Maureen Mann, Executive Director of Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute and Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute, has received the Volunteer Award for Excellence in Advocacy by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.
As Executive Director of LCI, Mann has administrative responsibilities for the strategic and daily operations of one of the largest cancer centers in Florida.
This honor recognizes Mann’s efforts to enhance awareness of cancer research and treatment. Each year, a lead volunteer who has consistently demonstrated strong leadership while advocating in areas of cancer-related public policy receives this award.
“Maureen has demonstrated an unrelenting commitment to advocating for our organization’s legislative priorities,” said Chris Hansen, President of ACS CAN. “Because of Maureen’s dedication in the fight against cancer, we continue to make great strides toward implementing meaningful legislation to save more lives from this disease in Florida and nationwide. Having her serve on the ACS CAN Board for the past five years has been a privilege and an honor.”
Mann was a leader in Florida’s successful effort to raise the state’s cigarette excise tax by $1 per pack in 2009, the first increase in more than two decades. She played a key role in defeating a proposal to cut millions from Florida’s tobacco control program earlier this year and she helped grow the South Florida Policy Forum into one of the largest ACS CAN fundraising events in the country.