Cancer survivors rally for cure at the Capitol

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A rally at the Capitol is expected to call on state law makers to pay closer attention to cancer related issues and programs.

Tuesday is the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network Day, which is an important day for those battling the disease.

Cancer survivors from across the state will share their stories with legislators. Their goal is to urge law makers to strengthen and maintain cancer detection and screening programs in the state.

Officials say an estimated 100,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer in New York this year, which is why organizers say days like these can make a difference.

The event starts today at 10 a.m. at the State Capitol.

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