Gayle Harrell Florida representative, with Ludmila Calvo president of SenoSalud and Maria Ines Marchegiani de Ucke president of the Argentinean League Against Cancer
As part of the international fellowship program, the Florida Division hosted two fellows from South America to participate in the Division’s Advocacy Day and learn about statewide mission delivery and cancer control programs. Maria Ines Marchegiani de Ucke, president of the Argentinean League Against Cancer (La Liga Argentina de Lucha Contra el Cáncer - LALCEC); and Ludmila Calvo, president of SenoSalud, a breast cancer organization in Venezuela, joined Division volunteers throughout the week of February 19 to gain insight to further cancer-fighting goals and program development within their own organizations. During the Division’s Advocacy Day, the fellows met with Florida Representatives Ellyn Bogdanoff and Gayle Harrell. This fellowship launches a series of international programs to build cancer control resources in South Americaand help establish community-based programs to reduce cancer disparities. In May 2007, the Florida Division will convene its volunteer and staff experts to conduct a tailored American Cancer Society University (ACSU) for Latin American health care professionals and representatives from patient advocacy organizations. This will be the first ACSU in Floridaand will be conducted in Spanish with Spanish-language training materials provided.