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Cancer charity stalwart steps down
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Cancer charity stalwart steps down

18.09.2013 From our online archive
The head of Luxembourg's “Fondation Cancer” has stepped down after 24 years spent raising awareness around the illness.

The head of Luxembourg's “Fondation Cancer” has stepped down after 24 years spent raising awareness around the illness.

Marie-Paule Prost-Heinisch, who played a key role in campaigning to ban smoking in public bars and cafés, announced this week she will step down as director.

“The Board of Directors of the Cancer Foundation has noted with regret the decision of Ms Prost-Heinisch to resign from her position as director and expresses its appreciation for the work and personal commitment for the causes that the Foundation has fought for,” the organisation said in a press release.

Ms Prost-Heinisch first joined the foundation, then named the Luxembourg League Against Cancer, in January 1990 as a volunteer. She went on to become Secretary General and was at the foundation's helm for 19 years.

The charity distributes information about cancer and provides support for people battling cancer as well as funding for research into cancer treatments.

www.cancer.lu