September 28, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2017
WASHINGTON– The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program honored The Washington Post’s Laurie McGinley, sunscreen company Sun Bum®, and congressional spouses Sarah Hospodor-Pallone and Marie Royce at the 25th Annual Action for Cancer Awareness Awards luncheon yesterday at the Library of Congress.
The Program’s signature event attracts a bipartisan, bicameral audience of Members of Congress and spouses, diplomats and leaders in the cancer prevention community. Investigation Discovery Channel’s Paula Zahn served as the master of ceremonies.
“This year’s award recipients exemplify our program’s mission to educate the public about cancer prevention through knowledge, inspiration and action,” said Congressional Families Executive Director Lisa McGovern. “As we celebrate 25 years of the awards, not only do we recognize traditional outreach, but we honor individuals and organizations who are finding innovative new ways to educate the public about cancer prevention and early detection.”
This year’s honorees for the Action for Cancer Awareness Awards:
Top Row: Drake Rinks, Katie Posey, Patricia Garamendi, Kasey Crowley, Jennifer Messer, Paula Zahn, Lisa McGovern
Bottom Row: Tom Rinks, Sarah Hospodor-Pallone, Laurie McGinley, Marie Royce
Photo Credit: Joanne Amos/Reflections Photography.
About the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program
The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program began in 1991 as a partnership between the Prevent Cancer Foundation® and the Congressional Club, a bipartisan organization of spouses of Members of the House, Senate, Cabinet and Supreme Court. Spouses active in the Program share an interest in advancing cancer prevention and early detection programs and education. For more information, visit www.congressionalfamilies.org
About the Prevent Cancer Foundation®
The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is one of the nation’s leading voluntary health organizations and the only U.S. nonprofit focused solely on cancer prevention and early detection. Founded in 1985, it has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence and fulfills its mission through research, education, outreach and advocacy across the country. For more information, visit www.preventcancer.org.