Statement on the Death of Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez’s Father

November 9, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, FL – November 9, 2020 – A statement from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) following the passing of Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez’s father, Victor C. Sanchez, from brain cancer.

“We send our deepest condolences to the Lieutenant Governor and her family as they mourn the loss of a beloved father, grandfather and husband. Losing a loved one to cancer is a familiar hardship for too many families across the nation.

“This year, an estimated 1.8 million Americans, including more than 150,500 Floridians, will be diagnosed with cancer. On behalf of Victor and all families touched by cancer, we will continue to support research that leads to new treatments and therapies and work with lawmakers here in the state and at the federal level to enact life-saving legislation that will move us closer to a world without cancer.”

Una declaración de la Red de Acción contra el Cáncer de la Sociedad Estadounidense del Cáncer (ACS CAN) tras el fallecimiento del padre de la vicegobernadora Jeanette Nuñez, Víctor C. Sánchez, de cáncer cerebral.

“Enviamos nuestro más sentido pésame a la vicegobernadora y su familia mientras lamentan la pérdida de un amado padre, abuelo y esposo. Perder a un ser querido a causa del cáncer es una dificultad familiar para muchas familias en todo el país.

“Este año, se estima que 1.8 millones de estadounidenses, incluidos más de 150,500 floridanos, serán diagnosticados con cáncer. En nombre de Víctor y de todas las familias afectadas por el cáncer, continuaremos apoyando la investigación que conduce a nuevos tratamientos y terapias y trabajaremos con los legisladores aquí en el estado y a nivel federal para promulgar una legislación que salve vidas y que nos acerque a un mundo sin cáncer ".



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

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