Prevent Cancer Foundation Honors Members of Congress for Cancer Prevention Efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 19, 2010 (updated June 8, 2010)

MEDIA CONTACT:
Tracey Young
(703) 837-3687
tracey.young@preventcancer.org

ALEXANDRIA, VA — As part of its 25th Anniversary celebration, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has recognized 33 members of Congress as Prevention Champions for their outstanding work in cancer prevention. The Award recognizes lawmakers for their consistent and steadfast leadership in support for cancer research access, primary prevention and awareness.

“The Prevent Cancer Foundation has been privileged to work with many champions on Capitol Hill to further policy that supports cancer prevention, research and screening,” said Lisa Hughes senior director, Policy and Advocacy for the Foundation. “As the Foundation moves into its next 25 years, we look forward to continued relationships with these honorees.”

The 25th Anniversary Prevention Champions

  • Senator Sherrod Brown
  • Senator Sam Brownback
  • Senator Mike Crapo
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein
  • Senator Tom Harkin
  • Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
  • Senator Tim Johnson
  • Senator Pat Leahy
  • Senator Barbara Mikulski
  • Senator Arlen Specter
  • Congressman Spencer Bachus
  • Congressman Joe Barton
  • Congresswoman Lois Capps
  • Congressman Mike Castle
  • Congressman Joe Crowley
  • Congressswoman Kathy Dahlkemper
  • Congresswoman Diana DeGette
  • Congressman Norm Dicks
  • Congressman John Dingell (added 6/8/10)
  • Congressman Chet Edwards
  • Congresswoman Kay Granger
  • Congressman Parker Griffith
  • Congressman Ruben Hinojosa
  • Congressman Steve Israel
  • Congressman Patrick Kennedy
  • Congressman James McGovern
  • Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
  • Congresswoman Doris Matsui
  • Congressman Jim Moran
  • Congresswoman Sue Myrick
  • Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
  • Congressman John Tanner
  • Congressman Ed Whitfield

The honorees were selected on several criteria including:

  • consistent support for issues of importance in cancer prevention and overall cancer care ( areas of support may include funding, research, access, primary prevention and education)
  • survivor or caregiver that has used his/her platform to educate the public about issues in cancer prevention
  • supporter through participation in fundraising or awareness events.

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is celebrating 25 years of progress through prevention and is a catalyst for promoting cancer awareness. The Foundation provides early detection strategies, screening guidelines and ways to reduce cancer risk through healthy lifestyle choices. For more information on how to prevent cancer, go to the Foundation’s web site at www.preventcancer.org.

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About The Prevent Cancer Foundation
The Prevent Cancer Foundation was started in 1985. Today, it is one of the nation’s leading health organizations and has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence. Through healthy lifestyle choices, you can reduce your risk of breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, oral, prostate, skin and testicular cancers.
Since its inception the Prevent Cancer Foundation has provided more than $113 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education and community outreach programs across the country. The Foundation’s peer-reviewed grants have been awarded to nearly 400 scientists from more than 150 of the leading academic medical centers nationwide. This research has been pivotal in developing a body of knowledge that is the basis for important cancer prevention and early detection strategies. For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.