New York Hotel Trades Council*

An asterisk denotes organizations that the Center has partnered with in 2017 and 2018.