Myers’ work highlighted

The local chapter of the American Cancer Society will once again honor cancer survivors, as well as those who have been lost to the disease during the ACS Summer Lights Celebration on August 22.

An addition to this year’s program is a salute to cancer research. “This year we have the opportunity to recognize the research of Dr. Rick Myers,” said Jo Ann Henderson, executive director of the chapter. “Dr. Myers and the research conducted by his team will lead the way to advances in understanding the complexities of the human genome that will ultimately lead to advances in cancer treatments. We look forward to celebrating and recognizing his research efforts.”   Honorees also include two local cancer survivors: author Homer Hickam and Huntsville native Katie Sanders.

The celebration will be held at the Von Braun Center.