What We Do

What We Do

The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program offers a variety of informational events, resources and materials.  The Program invites its members to work within their respective constituencies to educate the public about the message of healthy living, cancer prevention and early detection. Congressional Families’ two cornerstones of the program are the annual Action for Cancer Awareness Luncheon and Educational Events along with numerous other opportunities to get involved, educate and impact each members’ communities.

Action for Cancer Awareness Awards
Each fall, the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program hosts its annual Action for Cancer Awareness Awards Luncheon. This event recognizes the activities of Congressional spouses, Members of Congress, the press and community advocates for their outstanding work to educate the public about cancer prevention and early detection.

Educational Events
The Program regularly hosts seminars and events, bringing together members, health professionals and medical experts; creating dialogue and equipping members with tools to bring the message of cancer prevention and detection back to their communities.

Submit Op-eds to Your Local Paper
Congressional Families offers members monthly templates for op-eds to publish in your local paper.

Share Your Ideas
Some of our best ideas come from you! If you have an idea or an event you would like to share please contact Lisa McGovern.