American Cancer Society Honors Mississippi River R

American Cancer Society Awards Mississippi River Radio with "Spirit of Hope Award"

(Cape Girardeau, MO) -- February 15, 2012-- The American Cancer Society is honored to recognize Mississippi River Radio, as winner of the 2012 High Plains Media Award for the "Spirit of Hope Award."

"Mississippi River Radio is committed to educating the community about the importance of cancer research and early detection, and to show how the community can give back through supporting the American Cancer Society," said Kelli Schenimann, Community Manager of Development for the Society. "We are extremely grateful for their efforts to align with the Society's mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back."

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The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation's largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.5 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit