Hey everyone, I just received an email from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We have an opportunity to help pass a congressional resolution to make September 2010 Blood Cancer Awareness month. Move over breast cancer, here we come! Take a moment to review the information I received in the email - and take the time to write or call your US Representative today!!
Your help is needed to raise awareness for blood cancers. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is asking every advocate to write or call their U.S. Representative and urge them to co-sponsor a Congressional resolution (H.RES. 1433) designating September 2010 as Blood Cancer Awareness Month.
The resolution, which was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Reps. Walter Jones (R-NC) and Betsy Markey (D-CO), highlights the impact that the blood cancers have in the United States each year, and encourages greater support for blood cancer research and education.
Take Action Now!
We need 100 co-sponsors for the resolution to gain consideration by the House. Please, call the Congressional switchboard at (202) 225-3121 and ask to speak to your representative, or send them an email and ask that they become co-sponsors of the Blood Cancer Awareness Month resolution. Remember that every phone call and letter counts, so be sure to send this message on to your friends, loved ones and other members of the blood cancer community. If you need help finding out who your legislator is, please visit LLS's Legislator Search tool here.
Please act now!
- Ask to speak with a staff member or leave a message for your member of Congress.
- Introduce yourself as a constituent, explain what lymphoma and the blood cancers are, and briefly tell your/ your loved one's story about living with the disease.
- Explain that Representatives Walter Jones and Betsy Markey have introduced a resolution which would designate September of 2010 as Blood Cancer Awareness Month.
- Ask them to contact Rep. Jones' or Markey's office and become a co-sponsor of the resolution.
- Thank them for their time and ask them to advise you of the action they take in response to your request (leave your contact information).