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Crowe to be named Cancer Coalition’s ‘Legislator of the Year’

East Tennessee state Sen. Rusty Crowe will be honored this summer by a cancer advocacy and research coalition.
The Tennessee Cancer Coalition announced Crowe, Senate Health and Welfare Committee chairman, will be the 2014 recipient of the group’s annual “Legislator of the Year” Award. The Coalition initiated the award to honor state legislators for their strong advocacy of policies designed to reduce the burden of cancer in Tennessee and improve the quality of life of those impacted by the disease.
The Tennessee Cancer Coalition is comprised of cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, researchers and other advocates and exists to wage a unified fight against cancer across Tennessee. Crowe will receive the award at the group’s annual meeting in June at the Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville.
“I am very humbled to receive this award from a group who is known for their strong advocacy on behalf of cancer prevention and treatment. I look forward to continuing to work with the Cancer Coalition and other healthcare providers who partner with the General Assembly to make a positive difference in the lives of cancer patients, survivors and caregivers across Tennessee,” Crowe said.