LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Dozens of cancer survivors, patients and caregivers are gathering at the Capitol today.
They are planning to urge lawmakers to make fighting disease a priority. Volunteers will meet privately with lawmakers in their offices beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Advocates say they will tell legislators that it can be done by setting aside more money for comprehensive cancer and tobacco prevention programs in the state.
After the private meetings there will be a 2:00 p.m. rally inside the State Capitol on the Rotunda. Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley will be there to hear their concerns.
The day’s events are part of the American Cancer Society‘s Annual Day at the Capitol.