I often share updates and requests about political related issues from the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF). Don’t forget the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) also does political action work to help multiple myeloma and bood cancer patients as well.
Here is a link to one of these LLS politically centered alerts: Call for a Cure for Blood Cancers.
“Call for Cures” is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “virtual” march on Capital Hill. Instead of having blood cancer advocates travel to Washington, DC for a traditional lobby day, they will instead focus on influencing our elected officials online and in our home cities.
LLS has planned a series of activities that volunteers can participate in throughout the month of August with one central theme: Their officials claim they can help blood cancer patients across America! Every few days the LLS will send out an email explaining how you can help with one of these tasks, which include:
Action Alerts — Urge your elected officials to support legislation that is important to blood cancer patients.
Picture of Hope — A project where volunteers can submit photos depicting how blood cancer has affected your life. The photos will then be shared with your senators.
Town Hall Meetings — Attend a town hall meeting hosted by your representative and ask them how they plan to help blood cancer patients.
Media Outreach — Use pre-drafted templates to send opinion pieces to your local newspapers urging support of topics crucial to blood cancer patients, family members, caregivers and researchers.
Help the IMF, LLS or both if you can. It only takes a few minutes to stay informed and let your voice be heard.
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat