1999 – Ft. Myers, Florida & Washington, DC
Priscilla Mack, wife of United States Senator Connie Mack (R-FL) is an energetic and outspoken advocate for breast cancer awareness and early cancer detection. Priscilla Mack serves as Executive Co-Chairman of the 1998 National Race For the Cure. In 1997, she served as the Executive Chairman for National Race for the Cure and helped raise more than $1.5 million for breast cancer programs. She also serves as the Statewide Breast Cancer Initiative Coordinator with the Florida division of the American Cancer Society. Diagnosed with breast cancer in August 1991, Mrs. Mack credits early cancer detection for saving her life. Senator Mack also survived cancer due to early detection, and their experiences have caused them to become advocates of the benefits of early detection. Senator and Mrs. Mack have been recipients of the American Cancer Society’s Courage Award and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s Betty Ford Award, both in 1992. In 1997, Mrs. Mack was awarded the first Kellogg’s “You Can Make A Difference Award” in recognition of outstanding efforts in the fight against breast cancer. Priscilla Hobbs was born in Ft. Myers. She met Connie Mack at Ft. Myers High School. The high school sweethearts were married in Ft. Myers in 1960. After they married, the couple moved to Cape Coral where Mrs. Mack was active in local civic affairs. She was a member of the Cape Coral PTA, Rotary Ann and the Junior Welfare League of Lee County. Senator and Mrs. Mack have two children and three grandchildren.