Letters to the Editors
Letters to the Editors
Sending a letter to your local newspaper editor is a simple and effective way to educate readers about lymphoma/CLL and policy issues that are most important to the cancer community and the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF).
Members of Congress and their staff often review the opinion section of local and regional newspapers in order to understand which issues are most important to their constituents. For that reason, the below letters have been written to assist LRF Advocates and passionate community members respond to articles that have presented information on the federal budget, federal support for cancer research, or cancer issues generally.
Here are a few tips to help you write a letter to the editor (LTE):
- Personalize Your Story – By sharing details of your own experience or why the cause is important to you, you can help connect with others and inspire them to take action.
- Be Direct – Keep your message short and concise so it’s easy for readers to understand your point.
- Make it Local – Appeal to local readers by sharing with them why this issue is important to your community and encourage them to also contact local legislators.
- End with a Call to Action – This is your chance to encourage people to do something, so use it. You can encourage lawmakers to take action on a piece of legislation or readers to join in support of an issue.
Prioritizing Cancer Survivors through The Comprehensive Cancer Survivorship Act (CCSA)
A cancer survivor is defined as anyone living with a history of cancer — from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. Better diagnostic tools and more effective treatments play a critical part in improved survival rates; however, the challenge now facing many survivors is how to achieve long-term quality of life after treatment has ended. The Comprehensive Cancer Survivorship Act (CCSA) will set new standards of care to ensure the best and most seamless experience for survivors, their families, and caregivers, throughout their survivorship journey, from diagnosis to end of life. It addresses gaps in survivorship care and develops necessary standards to improve the overall quality of care, navigation, and coordination for patients and loved ones.
Support Cancer Survivors During Blood Cancer Awareness Month
September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. A time for members of the lymphoma/chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) community to drive awareness and educate those around them about the unique challenges that cancer survivors face.
Help Advance the Comprehensive Cancer Survivorship Act (CCSA)
The Comprehensive Cancer Survivorship Act (CCSA) will set new standards of care to ensure the best and most seamless experience for survivors and their loved ones throughout their survivorship journey, from diagnosis to end of life.
Prioritizing the Needs of Cancer Survivors is More Important Than Ever
With more than 18 million cancer survivors in the United States, and 26 million expected by 2040, there is an urgent need to empower them with the best possible resources and care to face the challenges associated with cancer.
To learn more about these opportunities, email LRF at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023 Public Policy Agenda
The Public Policy Agenda outlines LRF’s policy priorities for the year ahead and will direct the efforts of thousands of patient and caregiver advocates across the United States.