CHASEBURG, Wis. (WKBT) – A Chaseburg woman has received top honors for her volunteer and advocacy efforts from the American Cancer Society.

The ACS Cancer Action Network has named Linda DeGarmo the state’s 9/11 Lead Ambassador of the Year. The award honors volunteers who demonstrate exemplary leadership in advocating for cancer-related public policy.

Linda’s passion for advancing the mission of ACS CAN, says ACS, stems from the loss of her 9-year-old daughter, Tammi, to leukemia in 1978. Turning her grief into action, Linda gave herself to mission to do whatever it can to have an impact on the fight against cancer.

“Linda is celebrated throughout our organization as an outstanding volunteer and cancer advocate,” said Lisa Lacasse, President of ACS CAN. “She always goes above and beyond the call of duty and is responsible for tremendous fundraising and grassroots mobilization successes throughout Wisconsin and nationally. We are grateful for Linda’s leadership and dedication to supporting public policies that have been proven to save lives from cancer.