Advocating for cancer research at the federal, state, and local levels of government is an important part of the Joan's Foundation mission.
Check this page frequently for calls to action about specific legislation.
In the meantime, you can send an email to your legislator that you support funding for Head and Neck Cancer research.
Find your Senator at http://www.senate.gov/
Find your Representatives at http://www.house.gov/.
The American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)
From the ACS CAN website:
"ACS CAN is the nation’s leading cancer advocacy organization that is working every day to make cancer issues a national priority.
Many of the most important decisions about cancer are made outside of your doctor’s office. Instead, they are made by your state legislature, in Congress and in the White House. ACS CAN empowers regular people to be part of the growing national movement that is fighting back against cancer.
ACS CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, is holding lawmakers accountable for their words and their actions. We demand that our leaders not only talk about fighting cancer but take real steps toward decreasing the number of people suffering and dying from cancer."
Click here to view the specific actions listed by ACS CAN as priority issues at the Federal and State level.