Cancer Advocacy Day at the Florida Capitol

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By: Mike Springer
February 20, 2013

Tallahassee, FL-A group of American Cancer Society Volunteers were at the Florida Capitol Wednesday, talking to legislatures about the items they want to see brought up during session.

The talks were part of the two-day 'Cancer Advocacy' event at the Capitol.

Volunteers from across the state say they're pushing to see the legislature take on three key items this session.

Those include support for the Mary Brogan Cancer screening program, more bio-medical research and funding for anti-tobacco campaigns.

"Those programs have a direct impact on saving lives of Floridians. There are 400,000 volunteers around Florida in this fight and we know that when a woman gets a mammogram and is able to have a Cancer detected early, it can save her life," said American Cancer Society volunteer, Maureen Mann.

The group also placed pink luminary bags on the back steps of the Old Capitol spelling out the word 'Hope'.

The bags commemorate those who have lost their battle with Cancer.

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