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Cancer Society Volunteers Promote Public Health 

Cancer Society Volunteers Promote Public Health

Vaughn Rintz, R. N., Montgomery County unit chairman of American Cancer Society, and Bernean Mey, R. N., lay delegate, were among the nearly 400 leading lay and medical volunteers attending the annual meeting of American Cancer Society's Illinois division, held in Chicago.

Pictured here with Mrs. Rintz, on the left, and Mrs. Mey, on the right, is Carol Perkins, wife of famed zoologist Marlin Perkins.

Mrs. Perkins, a cured cancer patient, was featured guest speaker. She, along with her husband, are 1978 National American Cancer Society crusade co-chairmen.

Volunteers were introduced to a new educational leaflet aimed at combating colon cancer titled, "Put Yourself to the Test." It contains a quiz on risk factors and warning signs and gives a description of a self-administered test which detects colon cancer in its early stages.

Delegates at the convention also attended a session highlighting success stories in cancer control, the presentation of annual awards for distinguished service and training workshops.

Taken from “The Montgomery County News” 1978
Provided by: Bernean Struss

Cancer Society Meeting In Chicago

Cancer Society Meeting In Chicago

Representing Montgomery County Unit, American Cancer Society at the division annual meeting, LaSalle hotel in Chicago, Sept 29-30 were Mrs. Henry Struss, R.N. (left) and Unit Chairman Mrs. J. Brent Cox, both of Hillsboro. The unit's scrap book entry of the news releases received "Honorable Mention" award.

Taken from “The Montgomery County News”
Provided by: Bernean Struss

Cancer Society Kicks Off Fund Drive

Seated from the left are Mrs. Scott Johnson, Atty. Ralph Vandever, Mrs. Ralph Vandever, Mrs. Dwight May, Mrs. William Douglas and R. R. Crum. Standing from the left are Mrs. Mike Funk, Dr. Robert G. Balen, Dr. Douglas Johnson, Mrs. Vaughn Rintz and Mrs. Keith Braucht.

Cancer Society Kicks Off 1980 Fund Drive

The kick off dinner for the 1980 Cancer Crusade in Montgomery County was held Monday evening at St. Agnes church basement social rooms in Hillsboro The goal this year is $21,000 and Dr. Douglas Johnson of Hillsboro said it is important that the chapter make its goal.

He introduced the community captains. They include: Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Crum, Raymond-Panhandle; Joy Lemon, Irving Township; Bonnie Young, Donnellson; Mrs. Harold Droste, Litchfield; Kaye White, East Fork Township; Iva Ivy, Fillmore; Dr. and Mrs. Robert Balen, Hillsboro and Schram City; Betty McBroom, Butler; Nelson Aumann, Nokomis; and Audrey Willman, Panama.

Dr. Herbert Swarsen, of Hillsboro, was guest speaker at the request of chapter president Dr. Walter Williams. Dr. Swarsen spoke of advances that have been made in cancer treatment and praised the education program concerning smoking. He said a continuing effort needs to be made to teach school girls and young mothers about the danger of smoking. Charbroiled meat and the smoke from grills pose a health risk for some persons.

Dr. Johnson said the chapter is pleased that the early detection program for colon cancer is continuing. Kits are available for $3 at the Hillsboro Area hospital.

A carry-in dinner opened the evening's program. Following a film chalk talk and the distribution of Crusade materials, the chapter directors met to plan other chapter programs.

Mrs. Iva Ivy or Woodside community displays a cancer society fund raising poster

Mrs. Iva Ivy or Woodside community displays a cancer society fund raising poster. The message is aimed at school age contributors.

Taken from “The Montgomery County News” 1980
Provided by: Bernean Struss

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