thank you for including life-saving dollars in the budget!
Dear [Decision Maker],
As a volunteer for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, I want to thank you for including $300,000 in the Senate version of the state budget for the Indiana State Department of Health to use for colorectal cancer screenings and diagnostic services!In 2019 an estimated 3,360 Hoosiers will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 1,110 will die from the disease and Indiana's screening rate is only 65% - well below the national average. We also know that cancers that are found at an early stage are easier to treat and lead to greater survival and we know that uninsured and under-insured people have lower screening rates, resulting in a greater risk of being diagnosed at a later, more advanced and more costly stage of disease.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]