GFF Associate Principal Allison Laros has been elected to serve as a 2011 Board Member for the American Cancer Society (ACS). “I am honored to be elected to the Greater Dallas Board for the North Texas Region of the American Cancer Society. I believe ACS is one of the most instrumental vehicles for raising funds and finding cures for all types of cancers, and because of this, I am committed to being an enthusiastic booster and positive advocate for ACS now and for years to come.” Recently, the ACS Board was instrumental in helping with the passing of the oral chemo parity bill (HB 438) authored by Representative Senfronia Thompson and Senator John Carona. HB 438 requires that state-regulated insurance cover oral chemotherapy in the same manner as intravenous chemotherapy drugs. Laros adds, “This is huge. ACS has worked so hard on getting this bill passed, and there is no doubt it will improve so many lives both directly and indirectly affected by cancer”.
The ACS was founded in 1913 and has 12 chartered, geographic division affiliates and a national home office. The ACS’s High Plains Division serves Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Hawaii / Pacific Islands and Guam. It is the largest non-governmental funder of cancer research and since the inception of its research grants program, has donated more than $34.2 billion to cancer research. For more information, visit <a href=”www.cancer.org”>www.cancer.org</a>.