Lake City Graphic: Ask Candidates to Make Cancer a Priority

September 17, 2018

It’s a hard time to relax in front of the TV. There are so many political ads for the upcoming election. But just because you want to turn the set off doesn’t mean you can’t be involved.

I volunteer for a non-partisan advocacy organization, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Organizations like ACS CAN help people influence politics without being partisan, by asking lawmakers to reduce the burden of cancer.

ACS CAN does that by making sure all parties know that cancer is an important issue that touches everyone. As part of its Cancer Votes program, ACS CAN works to make sure candidates understand how policies, laws and funding all contribute to the fight against cancer, no matter which party is in power.

Cancer affects everyone. I lost my dad to pancreatic cancer and have had many other family members and friends battle this deadly disease. I want lawmakers to make cancer issues a legislative priority.

I hope you’ll consider raising your voice this election with ACS CAN or another organization. You can find more information about the group I volunteer with at

Pam Fontem

ACS CAN volunteer

Lake City, Minn.