LAFAYETTE- Lafayette Cancer Survivors to Hold Event for Restored Funding of Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health Program POSTED: MARCH 31, 2012 8:55 AM
WHAT: Cancer survivors and advocates will gather signatures of citizens concerned about funding cuts recently made to the Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health Program at an event called Keep Louisiana Women Covered. Signatures have been gathered at similar events in New Orleans, Monroe, Shreveport, Jonesboro and Baton Rouge.
Cancer survivors and advocates will deliver these signatures to the Louisiana State Capitol to urge legislators to fully restore funding for cancer screenings. Signatures will be gathered on petitions and a large banner, refreshments will be served and people are encouraged to wear pink and teal to represent the fight against breast and cervical cancer.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 3, 2012. 10:00 am – 10:30 am. WHO: Cancer advocates and survivors will rally. Various people will speak.
WHERE: OncoLogics, 4809 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Lafayette, LA 70508. (This is the medical office building next to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital).
WHY: Since 2007, the state has provided $700,000 annually to the Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health Program to provide breast and cervical cancer screenings to low-income, uninsured and underserved women. This year, program funds are being cut which would result in fewer women receiving life-saving cancer screenings.
All concerned Louisiana citizens are encouraged to attend.