Mayor Chuck Bennett Proclaims June 2 Cancer Survivor Day in Salem
Cancer Survivors to Be Honored at American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Event at Willamette Valley Vineyards
SALEM, Ore.—Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and a bipartisan group of state lawmakers will honor and recognize local cancer survivors on Thursday, June 6. At a special event, Mayor Bennett will issue a proclamation for Cancer Survivor Day in Salem to coincide with the 32nd annual National Cancer Survivor Day on Sunday, June 2.
"A Toast to Survivors" will be held at Willamette Valley Vineyards from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 6. Tickets are limited and can be purchased for $30 per person or $50 for a pair. To purchase tickets or learn more, visit www.fightcancer.org/events/toast-survivors. Local leaders and elected officials including Mayor Bennett, Dr. Bud Pierce, State Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, and State Reps. Andrea Salinas, Denyc Boles and Brian Clem will join ACS CAN to honor cancer survivors and celebrate the many public policy victories in Oregon that have helped increase cancer survivorship.
"We’re making such great progress in fighting cancer and today, there are more cancer survivors than ever before," said Kathy Ottele, Salem resident and state lead volunteer advocate for ACS CAN in Oregon. "As a cancer survivor myself, I am proud to work with our elected officials to pass effective public policy that helps fight cancer both here in Oregon and across the country, and I am grateful for the mayor's proclamation to celebrate the success of our work and honor the many cancer survivors in our community."
This year, roughly 23,300 Oregonians will be diagnosed with cancer. Nationwide, more than 15.5 million people are living as cancer survivors. To learn more about ACS CAN and our policy work in Oregon, visit www.fightcancer.org/states/oregon.
About ACS CAN
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is making cancer a top priority for public officials and candidates at the federal, state and local levels. ACS CAN empowers advocates across the country to make their voices heard and influence evidence-based public policy change as well as legislative and regulatory solutions that will reduce the cancer burden. As the American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN is critical to the fight for a world without cancer. For more information, visit www.fightcancer.org