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UNITED STATES CANCER PREVENTION CAUCUS 2018-01-11T16:56:31+00:00

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Cancer Prevention Caucus

On July 28th, 2015, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) announced the formation of the bipartisan Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus. The caucus, which is the first of its kind, was formed in collaboration with Bill Couzens, Founder of National Cancer Prevention Day and the non-profit organization Next Generation Choices Foundation, widely known as Less Cancer, to expand education and awareness about cancer prevention.

“Cancer impacts nearly every American family,” said Dingell. “As we learn more about this devastating disease, we learn there are critical steps we can take every day to help people reduce their risk, and we need to ensure that message is reaching the majority of Americans. I am proud to lead the Cancer Prevention Caucus, in collaboration with Less Cancer, to help families make informed, healthful decisions that could save lives and, ultimately, bring us closer to a world where cancer is considered a preventable disease.”

“Every family has been touched by the heartbreak of cancer, including mine. We all have felt the excruciating pain that cancer brings,” said Couzens. “I am mindful of America’s many losses from cancer and the suffering that accompanies each one. Now is the time to work on stopping cancer before it starts and not only work to halt the rising incidences of cancer, but ensure cancer remains in the past for the next generation. I have much gratitude and am deeply moved by Congresswoman Dingell’s pioneering leadership and bravery in ending cancer once and for all. We are here to advance policy efforts that will boost awareness and educate Americans from coast to coast about ways to prevent destructive diseases.”

The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 1.6 million Americans will receive a cancer diagnosis this year and approximately 589,430 people will die from this devastating disease.

The Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus is designed to help stop this staggering trend by providing a bipartisan forum to engage Members of Congress, their staff, the medical community, advocacy groups, academia and the public on lifestyle and environmental factors that can reduce cancer risk. The caucus will seek to increase education and awareness and advance policy solutions that improve public health and help prevent cancer before it starts.

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#Givingtuesday – Nov 28th 2017

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Less Cancer has joined #GivingTuesday – a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.). It is timed with the commercial kick-off the holiday season and is intended to inspire people to collaborate on improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support. Please help support the continued good work of Less Cancer where education and policy work to reduce the increasing incidences of cancer.

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LET’S FIGHT CANCER WITH A FOCUS ON PREVENTION

Less Cancer’s work to raise awareness about health and environment spans a wide range of issues, including specific contaminants, pollution sources, and healthy lifestyle choices, such as diet, exercise, and nutrition. While we work to protect all communities, our approach is particularly relevant to at-risk populations, such as families and children in low-income communities. Our ultimate goal is to raise awareness of prevention and reduce incidences of diagnosed cancer in all people.
— Bill Couzens, Founder, Less Cancer

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