First published in the Huffington Post

TV inspiration Yvette Bowser has joined the board of the Next Generation Choices Foundation (“Less Cancer”)

As founder of Less Cancer, I am very excited to have Yvette join our board. She is a trailblazing TV producer and writer who will lend her unique perspective, talent, and energy to our board.

Less Cancer was founded in 2004; we are recognized for our efforts in state capitals and on Capitol Hill for educating legislators and the public about the causes of – and precautions against – the 50 percent of cancers that are preventable. As an organization, Less Cancer has been the driving force behind the founding and initiating of National Cancer Prevention Day and the bipartisan United States Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus. National Cancer Prevention Day events will be streamed live globally and will offer continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, and public health professionals.

Yvette has long been a supporter of Less Cancer’s work; she is selfless when it comes to working on behalf of the Less Cancer mission. I first met Yvette after her son Drew’s baseball team, in the Encino Little League in Los Angeles, California, raised money for Less Cancer in memory of Yvette’s mother who died from anaplastic thyroid cancer.

Yvette founded Sister Lee Productions, which produced shows such as Living Single, For Your Love and Half & Half. She is currently the executive producer/showrunner for the upcoming Netflix series Dear White People (a socio-political satire based on the 2014 film of the same name). Bowser was a consulting producer on Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated Blackish.

“I am truly looking forward to diving in and supporting the work of Less Cancer. I’d love to play even a small role in ending preventable cancers by helping raise awareness, educate the public and shape policies that will save lives and reduce the emotional and economic burden on families and society as a whole,” Bowser said.

Yvette joins the Less Cancer board which includes Thomas M. Sherman, MD, chairman; (myself) Bill Couzens, founder and president; Greg Lam, vice president; KC Graham, treasurer; Veronique Pittman, Miles O’Brien, David MacDonald, Larry Fisher, Robert Billot, Donna Eacho, Natalia (Ali) Pejacsevich and Maryann Donovan, PhD, MPH.