The American Cancer Society (ACS) is pleased to announce that Garnet Angelos, Community Health Representative at Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center, has been recognized as the 2007 Volunteer of the Year Lifesaver Award for the state of Tennessee
Angelos was selected as the recipient of this award in recognition of her support of ACS programs in the Sevier County community. She helped start Look Good…Feel Better at the Fort Sanders Sevier Senior Center and coordinated an opportunity for staff to talk with the medical professionals at her hospital to getting Reach to Recovery started. "She is a forward-looking individual who is sincere about improving the health and well-being of those in her area," ACS Health Initiatives Representative Kathleen Steele said of Angelos.
Angelos attended ACS Lobby Day in Nashville this year and took an active part in talking with legislators about issues important to the organization, including advocating legislators to pass smoke free workplace legislation. Trained in Working Well and fightcancer.org, Angelos introduces companies to these services, especially those who are interested in smoking cessation and wellness programs. Garnet introduced the ACS to the Old Mill Company in 2007. With Angelos' help, the Old Mill went smoke free in their workplace, and they became a model for smoke free workplaces. They have implemented elements of Working Well.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.