SPRINGFIELD, MO: // Missouri native, Michael Smith was recently appointed to the board of the Southwest Missouri branch of the American Cancer Society. Smith is the COO and Managing Partner of Next Level Solutions, a technology company headquartered in Springfield, Missouri. Next Level Solutions has been partnering with the American Cancer Society for the past three years, participating in the Real Men Wear Pink initiative and raising money as a company.

“Joining the board for this organization is special for me,” said Smith. “I lost my mother to breast cancer, and anything I can do that contributes to finding a cure or supporting people dealing with this disease is really important.” Smith was nominated to the local branch by one of his peers. After that, there was an interview process, a formal application, and a vote by the current board members.

With Smith on the board, Next Level Solutions will be involved in even more fundraising in 2022, and he’ll be joining several event committees. “Now that we have an expanding workforce and employees in place to help with large-scale events, we’re going to push hard for increased participation, Smith said. “I’m excited to see what our generous team can deliver.”

About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.

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