Commonwealth Cancer Association has new board member

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(CCA) — The Commonwealth Cancer Association is pleased to announce the election of the newest member of its Board of Directors, Ms. Jocelyn Deleon Guerrero.

CCA also re-elected Mr. Roman “Bo” T. Palacios and Ms. Tina Marie M. Aguon for a two-year term. The general membership election was held at the meeting of the CCA Board of Directors on January 16, 2020 in the CCA Conference Room in Gualo Rai.

The election of CCA board officers was held on February 25, 2020 and saw the re-election of Mr. Roman “Bo” T. Palacios to serve as President, Ms. Nora R. Sablan as Vice President, Ms. Tina Marie M. Aguon as Secretary, and Mr. Cesar Dumatol as Treasurer.

The Commonwealth Cancer Association board members and executive director pose for a photo.  CCA photo

In 2003, CCA began as an alliance of volunteers and became formally chartered and incorporated in 2008. And in 2009, CCA achieved a tax-exempt under 501 (c)(3), status and since then has been providing direct client financial assistance such as nutritional supplements and other personal needs, as well as offering certain types of medical equipment, e.g. hospital beds, wheelchairs, oxygen concentrator, etc. as prescribed by locally licensed physicians in the CNMI to those individuals who are receiving treatment for cancer.

Also CCA facilitates monthly cancer survivors support group meetings, and engages in various awareness and outreach activities. CCA has produced various educational publications such as brochures, fliers, Videos and DVD’s for our diverse community. CCA organizes community events to raise awareness about cervical cancer, oral cancer, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and lung & pancreatic cancer, just to mention a few. In addition, CCA engages in programs such as early screening and detection, and patient navigation. And that is why CCA, in partnership with all seven (7) dental clinics in the CNMI, is offering free Oral Cancer Screening for all ages.

CCA thanks all of its partners, donors and individuals who contribute to the successful programs of the association The public is encouraged to learn about our programs and contribute to the very important and worthwhile work of the association. For more information, you can contact CCA at telephone no. 682-0050 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit our website at Or you can visit the CCA office at the Gualo Rai Plaza Building, located along Chalan Pale Arnold Middle Rd in Gualo Rai.

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