American Cancer Society
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American Cancer Society Marks 100th Birthday with Call to Finish the Fight
Atlanta — April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, the American Cancer Society will celebrate 100 years of saving lives and creating a world with more birthdays. The Society is using the historic milestone as an opportunity to encourage everyone to participate in a Moment Against Silence by pledging to do one thing to help finish the fight against cancer, such as making a donation, enrolling in the research study called Cancer Prevention Study-3 to help better understand how to prevent cancer, and making healthy choices to reduce cancer risk. For details, go to cancer.org/fight.
Starting this week, and continuing for the next 100 days, the Society will feature an inspirational story each day about a cancer survivor, volunteer, researcher or others who are making noise and taking action to finish the fight. Visit 100 Stories of Hope on cancer.org/fight to read the profiles.
The following events will be open to the media:
- Research and the Fight Against Cancer: A special science symposium will take place at the Hilton Atlanta from 4 to 5 PM EDT on May 22, 2013. The program will be available via webcast. Hosted by CNN’s senior medical correspondent, Elizabeth Cohen, the session will bring together a renowned panel of experts to explore past, present and future innovations in cancer research. Panelists include Olufunmilayo I. Olapade, M.D., an international leader in breast cancer research from the University of Chicago, Graham C. Walker, Ph.D., an American Cancer Society professor and Howard Hughes Investigator from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, David F. Ransohoff, M.D., an expert in colon cancer screening from the University of North Carolina, Vincent T. DeVita, M.D., the Society’s volunteer president and an internationally recognized expert on Hodgkin disease from the Yale University School of Medicine and Otis W. Brawley, M.D., chief medical and scientific officer for the American Cancer Society.
- An evening with Quincy Jones & Friends: On Thursday, May 23, 2013, at 8:00 PM EDT at Atlanta’s historic Fox Theatre, the Society will host an evening with legendary music producer, Quincy Jones. The special benefit concert will celebrate 100 years of progress in the fight against cancer. Special guests will include James Ingram, Patti Austin, Siedah Garrett, Nikki Yanofsky and Alfredo Rodriguez. For tickets, visit FoxTheatre.org.
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