Karen McKay is more than a former Florissant Councilwoman who loves her city dearly. She is also an avid volunteer for cancer causes.
She was recently awarded ACT! Lead of the Year. The mention is for her volunteer and advocacy work with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) trying to make cancer a national priority.
Each year, the award is given to a lead congressional district volunteer, according to ACS CAN.
“Karen has been a tireless volunteer and dedicated cancer advocate of ACS CAN’s legislative priorities,” said Christopher W. Hansen, president of ACS CAN. “We are grateful for Karen’s outstanding efforts to organize local volunteers and advocate for strong and effective cancer-fighting public policy in her community.”
Mckay leads the Ambassador Constituent Team (ACT!) in Congressional District 1 for ACS CAN.
ACS CAN is the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society supporting evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem, according to it website.
As the ACT! Lead, McKay serves as the primary volunteer contact with District 1 lawmakers. She is tasked with recruiting and managing other local volunteers to lead district advocacy and fundraising efforts.