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Advocacy & Communications Subcommittee

The Advocacy and Communications Subcommittee works closely with all the other committees and subcommittees to share information both within OPCC and to the legislature, patients and the general public.  The Subcommittee is made up of individuals who have a desire to communicate progress and facts as they relate to cancer control.  This committee is also responsible for membership functions of OPCC, making recommendations to the Executive Board regarding membership changes. 

Goals & Objectives:

  • Increase Interest in Cancer Surveillance, Prevention, and Control Activities among State of Ohio Legislators and Organizational Policy Makers to Influence Policy and Systems Changes

I know that I have been blessed and given a second chance at life. My goal is to be the best cancer advocate I can be. Survivors must understand that their goal may not have anything to do with cancer education, detection, diagnosis, etc., and that is fine. The new goal just needs to be something that they are passionate about and willing to act on. We as survivors can accomplish great things. We are at a decision point as a group and as
individuals. We can sit and think, or we can band together and act. I prefer to act!


Barbara Beckwith, Columbus,
Breast Cancer Survivor
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