Act today for more tomorrows

Published 1:03 pm Wednesday, September 14, 2016

“Act Today for More Tomorrows,” a continuing education program for nurses and emergency medical services workers, will begin Saturday, Sept. 24 by Virginia Commonwealth University Community Memorial Hospital (VCU/CMH).

The program, featuring national keynote speaker Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP, is part of VCU/CMH’s work to find a cure for cancer.

“Researchers continue working on finding a cure and immuno-oncology appears to be a promising new approach,” VCU-CMH said in a recent statement. “In the meantime, people need to do what they can do now to prevent cancers from developing.”

Representatives of Susan G. Komen Central Virginia, the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation, Piedmont Access to Health Services and VCU Massey Cancer Center’s Cancer Research and Resource Centers of Southern Virginia have been working with major state and local organizations and medical facilities to present the “Act Today for More Tomorrows” program.

The program will be delivered free via the internet, providing 4.5 credit hours for nurses, live from Hampden-Sydney College in Farmville to people in Martinsville, Danville, South Boston, South Hill and Emporia. The general public is also welcome, but space is limited. Registration is required by Sept. 20 at For more information, call the Cancer Research and Resource Center of Southern Virginia at (434) 421-3060.