November 25, 2013
Department of Defense, Olympian, Journalist and Congressional Spouse Receive Awards at 21st Annual Bipartisan, Bicameral Luncheon
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November 25, 2013
(Alexandria, Va.) — The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program honored journalist Andrea Mitchell, Olympian Shannon Miller, congressional spouse Landra Reid and the Department of Defense’s Healthy Base Initiative at the annual Action for Cancer Awareness luncheon on November 19 on Capitol Hill. The program’s signature event recognizes the activities of congressional spouses, members of Congress, media representatives and other advocates for their work in cancer education, awareness and prevention. Fox News Channel’s Jennifer Griffin served as the event’s master of ceremonies.
Each of the honorees were recognized for their outstanding contributions to health and cancer prevention using their respective platforms to advance the cause. The event attracts Washington’s strongest cancer prevention advocates. This year’s attendees included numerous members of Congress including Sens. Harry Reid and Patrick Leahy, and Reps. Nancy Pelosi, John Dingell, Jim McGovern and Ander Crenshaw, to name a few. Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero attended with his wife Laura Denise; other foreign diplomatic spouses included Lady Susie Westmacott of England, Rosa Djalal of Indonesia and Laura Medina-Mora of Mexico, among numerous others.
This unique awards luncheon enjoys strong bipartisan and bicameral support. For one-hour members and spouses join together to renew the commitment to Stop Cancer Before it Starts!
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, the Senate, Cabinet and Supreme Court. Spouses active in the program share an interest in advancing cancer prevention, early detection and education. For more information, visit the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program page.
About the Prevent Cancer Foundation
The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is to save lives through cancer prevention and early detection. Founded in 1985, the Foundation has provided more than $134 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education, advocacy and community outreach nationwide. For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.