The Tobacco Dependence Center at The Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Center has been selected to receive a $5,000 grant from the Texas Medical Association Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ambassador Hotel. The 2006 Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award is intended to aid in the continuation of public health and science programs.
Named after Dr. McGovern, president and chairman of the board of the John P. McGovern Foundation, Houston, the award is supported by a permanent endowment that he established at TMAF. Through Dr. McGovern's generosity, projects that further TMAF's mission and Dr. McGovern's longtime commitment to health promotion and disease prevention will be honored by this prestigious annual award.
The Tobacco Dependence Center at The Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Center provides a comprehensive tobacco cessation program that incorporates counseling, education and support groups to individuals or groups that wish to quit the use of tobacco. Every year approximately 450,000 people in the United States die of tobacco related diseases and cancers. The Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Center is dedicated to providing health education on the devastating effects of tobacco use and helping tobacco users quit.