ACS CAN partners with first ever convention

ACS CAN recently partnered with the National Women’s Survivors Convention in this inaugural event that took place in the Mid-South. Read below for more information on this event and its success.

ACS CAN Tennessee was proud to take part in the first National Women’s Survivors Convention in August. The convention took place at the Gaylord Opryland Conventional Center in Nashville, Tenn. and was highlighted by a presentation from Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society.

The three-day convention hosted more than 850 participants comprised from 49 states and Canada. The focus of the convention was survivorship and quality of life. ACS CAN was prominently positioned outside the main ballroom with a fun, interactive, and informative booth.

ACS CAN staff and volunteers collected sponsorships for eight foot tall Lights of Hope bags that were used to decorate the main stage of the conference in the Presidential Ballroom. Additional normal sized Lights of Hope bags were also on display and will be taken to Washington, D.C. to be a part of the National Lights of Hope Ceremony on September 10.

“We look forward to strengthening the relationship with the NWSC in the future for what we know will be a growing and successful conference opportunity,” said Debra Wilson, ACS CAN advocacy leader, Mid-South Division.

The 2014 NWSC convention will take place July 31-August 2, 2014 in Nashville, Tenn. Stay tuned for more information from ACS CAN in the months ahead.


ACS CAN Partners with national convention in Tennessee