Were you aware that the original 2020 Federal Budget cut out funding for lung cancer search?
A concerted effort by patients, families, clinicians, advocates and lung cancer foundations got lung cancer specific funding restored.
That’s important because lung cancer is the most frequent cause of cancer deaths. And lung cancer deaths in nonsmokers is the second leading cause of cancer deaths. The Go2 Foundation has established a program that trains ordinary people to talk to their congressional representatives.
In the past participants had to travel to DC for this training. Travel grants were available for some participants but many went at their own expense. Obviously, Covid-19 has rendered that impossible this year so Go2 has set up appointments for individuals to meet virtually with their Representatives. They’ll help you with talking points but your personal experience with lung cancer will have the most impact on the people you lobby.
This is a valuable education you’ll be able to use for other causes you value and it’s free. Please join me.