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Tennessee Joins the Celebration on the Hill 2006

  Celebration on the Hill Main Stage
  Celebration on the Hill Main Stage
  Tennessee State of Research Banner
  Tennessee State of Research Banner
  VICC's Wasif Khan, Cindy Tinker & Sheila Bates
  VICC's Wasif Khan, Cindy Tinker & Sheila Bates at Celebration on the Hill

Nearly 10,000 cancer patients, survivors and their families from every Congressional district in the country gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in September for Celebration on the Hill 2006, a day-long nationwide grassroots event celebrating cancer survivorship and empowering cancer advocates to push for laws that will help fight the disease.

Celebration Ambassadors were specially selected to carry the message to lawmakers that government plays a critical role in the fight against cancer. VICC staff members Cindy Tinker, Wasif Khan and Sheila Bates were members of the Tennessee delegation. In all, nearly 4,000 Ambassadors from every Congressional district in the country met with lawmakers.

Celebration on the Hill, sponsored by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN), called nationwide attention to the critical need for government support of cancer research and lifesaving cancer prevention and early detection programs.

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