Mike Sessions of Riverton has been elected president of the American Cancer Society's South Valley Unit. He will assume duties previously handled by Roger Davis, who has been asked to serve at the district level in Salt Lake City.

"The programs started last year will be continued and expanded this year, because we want the people in the south valley area to benefit from the money they have donated," Sessions said. "The emphasis will be on education and service."Also serving the Copperton, West Jordan, South Jordan, Riverton, Bluffdale and Herriman area are Velma Cain and Jalene Brown, who direct the patient service and rehabilitation program, which helps cancer patients and their families.

The adult education program provides video presentations on early detection of skin cancer and other types of cancer. Jill Paskett gives this presentation to churches and other groups.

Grace Walker works with the youth education program and provides south valley schools with kits and video materials to be used by teachers and school nurses. She coordinates speakers who warn of the dangers of smoking and the use of tobacco, and works with the PTA, providing nutrition information to the schools. Virginia Lee serves as public information volunteer.

South Valley Unit volunteers would like to invite others to join them in these efforts. Call Mandy Canales at the American Cancer Society office, 322-0431, or Mike Sessions at 254-1736.