Seven individuals and two organizations received awards recognizing their passion and leadership in cancer control on Monday, Nov. 6 at the Nevada Cancer Control Summit Awards Luncheon. Awardees included an oncology nurse, a breast surgeon, a cancer advocate, and more.
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Team NCC, along with several partners from the state’s cancer control programs, recently returned from the National CDC Cancer Conference in Atlanta with a ton of notes, some fresh ideas, and great insights into what other states are working on in cancer control.
The CDC only hosts this conference once every five years, so they pack a plethora of speakers and sessions into just a few days. Being the strategic team that we are, we split up as much as possible and were able to attend many of the sessions. Here are some of the key takeaways we have from the conference:
In 2013 Nevada was the fourth state in the nation to prohibit minors under 18 from using indoor tanning devices. NRS 597 outlines the law's key requirements, which include posting both notices and warnings about the risks of indoor tanning, requiring customers to sign a form acknowledging the risks of indoor tanning, and as mentioned, prohibiting minors from using the devices. It was a victory for NCC and other cancer control partners and numerous legislative sessions working to pass the law.
April is a doozy of a month when it comes to awareness and special focus weeks and days.
As we look back on 2016 please join us in celebrating the impact Nevada Cancer Coalition had on improving quality of life for all Nevadans. It was a tremendous year for us all, and we are grateful to NCC’s members, stakeholders, partners, volunteers, and funders for making this possible!
Here's a look, by the numbers, of just a few of our accomplishments:
At NCC we believe in the possibilities of preventing cancer for future generations. We believe in the power of collaboration and partnership, the integrity of science and research, and the essential right for quality in every life. Together we can improve lives and change the course of cancer for current and future generations of Nevadans.
Our Clinical Liaison project is ready to go -- as soon as we bring on someone to fill the shoes!
We've always relied on volunteers at NCC. For the first decade of our existence we were entirely volunteer-driven--a coalition of volunteer members creating the state cancer plan and developing an annual summit and coalition membership meeting.
The NCC team received a surprise visit from executives from Microsoft Reno and IQ Technology Solutions on June 23 when they stopped by to award $2,400 in funds for an IT Makeover. NCC was one of five winners in the 8th annual IT Makeover Campaign, joined by other great nonprofits including Immunize Nevada, The Empowerment Center, Urban Roots, and Sierra Nevada Journeys.
The inaugural Skin Cancer Awareness Day on the Farm, May 21 at Bill and Rocky’s Bella Vista Farm in Minden, raised $10,000 to benefit the Sun Smart Schools program in Douglas County schools. The event combined the farm’s season opening and farmer’s market with a raffle, sun safety and skin cancer prevention information and activities, and live music from All Hat No Cattle.