AUSTIN, TX – Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, has received the Advocacy in Action Award from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. The award was presented to Senator Nelson in recognition of her work and support of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

"I am proud of this organization and its important mission of supporting cancer victims and their families, and for their efforts to eradicate this terrible disease," said Senator Jane Nelson. "As a former volunteer for this organization, I am honored to receive this award and look forward to continuing our fight against cancer."

American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network focuses on cancer prevention, seeking new treatments and ensuring all Americans have access to quality medical care. They also work to improve the quality of life of those who have been affected by cancer, both during and after treatment.

Senator Nelson authored the legislation creating the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas. This is the fifth time she has received the Advocacy in Action Award from the American Cancer Society.

SENATOR JANE NELSON represents District 12, including portions of Tarrant and Denton Counties. She is Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the highest-ranking Republican in the Texas Senate.

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