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Cancer initiative raises awareness among voters

By on October 10th, 2012


Video story by Heather Houston – WUFT-TV

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is raising awareness about cancer-related issues with the hope of making the disease a priority topic during the upcoming 2012 election. The Cancer Votes initiative brought its efforts to Gainesville Wednesday.

Ryanne Doumet/WUFT News

Scarlott Mueller, registered nurse and coordinator for Cancer Votes worked with Kimberly Barton of the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections office to register voters Tuesday at Gainesville North Florida Regional Medical Center.

Cancer Votes set up a table at the North Florida Regional Medical Center to encourage voters to keep cancer in mind when casting their ballots.

Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Scarlott Mueller said cancer is the second most deadly disease in America and is quickly becoming the first.

“We have tried to reach out to all across the state really and will continue to between now and election day to raise awareness and get as many people involved — including students — in this campaign,” Mueller said.

Cancer Votes is also compiling information on each candidate’s stance on the issue of cancer. Mueller said Cancer Votes won’t stop its efforts until it sees better results.

Emily Miller edited this story online.


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