held on the Capitol steps to urge Arkansas' Legislature to make cancer a priority. It was a beautiful day with perfect temperatures for the event. The event was hosted by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
ACS CAN is the nation’s leading cancer advocacy organization that is
working every day to make cancer issues a national priority. Many of the most important decisions about cancer are made
outside of your doctor’s office. Instead, they are made by your state
legislature, in Congress and in the White House.
ACS CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the
American Cancer Society, is holding lawmakers accountable for their
words and their actions. They ask that our leaders not only talk about
fighting cancer but take real steps toward decreasing the number of
people suffering and dying from cancer.
You can see her speech from the Lights of Hope event here.
Luminaria lined the walkway to the Capital. We walked along the walkway and found the luminaria for my wife's mother and sister. Seeing the luminaria there reminded us of why we are involved in the fight against cancer.
Cancer seems to touch everyone. We all have family members or friends who have battled cancer. Some have won and some have lost, but because of the efforts of so many volunteers there are more winners every year. That is why I am so proud of my wife's involvement with the American Cancer Society, and why I am involved. 1 out of every 100 Americans participates in the American Cancer Society's premier event, Relay For Life. If you are not one of them won't you consider becoming involved. Click on the link below to find a Relay For Life event in your area. There are more that 5,000 Relay's across the USA.
Find a Relay For Life in your area.
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