Cancer issues brought to forefront of election
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EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- There are 12 people in the 24th Congressional District that are diagnosed with cancer every day. With the election just a few days away, advocates are working to bring cancer issues to the forefront of voter's and candidate's minds.
The Cancer Votes Campaign is a non-partisan program that educated voters on where candidates stand on funding for research, prevention programs, and healthcare plans. Every election they send a survey to candidates to show where they stand on the issues. Those from the 24th Congressional District have not yet responded.
"It's vitally important. The funding and research is necessary to turn cancer around. And we're doing it because of the funding, because of the research that's done. It's happening," explained MaryBeth Meade, breast cancer survivor.
Cancer Votes does not support any candidates for office. To see where the presidential candidates stand on the issues, or for more information, visit cancervotes.org.