Miss America 1974 and her daughter Miss Colorado 2011 discuss melanoma among young people
The Melanoma Research Foundation has invited the Miss America Organization’s Board Member and Miss America 1974, Rebecca King Dreman, along with her daughter, Miss Colorado 2011 Diana Dreman to testify at a Congressional Briefing in Washington, D.C.
Rebecca and Diana will highlight the fact that Melanoma is the fastest growing cancer affecting young women between the ages of 18 and 29, which is the same age group of Miss America contestants competing in the program today.
Rebecca and Diana will join a distinguished group of speakers that include several members of Congress, along with MD Anderson Cancer Center researcher, Dr. Jeffrey Gershenwald. The Dremans will focus on the importance of Melanoma Research as they discuss the personal impact of melanoma and the urgency of discovering new treatments. The Melanoma Research Foundation will discuss the factors behind the alarming increases in melanoma rates in the U.S. population, particularly among young people; the role of legislation and regulation in reducing the risk of diagnosis; and important scientific updates.
The MRF invites you to attend. If you are not in the area or are unable to attend, we encourage you to call your Members of Congress and urge them to support federal funding for melanoma research.
On behalf of the Miss America Organization, we are so very proud of Rebecca and Diana for their incredible efforts to the further advancement of cancer treatment and we thank them for their extraordinary efforts to bring this issue before our United States Congress.
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The Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance.