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Fight Back bus to stop in Livingston Friday
Polk County Enterprise - October 2008
LIVINGSTON — As part of a six-month, 48-state tour, the Fight Back Express bus will stop in Livingston Friday, carrying the message, “If one person can battle cancer, a nation can rise up and defeat it.” The tour, sponsored by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), is highlighting the crucial role elected offi cials play in making cancer a national priority. As government is a critical partner in the fi ght against cancer, changes in policies and programs at the federal, state and local levels have the potential to effectively help defeat a disease that will kill an estimated 565,650 people in America this year.
Cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and their families will hold a rally to welcome the ACS CAN Fight Back Express, a mobile action center where visitors can share their story with their elected offi cials through the electronic Picture A Cure program and sign a petition to guarantee all Americans access to quality health care. The ACS CAN Fight Back Express bus tour comes on the heels of a major public education campaign by ACS CAN and the American Cancer Society to raise awareness about the critical need for access to quality health care for all Americans.
The ACS CAN Fight Back Express kicked off in Ohio in early May and will travel across the 48 continental United States through Election Day, Nov. 4. More about the ACS CAN Fight Back Express is available at www. acscan.org. The event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to come by, sign the bus and send your message to Washington. The ACS CAN Fight Back Express will be in the parking lot of the new First National Bank, 2121 U.S. Hwy. 190, from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10.