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Nominate a Breakaway from Cancer Champion by April 5. Courtesy photo

Ten champions to be selected and celebrated in nationwide contest

If you would like to celebrate a special person that has made a difference in your life during your cancer journey or the journey of a loved one, you have until April 5 to nominate them as a Breakaway from Cancer Champion. Whether that person is a cancer survivor, a patient, a caregiver or an advocate they deserve to be celebrated.

“Our cancer patients, survivors, and their friends, families, and loved ones are all champions,” said Christie Kelly, Executive Director of The Cancer Support Community – California Central Coast. “This is a chance to help bring attention to all that they do and the strength they have shown. Whether you know someone locally in SLO County or someone from elsewhere in the United States that you would like to nominate I highly encourage that you do so.”

Ten Breakaway from Cancer Champions will be selected, attend, and be celebrated at the final weekend of the 10th Annual Amgen Tour of California as they join The Cancer Support Community and the Breakaway From Cancer partners. To enter, go to www.breakawayfromcancer.com and click on the Nominate a Champion contest link; nominations close April 5.

More about Breakaway from Cancer

Founded in 2005 by Amgen, Breakaway from Cancer is a national initiative to increase awareness of important resources available to people affected by cancer — from prevention through survivorship – and represents a partnership between Amgen and four nonprofit organizations – Prevent Cancer Foundation, Cancer Support Community, Patient Advocate Foundation, and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship — dedicated to empowering patients with education, resources and hope, wherever they may be in the cancer care continuum. For more information, go to www.breakawayfromcancer.com.

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About the author: Reporter Meagan Friberg

Meagan Friberg is a reporter for the Paso Robles Daily News and A-Town Daily News.

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