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Cancer Patients and Survivors Rally Legislators Virtually Due to COVID-19

The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19 is no match for the steadfast commitment of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers. The virus and the elevated risk for those with compromised immune systems became a roadblock for the annual Cancer Action Day, so cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state traveled virtually to the state capitol recently to meet with Michigan’s lawmakers. The ACS CAN volunteer advocates urged lawmakers to pass Oral Chemotherapy Fairness Legislation and to increase the state’s cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack with an equivalent increase in the state’s tax on other tobacco products including e-cigarettes.