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News Room: Press Releases

ACS Fight Back Express bus to arrive at Virtua

All aboard! The American Cancer Society (ACS) Fight Back Express is heading to Virtua's William G. Rohrer Center in Voorhees this Saturday from 12 Noon to 1 pm. The cancer advocacy bus is on a six-month journey across all 48 contiguous states and hundreds of communities, and has selected Virtua for its Camden County stop.

The purpose of the national bus tour is to build movement during this election year, to make cancer issues a national priority. The ACS Cancer Action Network (CAN) is reminding elected officials of their critical role in enacting laws and policies that help people battle cancer.

At each bus stop, visitors have the chance to

  • sign the bus, creating a petition on wheels,
  • learn about ACS CAN's campaign for quality, affordable health care for all Americans,
  • find out more about its fight for a smoke-free nation,
  • hear what ACS CAN is doing to increase cancer research funding and secure access to cancer screenings that can detect cancer early or even prevent it altogether, and
  • share their stories.

ACS CAN will bring these stories of cancer patients, survivors and friends to the presidential candidates to make cancer a priority issue in their administration.

Scientific cancer research is ongoing, but that is not enough to defeat the disease. ACS CAN wants you to help fight cancer in this country with your voice. Join them this Saturday at the Rohrer Center.

To find out more about the ACS CAN Fight Back Express and how to make cancer a national priority log on to www.acscan.org.

As one of New Jersey’s largest health systems, Virtua helps people be well, get well and stay well through a comprehensive range of health care services. Services are delivered through three health and wellness centers, three fitness centers, four acute care hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices with more than 240 physicians, urgent care centers, seven ambulatory surgery centers, home health services, two long-term care and rehabilitation centers, 12 paramedic units and a wide range of outpatient services. A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers more than 8,000 babies a year. Virtua also provides employment and wellness services to 1,700 businesses and corporations. An innovator in clinical and information technology such as electronic medical records, Virtua is recognized for its ground-breaking partnerships with GE Healthcare, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Fox Chase Cancer Center. It is the official orthopedic provider for the Philadelphia Flyers. Virtua employs more than 8,400 people and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley for seven consecutive years. It is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit  www.virtua.org or www.virtuabroadcastnetwork.org.