Iowa State Lead Ambassador

Morgan Newman, MSWMorgan Newman Iowa State Lead Ambassador

Morgan Newman is a social worker, an Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer survivor, and an award-winning
patient advocate. After enduring metastatic and recurrent cervical cancer at the age of 24, Morgan wanted to make
her survivorship count. She stumbled upon the Cervivor organization - a nonprofit dedicated to global cervical cancer advocacy and became a Cervivor Ambassador in 2017. Morgan has spent her time speaking on panels, lobbying at Capitol Hill, and building partnerships within her community including the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), Above and Beyond Cancer, and the planning committee for Bras for the Cause Madison County. In addition to her role as the Community Engagement Liaison at Cervivor, she serves as a Board of Directors member for Above and Beyond Cancer, and the Iowa State Lead Ambassador for ACS CAN.

Why are you a cancer advocate?

I am a cancer advocate so no one has to endure what I have and continue to go through. Cancer doesn't stop with treatment, it is a lifelong experience.

What is something unique about you or your state that you would like to share?

We are known for our "Iowa Nice" ways but we are falling behind in cancer prevention. Did you know that Iowa is still the 2nd highest and fastest-growing in new cancer rates in the United States?!

What is your proudest accomplishment as an ACS CAN volunteer?

My proudest accomplishment is being a part of a strong advocacy team that worked tirelessly to pass the
Gail Orcutt Radon School Safety Act. This process was emotional yet so meaningful and we are proud to carry on
Gail's legacy in preventing cancer in fellow Iowans. 


Want to join me in the fight against cancer? Fill out this form to sign up to be an ACS CAN volunteer in Iowa.