Rochester, N.Y. – There’s a new plan to fight cancer in Monroe County.
The county and Cancer Mission 2020 are teaming up to try and wipe out the leading cause of death in the county by the year 2020 with the "Action Plan to Reduce the Burden of Cancer in our Community."
They’ve outlined a plan to promote programs available to cancer patients and their families, and inform people how they can lower their risk of getting cancer.
“There’s a lot of people with a lot of life to live, and unfortunately they’re being taken from us by this disease,” said Gary Mervis, chairman and founder of Camp Good Days and Cancer Mission 2020. “It’s time as a nation and as a community to say to those in power that we want cancer on the front burner; that more could be done and should be done.”