Tell Your Officials You Support the ALERT Act


I’m pleased to announce last week Senators Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) introduced the 21st Century Cancer Alert Act (Senate Bill 717). This legislation is a great first step toward renewing the war on cancer in our lifetime. Make your voice heard today by sending an email to your elected officials.

The Lance Armstrong Foundation, in conjunction with our fellow cancer organizations, has been hard at work behind the scenes for the last several months trying to make this legislation a reality.You may remember Lance testified at a congressional hearing prior to Senator Kennedy’s diagnosis in May. If passed, this legislation would advance the goals of the National Cancer Program to coordinate a more comprehensive approach to cancer research, treatment and survivorship.

We will work tirelessly over the next few months to ensure this bill becomes a law, but we can’t do it alone?we need YOUR help. You can expect more frequent emails from us regarding this and other happenings in Washington, DC. Please take the time to act on these alerts, because together we can make a difference. Take action now and tell them you support the Alert Act.


Doug Ulman
President and CEO, Lance Armstrong Foundation


  1. Linda Cramer says:

    we need cancer research to continue so we do not lose another mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister or friend to this disease called CANCER.

  2. Dottie Tenorio says:

    Cancer reseach must have the same level of importance as education, healthcare reform, and military. Many more peolple are impacted by cancer than by military casualties. while both can take the young in their prime, cancer also takes our children and our parents and leaves the survivors and/or families in as much of a post traumatic state as any war survivor. As a mother of a teen cancer survivor(he is now 23 years old) i am blessed. We saw & continue to see children & families not so lucky. Early detection and treatment is crucial, but we must increase the success rate for cancers found late and low survival rate cancers.

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