Monday, March 27, 2017

My Day At The Capitol - As An American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Ambassador

My relentless passion surrounding cancer stems from too many family diagnosis's and deaths, as well as fears for the future health of my children, due to family history.  
When I began this work 17 years ago, I felt helpless to this disease and what I could possibly do to be of use to my dad and others battling to live.  I quickly learned that there were many areas in which I could be of use; on a scale greater than I ever imagined!  
 The American Cancer Society has given me hundreds of opportunities over the years to continue my work to eliminate cancer.  Many of which are in the form of the extremely important - ADVOCACY efforts of American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
Through public policy agendas, we as citizens have a unique and powerful opportunity to connect with our elected officials at every level of government (local city councils and county commissions to every state legislature, the U.S. Congress and the federal government) to inform and educate them on how legislation can positively or negatively impact us - their constituents.

As a fiercely proud ACS CAN Ambassador, I am anxiously looking forward to one of my most favorite days of the year - ACS CAN 'Day At The Capitol', in St. Paul.  Tomorrow, I will join hundreds of ACS CAN members as we spend the morning in volunteer training, followed by a midday rally, then my most favorite part - meetings with lawmakers!
This year I have been asked to be an ACS CAN Coach for volunteers to help them navigate their lawmaker visits.

Our focus tomorrow is: Palliative Care, Links Of Care/Colorectal Screenings and Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP).

I'll share what I know will be a terrific and successful day, tomorrow!

Facing Cancer Together,

Serving Smiles - Smile Network International

Please join my friends at Smile Network International for an incredible event helping so many in need!

Minneapolis-based designer Julia Knight and Smile Network International partner to raise funds for those in need of life-altering surgeries and health care services.   

                                 For three days in April (April 6th, 7th, & 8th), Smile Network International will host a Spring Sample Sale featuring the dazzling Julia Knight Collection. These two Minneapolis based organizations are partnering to donate event proceeds to the Smile Network International and the impoverished children and families they serve. This event will be hosted in the Smile Network’s new retail location, Inspire, located in the Loring Park neighborhood. The Spring Sample Sale will feature beautifully designed luxury artisanal seveware, tableware, home décor, barware, bath accessories and much more!  All starting at 50% off retail price.


 *Julia Knight Collection Inc., founded in 2001, based in Minneapolis MN, is a lifestyle brand of dazzling high style serve ware, tableware and home décor statements for both entertaining and gifting. Today, Julia Knight is the go-to expert for the tricks, fabulous extras and behind the scenes secrets that make pulling off a picture-perfect party effortless. For more information about Julia Knight, visit

Smile Network International is a non-profit humanitarian organization, which provides life-altering surgeries and related health care services to impoverished children and adults in developing nations. In the space of 45 minutes and for just $500, a life is changed with dignity and hope restored. For more information visit

For questions regarding this event, please contact Gina Moore 763.412.0716