A BIG SUCCESS! LYNCH SYNDROME PUBLIC AWARENESS DAY ON MARCH 22, 2012
Many involved with Lynch syndrome from survivors to previvors, to caretakers, to medical professionals, to researchers, institutions, elected leaders and community cancer advocates and organizations stood together to make this the biggest day ever!
Thirty-five governors of the United States recognized or proclaimed Lynch Syndrome Public Awareness Day. This was so very important as no other cancer condition is so very treatable as most the cancers of Lynch syndrome and in doing so, we believe these actions of public awareness will not only assist in decreasing the incidents of cancers in those with Lynch syndrome, but will protect families and will save lives.
Major institutions such as Sloan Kettering and Northshore Health Systems to the smaller institutions of Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sutter Health Systems in California and many others celebrated this day with public awareness programs.
Congressional Representative Ed Towns from Pennsylvania read information about Lynch syndrome into the Congressional Record, educating our elected representatives and Congressional member John Garamendi awarded Lynch Syndrome International with an award for our efforts.
Tens of thousands of brochures were distributed by volunteers working from a grass roots level, to medical providers and members of the general public. Across the nation, individuals wore blue commemorating the day as over a hundred thousand radio spots played information on Lynch syndrome and dozens of newspaper articles and internet blogs addressed Lynch syndrome.
Individual medical offices displayed posters and passed out information...it was the single most biggest day in the history of Lynch syndrome! And to its sucess, we are extremely grateful to the thousands of volunteers who stood up and made this day possible!
TOGETHER, WE CAN SAVE LIVES AND PROTECT FAMILIES FROM THE DEVASTATING CANCERS OF LYNCH SYNDROME. WE CAN AND WILL MAKE AN INCREDIBLE DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE!