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Cancer survivors hope to make an impact at the state capitol on Wednesday

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Posted at 8:16 AM, Apr 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-25 08:16:47-04

There will be a sea of blue t-shirts at the state capitol on Wednesday as over 100 cancer patients and survivors will unite for Cancer Awareness Day in Lansing.

The day-long event starts at nine and gives patients and advocates a chance to speak with their lawmakers.

They are asking the legislature to approve giving chronically ill patients easier access to care and an increase in funding for tobacco prevention programs.

They want to urge lawmakers to make fighting cancer a priority and act on the behalf of the victims to pass public health policies that will put an end to cancer, they say.

Here is the schedule for the day:
9 a.m.- 3 p.m. volunteer training and legislative meetings
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. volunteers and staff available for interviews

This is taking place at the Michigan State Capitol, outside the governor's office on the second floor.