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American Cancer Society honors local volunteers with its President's Award

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  • (l to r): K. Thomas Robbins, M.D., president of the American Cancer Society's Illinois Division;  Danny Serio;  Gary Reedy, chairman of the board, American Cancer Society Inc.

      (l to r): K. Thomas Robbins, M.D., president of the American Cancer Society's Illinois Division; Danny Serio; Gary Reedy, chairman of the board, American Cancer Society Inc.
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Amy Jo Steinbruecker

The American Cancer Society awarded its prestigious President's Award for Obesity Prevention to the local volunteers who spearheaded the Northwest Suburban region's Eating Well Series campaign, at the Society's recent statewide volunteer conference in Chicago.

With the President's Award, the American Cancer Society honors the state's top volunteers who lead the fight against cancer by spearheading activities that directly impact the disease.

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The Eating Well Series, designed and delivered by a volunteer group of dieticians, nutritionists, nurses and chefs, included nutrition guidelines, cooking tips, simple recipes and tasty samples. The information reached more than 1,000 people at various community restaurants, markets and Relay For Life events.

"Because of the Eating Well Series, the American Cancer Society can continue to further its mission to finish the fight against cancer," said K. Thomas Robbins, M.D., president of the American Cancer Society's Illinois Division. "Our army of volunteers leads our fight against cancer, and we honor them with this award for the life-saving work they pursue with passion and commitment."

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