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If You're a New Yorker -- Here's what you can do to participate:

Today advocates from all over New York are gathering in Albany to urge their state officials to ensure that the essential health benefits established as part of New York’s health insurance exchange include a set of core principles that will protect and benefit cancer patients at all stages of their cancer care. Understandably, not everyone is able to make the trip to Albany, but there are still ways that you can be a part of the action without the travel!

The first is to make your voice heard! By taking just one minute you can join the volunteers on the ground by visiting LLS’s Advocacy Center to send a pre-drafted email urging your representatives to support this legislation. You can even personalize your message so that your representatives understand fully your connection to blood cancer and the importance of ensuring quality care for cancer patients in the essential health benefits package developed in New York. To learn more about this issue, please visit the LLS’s State Campaign webpage.

The second way you can participate is by following the day online! LLS volunteers and staff will be adding content throughout the day on LLS's Advocacy Communiity, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr pages. If you are already a member of these communities, simply log on and follow us throughout the day. If you have not currently signed up for these services, please take a moment to sign up for free today and begin to enjoy all of the great content LLS provides!

Just because you could not make the trip to Albany does not mean you cannot still participate in the day’s activities. Our event begins at 10:30 a.m. Please follow along!


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