BOCA RATON, FL – March 3, 2020 – Maureen Mann, assistant vice president of Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute and Christine E. Lynn Women's Health & Wellness Institute, has recently been elected as vice chair of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
As assistant vice president of Lynn Cancer Institute, Ms. Mann has administrative responsibilities for the strategic and daily operations of one of the largest cancer centers in Florida.
In her role as vice chair, Ms. Mann will work with other leadership at the ACS CAN to leverage the power of government to end suffering and death from cancer. She will work with volunteers across the country to educate elected officials on important cancer-fighting policies that positively impact legislation by supporting cancer research, prevention and treatment.
“For more than a decade, Maureen has remained a fierce advocate for policy change that reduces the cancer burden in Florida and nationwide,” said Lisa Lacasse, president of ACS CAN. “Because of Maureen’s passion and dedication, we continue to make great strides in the fight against cancer. Maureen’s expanded leadership role as vice chair of the Board will help us excel our mission to save lives and further our organization’s impact.”
Ms. Mann previously served on the ACS CAN’s Board of Directors as treasurer. She was a leader in Florida’s successful effort to raise the state’s cigarette excise tax by $1 per pack in 2009, the first increase in more than two decades. She played a key role in defeating a proposal to cut millions from Florida’s tobacco control program earlier this year and she helped grow the South Florida Policy Forum into one of the largest ACS CAN fundraising events in the country.
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
About American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is making cancer a top priority for public officials and candidates at the federal, state and local levels. ACS CAN empowers advocates across the country to make their voices heard and influence evidence-based public policy change as well as legislative and regulatory solutions that will reduce the cancer burden. As the American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN is critical to the fight for a world without cancer. For more information, visit www.fightcancer.org.
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