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Lorraine Grant, of Prince George, BC, is a returning officer in the federal riding of Cariboo–Prince George. She is an active volunteer in her community with organizations such as the Northern Interior Regional Health Board and the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia. Lorraine has been involved with the Canadian Cancer Society for many years, starting as a volunteer canvasser when she was a teenager. She has served as president of the Prince George unit office and is currently chair of the board at the Society’s BC/Yukon Division.
“Both my family and my friends have been affected by cancer. Through my involvement with the Society, I want to make a positive difference against cancer, particularly in prevention, with the hope that younger members of our society may never have to fight this disease.”
She knew that indoor tanning could pose serious health risks and this motivated her to push for a tan-free prom at her school.
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