For several years, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN) has enabled Making Strides participants to fight to change the face of breast cancer in our nation’s capitol. Thousands of dedicated Making Strides volunteers have fought back and made their voices heard. This year, together with ACS CAN, they are urging Congress to protect funding for critical cancer research.

During past campaigns, Making Strides participants have focused on fully funding the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, which provides screening and treatment services to eligible uninsured, underinsured, and low-income women. While this program is still severely underfunded and ACS CAN continues to work to improve the program, this year Making Strides participants will focus on telling Congress to fund cancer research.

How will participants do this? By telling Congress to "Put the Power of the Purse Behind Research." Since Congress holds the purse strings to cancer research funding, we are encouraging participants to tell Congress to protect funding for research that will develop better early detection tools and treatments, and improve patient-centered care for breast cancer.

To become a member of the grassroots movement that is making a difference in the fight against breast cancer, click here.

What is ACS CAN?
ACS CAN is the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. ACS CAN works to encourage lawmakers and candidates to support laws and policies that will make cancer a top national priority.

To learn more about ACS CAN and to make your voice heard by urging Congress to ensure that all women have access to lifesaving cancer screening and treatment, please visit acscan.org/makingstrides.

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