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Cancer advocates push U.S. legislation

Cancer advocates push U.S. legislation

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Members of an organization dedicated to finding a cure for cancer are in town Saturday.

Volunteers with the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network participated in the Maple Leaf Parade.

The nonpartisan group lobby political candidates to make curing cancer a national priority.

According to the organization, 90 people from Wisconsin are diagnosed with cancer each day.

Volunteers say cancer should be an important issue for the U.S. senate.

"We want cancer to end and we're so close. And we feel that if the legislators look closely at cancer issues, it's going to happen. We're going to find a cure for cancer," Linda DeGarmo, a Cancer Action Network volunteer, said.

The American Cancer Society says 1.7 million Americans each year are affected by cancer.

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