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.
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