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By Kent Larsen

Retiring LDS Congressman Honored By American Cancer Society

WASHINGTON, DC -- Retiring congressman Matt Salmon, a Republican representing Arizona and an LDS Church member, was honored this week with the American Cancer Society's Public Policy Achievement Award. Salmon, who will be replaced in the next congress by another LDS Church member, Republican Jeff Flake, was recognized for his work and persistence in advocating clinical trials for drugs to fight cancer.

Salmon was one of seven lawmakers honored by the society this year for their efforts in fighting Cancer. Salmon is retiring this year because when elected he made a term limit promise, and therefore did not run for re-election this term.

Long known for its efforts to help the public stop smoking, the American Cancer Society is a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization that seeks to eliminate cancer. Its anti-smoking advocacy has often made it a natural ally for LDS Church members.


The American Cancer Society Announces Congressional Award Recipients
USNewswire 16Nov00 T2


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