State legislators will hear from cancer patients, survivors, and advocates next week during Cancer Action Day. This yearly day-long event organized by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) draws cancer advocates from around the state to urge lawmakers to make fighting cancer a priority. Even though the advocates cannot travel to the Capitol this year, they will make their voices heard through virtual meetings, phone calls and social media.
ACS CAN volunteers committed to the fight against cancer will meet with their representatives virtually. All of these volunteers have been touched by cancer and will come together to call on lawmakers to listen to their stories and act on their behalf to pass public health policies that will put an end to cancer as we know it.
When hospital capacity has been reduced, or cancer screenings and treatment have been delayed during this pandemic, it has never been more critical to prevent Tennesseans from getting cancer.
What: Tennessee Cancer Action Day
When: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Spokespeople, including ACS CAN's government relations director and a volunteer cancer survivor, are available for phone or video interviews.
To learn more about how ACS CAN is advocating for cancer patients and survivors through this unique time on the state and federal level, or to learn more about how you can support efforts like this, please visit: fightcancer.org.