Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack Recieves California Cancer Advocacy Award
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will pay tribute to United States Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack on Saturday, March 7 with the ACS CAN California Advocacy Leadership Award. This is the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s highest award given to California elected officials who have demonstrated outstanding legislative leadership in the fight against cancer.
Congresswoman Bono Mack of the 45th Congressional District has been a leader in Congress on health issues, particularly as a leader in supporting access to healthcare, including cancer prevention, early detection, and adequate treatment.
The ceremony will be held at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with wine, hors d’oeuvres and an award reception. The event is co-chaired by longtime Society volunteers Sally West Brooks, past national chairman of the board of the American Cancer Society, and Marvin Brooks, MD of Palm Springs. The event will benefit the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.
“We are very pleased to be able to present the California Advocacy Leadership Award to Congresswoman Bono Mack, who has been a leader in the fight against cancer,” said Sally West Brooks, who has worked closely with the representative on various legislation.
Reservations are required and may be made by calling the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network at (760) 340-1597, or online at www.acscan.org/bonomack. Contributions will be accepted at the event. Suggested minimum contribution is $100 per person. Guests who are not able to attend but wish to make a donation may make checks payable to ACS CAN, and send to 73-161 Fred Waring Dr., Ste. 100, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Contributions or gifts to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc. are not deductible as charitable contributions for tax purposes; they support citizen-based advocacy and lobbying efforts.
ACS CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority. ACS CAN gives ordinary people extraordinary power to fight cancer with the training and tools they need to make their voices heard. For more information, visit www.acscan.org.
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