The American Association for Cancer Research and its CEO, Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), received the CommunityCaring Award from the William S. Graham Foundation for Melanoma Research, Inc., (The "Billy Foundation") for "going above and beyond" what other organizations have done to help educate the public and survivors about cancer. Through its educational programs, the AACR has raised public awareness about the importance of prevention and early detection of melanoma. About 54,200 new cases of malignant melanoma will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year; about 7,600 people will die of this disease.
The award was presented to Dr. Foti on Saturday, November 8, 2003, at the Foundation's 5th Annual "SunSafe Moonlit Night Gala," held at the Pan Pacific Hotel in San Francisco, Calif.
"We are very pleased that Dr. Foti is the 2003 recipient of this award for the role she and the AACR played in promoting the public awareness programs of the 'Billy Foundation' through their Annual Meetings and Public Forums, and their assistance in the early detection of melanoma via their hosting of the Foundation's Mole Patrol/free skin cancer screenings," said Karen L. Graham, chair and president of the William S. Graham Foundation for Melanoma Research, Inc.
"Together with all of this, the AACR's Scientist?Survivor Program has hosted the 'Billy Foundation' for the past several years, thus allowing the ongoing training of the Foundation, and enabling us to bring back to our constituents the cutting edge information on cancer research."
Added Dr. Foti: "The AACR is deeply committed to the goals and objectives of the 'Billy Foundation,' and together we will succeed in our fight against this disease. This special honor must be shared with the extraordinary colleagues with whom I have had the pleasure to work through the years."
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