This week, over 500 volunteers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia converged on Washington, D.C. for ACS CAN's Lobby Day.
They were cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and the families and loved ones who support them -- and these volunteers met with more than 450 Members of Congress or their staff to urge them to support cancer research funding.
But even people who couldn’t make it to Capitol Hill are making a big difference. Over the last few weeks, many more participated in ACS CAN's Virtual Lobby Day, sending that same clear message to Washington: We stand united against this disease.
Even though Lobby Day is over, you can still join this important effort. Send a message now to your Members of Congress and ask them to make cancer research a top priority.
The greatest part of Lobby Day is that ordinary Americans get a chance to make their voices heard in Washington, and the impact can be real and immediate. Victoria Kohout came all the way from Omaha, NE and left feeling empowered:
"Our meeting with Senator Nelson was fantastic. He shared how his life had been touched by cancer and really understood the important role that research funding plays in beating this disease."
There were many other stories like that of Victoria's, and they are what make Lobby Day such a valuable campaign for ACS CAN, giving real people the chance to make a difference on a local level.
Don't forget -- there's still time for you to lobby your Members of Congress and participate in our Virtual Lobby Day.
Get involved now.