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The Ellis County Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Joe Barton, R – Ennis, is being honored for his efforts in cancer prevention.

The Prevent Cancer Foundation has named Barton a 25th anniversary prevention champion.

As part of their commemorative year, the foundation has selected members of the United States Congress to be acknowledged for their work in prevention and research.

"The Foundation congratulates Representative Joe Barton on his work in cancer prevention," said President and Founder of Prevent Cancer Foundation Carolyn R. Aldige.

"Throughout our 25 years of working to promote awareness, research and Federal policy in support of cancer prevention we have been honored to work alongside Congressman Barton."

The Prevent Cancer Foundation was started in 1985.

Today, it is one of the nation’s leading health organizations and has provided more than $113 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education and community outreach programs across the country.

"Millions of families have to battle cancer each year and mine is no different. I think it is important to do whatever I can as a member of congress to support programs that will eventually lead to a cure," said Barton.

"But this disease can be stopped before it starts and the Prevent Cancer Foundation does a great job of helping people stay cancer-free through health life-style choices.

"Receiving this esteemed award is quite an honor."

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