"A Collective Voice"Earlier this week, cancer advocates took to Capitol Hill as hundreds of survivors, patients and caregivers met with their Members of Congress to talk about increasing funding for cancer research.
Described by one volunteer as "the most powerful thing I can do in the fight against cancer," the ACS CAN Leadership Summit & Lobby Day saw volunteers and staff carry an important message to nearly every U.S. Senate & House office. Describing the empowerment she experienced at the event, Georgette, a volunteer from Maryland, said the attendees were speaking as "the collective voice for anyone who has been touched by cancer."
Those who weren't able to attend in person still found ways to make their voices heard by taking action at home. Comments like "Keep working!!! You are heroes!" and "let our legislators know that we mean business" were posted on Facebook and popular social networking sites leading up to the event, and more people sent written messages to Congress as part of ACS CAN's "Virtual Lobby Day."
Thank you to all of the volunteers who made this event a great success.
STATE LEGISLATURE UPDATEWe need your help to continue our success. Can you spare a few minutes, an hour or even a few hours a week to help make cancer a priority in your community? Let us know if you want to be part of our legislative activity in your state.