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Southern Denton County’s state senator receives award from American Cancer Society

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Senator Jane Nelson

Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, recently received the Advocacy in Action Award from the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, according to a news release.

The award was presented to Nelson in recognition of her work and support of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

“I am proud of this organization and its important mission of supporting cancer victims and their families, and for their efforts to eradicate this terrible disease,” Nelson said in a prepared statement. “As a former volunteer for this organization, I am honored to receive this award and look forward to continuing our fight against cancer.”

American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network focuses on cancer prevention, seeking new treatments and ensuring all Americans have access to quality medical care. They also work to improve the quality of life of those who have been affected by cancer, both during and after treatment.

Nelson authored the legislation creating the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas. This is the fifth time she has received the Advocacy in Action Award from the American Cancer Society.

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