GFWC History Timeline : 1868-2009
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1934 - GFWC's Division on Public Health creates the Women's Field Army in partnership with the American Society for the Control of Cancer (now the American Cancer Society). Hugely successful, the initiative raises public awareness and funding to promote cancer prevention and early detection. Its symbol is a drawn sword and its slogan is "Cancer thrives on ignorance. Fight cancer with knowledge." By the end of the 1932-1935 GFWC administration, cancer education materials had been distributed to all State Federation presidents.

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Poster, Women's Field Army, ca.1934-1935Poster, Women's Field Army, ca.1934-1935