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VIVE relies heavily on the support of our volunteers to help champion the cause of ending tobacco-related cancers.  Our volunteers work at the grassroot level to make real changes in our communities through advocacy, awareness and civic engagement. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities to match your interests, abilities and schedule.

If you would like to volunteer with VIVE or learn about our upcoming events, send us an email at Omar.Gonzalez@cancer.org.  Someone will get back to you within 1-2 business days.

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Acompáñanos a una conversación sobre cómo la industria tabacalera emplea tácticas para atraer a nuestra juventud a estos productos dañinos y qué puedes hacer para ayudar a tu jóven.

Miércoles, 24 de abril, 2024 6:00pm – 7:30pm En vivo por Zoom

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Para más información, contacta a Lupe Delgado – Lupe.Delgado@cancer.org / (917) 318-3698

VIVE is Making Headlines

Keep up with our work in the region by viewing these exciting and important media features below.

Imperial City Council approves outdoor smoke-free ordinance

On Wednesday, December 20, the Imperial City Council passed a smoke-free ordinance to prohibit outdoor smoking in city-owned public events and recreational areas.
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Adopta Imperial regulaciones contra el tabaquismo 

Este miércoles, el Concejo de la Ciudad de Imperial aprobó una ordenanza libre de humo para prohibir fumar al aire libre en eventos públicos y áreas recreativas de propiedad de la ciudad. Read more.

Smoking prohibited at outdoor public spaces & events (Spanish) 

The Imperial City Council passed a smoke-free ordinance proposed by the American Cancer Society’s VIVE project to prohibit outdoor smoking in city public events and city-owned recreational areas. 

Smoke-free policies help prevent cancer

February is Cancer Prevention Month, an opportunity to highlight the fight for policies that help reduce the cancer burden and improve the health of Imperial residents. Read more.

La Ranchera KWIZ 96.7 FM Interview

Check out the recent interview our own Omar Gonzalez, Senior CA Tobacco Control Program Manager gave on La Ranchera KWIZ 96.7 FM discussing the risks of secondhand smoke.

The Great American Smokeout – The Desert Review

The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout is a day for people to create a plan to quit tobacco. Read more.

Colton is ready to stand up to secondhand smoke – IECN

During Latino Heritage Month we celebrate the contributions and achievements of Latinos in the U.S. But we’re also reminded of the work ahead of us to eliminate racial and health inequities. Read more.

Lanzan campana en el Valle Imperial contra humo de segunda mano – Adelante Valle

Una organización lanzó una campaña a fin de proteger a las familias del Valle Imperial contra el humo de segunda mano. Read more.

February Proclaimed Cancer Prevention Month in Imperial

The Mayor of Imperial proclaimed February as Cancer Prevention Month. VIVE volunteers look forward to working with Imperial City Council to enact policies that help our communities prevent, find, treat, and survive cancer.


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