Educate. Advocate. Participate.
National Cancer Prevention Day, February 4th, 2012 - 2013 serves to remind people that when looking at cancer they need to look at prevention, and reducing risks for human health and the environment. The resolution, entered in the House of Representatives, states that when we work to prevent cancer risks, it impacts human health, the environment, and the economy.
Individual States are participating in places like Virginia where in 2011 State Senator Jill Vogel Introduced the resolution for Cancer Prevention Day or in Michigan where State Senator Bert Johnson Introduced the resolution for Cancer Prevention Day and New Hampshire where State Representative, Tom Sherman and State Senator Nancy Stiles worked with Governor Maggie Hassan for Cancer Prevention Day.”
Less Cancer Founder Bill Couzens said “ this is really the one “cancer” day that seemingly is not attached to big money- free of merchandise associated with tricky cancer marketing and does not involve corporations that either produce risk increasing products or are in the cancer treatment industry we keep this as clean as possible with the public interest first.”
Couzens continued – National Cancer Prevention Day is all about creating the mindful shift for “Less”. The shift on how we look at cancer will only happen if we operate in a transparent way considering all consequences relative to our choices. Not from a place of carry on until proven safe but rather a place of we will not go forward until proven safe for the environment and human health. Hopefully this is the day that reminds lawmakers and all community leaders about such pressing issues linked to cancer such as our fragile environment and human health epidemics such as childhood obesity.”
“There are far too many who have been touched by cancer, both directly or indirectly. Today, on National Cancer Prevention Day, we commit ourselves to prevention and reducing our risks as much as possible through healthy lifestyles and clean environments. Less Cancer has been a true partner in this fight, and I applaud them for that.” Conrgessman Steve Israel 2-4-2013
“For generations, Detroit’s pioneering spirit has led the nation and the work of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation and LessCancer.org is a testament to that legacy,” Senator Johnson said. “By focusing on pediatric medical education, research and cancer prevention, we can save time, resources and dollars that would otherwise go to treatments. More importantly, we can save countless families from the hardships associated with devastating illnesses, particularly cancer.” State Senator Bert Johnson, Michigan 2013.
Virginia State Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel, who introduced the resolution, later said, “It is my honor to undertake the work to establish Cancer Prevention Day in the Commonwealth. The more energy and resources that we direct toward awareness, education and prevention, the more lives we save.” 2-04-2011
Next Generation Choices Foundation Board is Chaired By Thomas M. Sherman, MD, and Board Members include Bill Couzens, Greg Lam, Ronald B. Herberman MD, Veronique Pittman, Maryann Donovan PhD, MPH, Miles O’Brien, John Couzens, Stormy Stokes Hood, KC Graham.