Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) was awarded the "Public Policy Award for Research" from the Cancer Support Community (CSC) for his work and advocacy on cancer and cancer treatment issues in Congress. The Seventh District lawmaker received the award last week at the launch of the CSC's Cancer Policy Institute in Washington, DC.
"I am honored to accept the Cancer Support Community's Public Policy Award for Research and applaud the important work they do on behalf of cancer patients and their families," said Lance upon receiving the award.
Cancer Support Community President Kim Thiboldeaux praised Lance for, " his leadership and support in our shared interest to make a positive impact in the lives of cancer patients and their loved ones."
"We are so grateful to have the strong support of Congressman Lance and his unwavering commitment. His leadership has been inspirational as we embark on this new initiative to advance our mission to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community," said Thiboldeaux.
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is the largest, professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide. In 2012, CSC provided more than $40 million in services, such as support groups, educational workshops, exercise programs and social activities, to cancer patients and their families. For more information visit www.cancersupportcommunity.org.
Cancer care remains a significant priority for Congressman Lance in Congress. Lance announced the reintroduction of the "Breast Cancer Patient Education Act' at The Steeplechase Cancer Center at Somerset Medical Center last month to help educate women about breast reconstruction and care options following cancer treatments.