Bill Couzens, like so many, has also been touched by cancer; having lost family members and close friends who suffered from the disease. Previous to the founding of Less Cancer, Couzens was a co-founder of a fund that actually provided free mammograms, five years later he realized this effort was not enough. Couzens, set the goal to go beyond the medical model of “break-and fix”.
Couzens, is the founder of National Cancer Prevention Day, February 4th. 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.
National Cancer Prevention Day recognizes everyone who has been touched by cancer either directly or indirectly. The resolution was introduced by Congressman Steve Israel, Co-Chairman of the House Cancer Caucus, the resolution had 25 co-sponsors.
Bill Couzens credits the success of Next Generation Choices Foundation and the Less Cancer campaign to the organization’s board of directors.
Couzens says, “we have been very fortunate to have a board of directors that are experts in science, medicine, law, finance, environment and communications.”