The National Call to Action on Cancer Prevention and Survivorship is an initiative set into motion by Lance Armstrong, four former attorney generals and a variety of cancer facilitators who have spearheaded a campaign to make battling cancer a national priority.
At a July 23 press conference the NCTA outlined their goals:
- Empower Health Lifestyles to Prevent Cancer
- Apply What We Know About Cancer Screening and Early Detection to All People
- Ensure that All People Can Navigate Through the Health Care System
- Provide Survivorship Care Plans and Systems of Support for All Cancer Survivors
National Call To Action brings together The Lance Armstrong Foundation, Canyon Ranch Institute and leaders of the cancer community including four former attorney generals including; Dr. Richard H Carmona, Dr. David Stacher, Dr. Joycelyn Elders and Dr. Antonia Novello–the 17th through 14th Surgeon Generals of the United States respectively.
As you may recall, in May of this year seven-time Tour de France winner and testicular cancer survivor Armstrong testified before Congress calling on Congress to renew the nation’s war on.
Founded in 1997 The Lance Armstrong Foundation unites people to fight cancer, with the belief that unity is power. The Foundation has raised over $250 in the fight against cancer and today over 60 million people wear the familiar yellow wrist band.
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The Canyon Health Institute: The Power and Possibility of a Healthy World
Located in Tucson, Arizona the Institute is a non profit health resort created by Mel and Enid Zuckerman dedicated to “supporting numerous research and development projects and offering scholarships to people at risk, they have demonstrated their commitment to improving the health and well-being of people of all ages, walks of life, and cultural backgrounds.”
The goals of the Institute:
Canyon Ranch Institute will work with its partners to help:
- Accelerate a cultural transformation to redefine individual and community health in terms of disease prevention rather than disease treatment;
- Integrate and translate innovative and evidence-based wellness best practices into the fundamental knowledge and social base of every community;
- Eliminate health disparities by ensuring that all people have the ability and opportunity to embrace a life of wellness.
The National Call To Action renews the War on Cancer which was originally begun four decades ago by President Richard M. Nixon in 1971.
It’s time to find out what you can do to promote the National Call to Action!