Congress approves largest cancer research budget increase in over a decade
"This new funding will play a pivotal role in our ability to discover new cures and find new ways to prevent and treat cancer," American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) representatives said. "This is a historic victory in fighting cancer, and it happened because of the tireless efforts of our ACS CAN volunteers sharing their experiences with cancer and spreading the message that we are all just one degree away from cancer."
ACS CAN representatives cited the organization's #OneDegree campaign as playing an integral part in the passage of the budget increase.
"The impacts were felt throughout the halls of Congress and across the nation," they said. "Our volunteers made phone calls, participated in local events, attended town hall meetings. Many even came to Washington, D.C., for our annual lobby day to meet directly with their members of Congress."
Organizations in this story
American Cancer Society - Illinois 17060 Oak Park Ave. Tinley Park, Illinois - 60477