September 27, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lisa Berry Edwards
WASHINGTON, September 26, 2019–The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program® this week held its 27th annual Action for Cancer Awareness Awards luncheon at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
The Program’s signature event draws a bipartisan, bicameral audience of members of Congress and their spouses, as well as leaders in the cancer prevention community, to recognize the outstanding contributions of those using their platforms to educate the public about cancer prevention and early detection. Investigation Discovery’s Paula Zahn served as the master of ceremonies.
“Cancer affects us all, regardless of gender, race, socioeconomic status or political party,” said Lisa McGovern, Executive Director of the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program®. “This program allows us to put aside any political differences and focus on a common goal—educating the public on cancer prevention and early detection to save lives. On this day in particular, partisanship is left at the door, and we come together to honor these amazing people who work tirelessly to help their communities and renew our collective commitment to work together to stop cancer before it starts.”
This year’s event honored U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; actor/producer and founder of the Dempsey Center, Patrick Dempsey; and congressional spouses LeeAnn Johnson of Ohio and Amanda Soto of Florida.
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 organization 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. For more information, visit www.preventcancer.org.