Recently, I had the honor of representing cancer patients and survivors on Capitol Hill by traveling to Washington, D.C., with more than 700 of my fellow American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteers from across the country to urge Congress to make cancer a national priority.
We asked legislators for their support in increasing federal funding for cancer research, backing legislation to improve patient quality of life and removing cost barriers to colorectal cancer screenings for seniors. We would like to thank Rep. Mike Simpson, Sen. Jim Risch and Sen. Mike Crapo for their support and encourage Rep. Raul Labrador to do the same.
When I met with Crapo, I told him that cancer is nonpartisan and that Congress should seize the opportunity to pass critical legislation that can help end cancer as we know it. With more than 1,650 people dying from cancer every day, we must take legislative action on these important issues.
I encourage you to join us, giving us a stronger and louder voice in the fight against cancer. Visit acscan.org to be connected to people like me in your community.
Kandie Bodrero, Jerome