July 26, 2010
Nearly 20 years ago, I helped found the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, which is a longstanding partnership between the Prevent Cancer Foundation and the Congressional Club. As President of the Congressional Club at the time, I knew that spouses of members of Congress have a unique perspective and platform that they can use to educate people across the country about important issues like cancer prevention.
The Congressional Club and the Prevent Cancer Foundation joined together in 1991, and the partnership was characterized by instant results and organizational synergy. Harnessing our collective visibility, talents, energy, and national reach, we fought a common enemy: cancer. That fight continues to this day, and it is a fight that we are increasingly winning.
Editor’s Note: This post is part of the 25th Anniversary Testimonials Initiative.