Mo. — Hundreds of patients, survivors and volunteers were in Washington D.C. earlier this week talking to Congress members urging them to make the fight against cancer a top priority in the United States.
Lisa Wilfong, a Branson resident, is the Missouri Lead Volunteer with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.
Wilfong said the group from Missouri, about eight people, visited with Senator Josh Hawley, Senator Roy Blunt, and Congressman Billy Long while in D.C.
She said Senator Hawley is supportive of a bill covering colorectal cancer screenings under Medicare.
Wilfong said Senator Roy Blunt personally called a member of her team to say $2 billion in research funding for cancer research would be approved.
Another push of the ACS Cancer Action Network is legislation covering tobacco – the Stopping Appealing Flavors in E-Cigarettes for Kids Act.
Watch the interview above for all the details.
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