I traveled to Washington in September with more than 700 fellow American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteers to urge Congress to support lifesaving policies that prevent and better treat cancer. We called on lawmakers to increase federal funding for cancer research, support legislation to improve patient quality of life and remove cost barriers to colorectal cancer screenings for seniors, and I thanked Rep. Joe Wilson for co-sponsoring patient quality of life legislation.
People touched by cancer in South Carolina and across the country are counting on our elected officials to support legislation to help make cancer history. With one in every two men and one in every three women being diagnosed with cancer, we can’t let this year pass without taking action.
I know our conversation made a difference in the halls of Congress, and I encourage you to add your voice. Visit acscan.org to be connected to people in your community.