September 6, 2018

Rep. Mindi Messmer of New Hampshire

Mindi Messmer Awarded Less Cancer’s Elsie Hillman Speaker Award

Messmer Will Receive Award on National Cancer Prevention Day

Rye, New Hampshire — September 6, 2018 — Less Cancer is proud to award New Hampshire House Representative Mindi Messmer with the 2019 Elsie Hillman Award for her work in support cancer prevention efforts in New Hampshire and fighting for legislation, identification, and protection against environmental contamination and carcinogens. Her work led New Hampshire Health and Human Services to identify two cancer clusters that have caused skyrocketing numbers of pediatric cancer in her home state. She then served on a committee to help a multi-departmental investigation into the Coakley Landfill Superfund Site, which is now linked to the prevalence of cancer in the region.

A Tribute to Elsie’s Legacy

With over twenty years of experience in environmental research, consultation, and investigation, Mindi’s dedication to cancer prevention reflects the same passion for helping others as exhibited by our award’s namesake, the late Elsie Hillman. Mrs. Hillman’s philanthropic and humanitarian efforts span nearly the whole of her adult life, her efforts began near her adopted home of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the early 1950s. “We have a responsibility to do something” was her frequent motto, and it’s a creed that lives on in the good works of women like Mindi today.

National Cancer Prevention Day

Representative Mesmer will speak upon the reception of her award at our National Cancer Prevention Day Workshop held on February 6, 2019.


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