Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Please Write your Senator Regarding ALERT Bill

I first wrote about ( S 717 ) 21st Century Cancer Access to Life-Saving Early Detection, Research, and Treatment (ALERT) Act back on March 27th.

Today I am asking you to contact Senator Lautenberg and Menendez (or the Senator from your state) and ask them to become cosponsors and supporters of this bill. You can take advantage of an easy website that the Lance Armstrong Foundation has designed to contact your senator. You don't have to look up your Senators e-mail address it will fill the info in for you once you put in your zip code.

Click here to e-mail your Senator.

The text of the bill is also online at the Library of Congress site - Thomas. You can search for S 717 in the home page for all the pertinient info about the bill or click Here for the text of the bill.

Now I have not read every word of the bill but I did read section 7 on biomarkers because I would love to find one for ovarian cancer, section 10 on patient navigators because I heard a lot about navigators at the LAF Summit and section12 on cancer survivorship because understanding
long term effects of treatment and developing survivorship plans are crucial.

Thanks to the LAF for making communication with our senators so easy.

Every Day is a Blessing!

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