Cancer Society Lauds District Collaboration

Recognizing the Long Beach Unified School District as a powerful ally in the battle against cancer, the local chapter of the American Cancer Society recently honored the district with a Collaboration Award for helping to promote community health. The ACS Long Beach Harbor Southeast Unit presented the award at its annual meeting in Long Beach. The award recognized the school district’s development of a Health Advisory Council made up of parents, students, business and community leaders, and school staff. The school district was commended for its student and parent outreach efforts using ACS guidelines on early detection and prevention of cancer. The award also recognized the district and its health education curriculum leader, Robin Sinks, for working with many community organizations and other school districts to improve education on tobacco use prevention, nutrition, physical activity and sun protection.