Shelby Berger

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Read July 15, 2019

Advocate Spotlight: Heather Badt

Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in advocacy in their home state, their community, with elected officials, and more. Read on to learn more about our featured advocate for July 2019, and her background as a cancer survivor turned advocate. If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!
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Read May 15, 2019

Advocate Spotlight: Kim Czubaruk

Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in advocacy in their home state, their community, with elected officials, and more. Read on to learn more about our featured advocate for May 2019, and her background advocating on behalf of her daughter. If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!
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Read April 15, 2019

Advocate Spotlight: Kelly Hendershot

Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in advocacy in their home state, their community, with elected officials, and more. Read on to learn more about our featured advocate for April, 2019, and her advice for overcoming fears and jumping into advocacy. If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!
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Read March 13, 2019

Advocate Spotlight: Heather Hall

Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in advocacy in their home state, their community, with elected officials, and more. Read on to learn more about our featured advocate for March, 2019, and her inspiring story and engagement with advocacy at CSC and beyond. If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!
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Read February 19, 2019

Advocate Spotlight: Caren Lock

Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in advocacy in their home state, their community, with elected officials, and more. Read on to learn more about our featured advocate for February, 2019, and her passion for women's issues. If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!
Read January 15, 2019

Advocate Spotlight: Becky Franks

Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in advocacy in their home state, their community, with elected officials, and more. Read on to learn more about our featured advocate for January, 2019, and her incredible advocacy resume. If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!
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Read December 3, 2018

Advocate Spotlight: Shannon La Cava

Each month, the Cancer Policy Insitute profiles advocates who have been engaged in advocacy in their home state, their community, with elected officials, and more. Read on to learn more about our featured advocate for the month of December and her recent dive into advocacy. If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!
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Read October 23, 2018

Advocate Spotlight: Yovana Portillo, Phoenix, Arizona

Each month, the Cancer Policy Insitute profiles advocates who have been engaged in advocacy in their home state, their community, with elected officials, and more. Read on to learn more about our featured advocate for the month of October and her passion to advocate for and destigmatize lung cancer. If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!
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Read September 27, 2018

Advocate Spotlight: Michael Holtz, Knoxville, Tennessee

Each month, the Cancer Policy Insitute profiles advocates who have been engaged in advocacy in their home state, their community, with elected officials, and more. Read on to learn more about our featured advocate for the month of September and his passion to advocate for education, patient support, and policy change. If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!
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Read August 30, 2018

Advocate Spotlight: Mirchelle Louis, Dallas, Texas

Each month, the Cancer Policy Insitute will be profiling advocates who have been engaged in advocacy in their home state, their community, with elected officials, and more. Read on to learn more about our featured advocate for the month of August and her passion for defending and increasing access to health care for all . If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!
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Read July 31, 2018

Advocate Spotlight: Marcia Donziger, Denver, Colorado

Each month, the Cancer Policy Insitute will be profiling advocates who have been engaged in advocacy in their home state, their community, with elected officials, and more. Read on to learn more about our featured advocate for the month of July and her passion for helping all those impacted by cancer and their families. If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!
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Read June 25, 2018

Administration’s New Rule Could Put Patients’ Health Coverage at Risk

Back in January, the Trump Administration proposed a new rule that would expand the availability of Association Health Plans (AHPs) that are exempt from regulations like the 10 essential health benefits (EHBs) set by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare). This week, the Trump Administration released a finalized policy to allow loosely affiliated business to band together as AHPs and offer plans that are not held to many important ACA consumer protections.
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Read May 14, 2018

Advocate Spotlight: Libby Mullin, Washington, D.C.

Each month, the Cancer Policy Insitute will be profiling advocates who have been engaged in advocacy in their home state, their community, with elected officials, and more. Read on to learn more about our featured advocate for the month of May and her years in advocacy on Capitol Hill and with her own consulting practice. If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!
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Read April 12, 2018

Advocate Spotlight: Lee Tomlinson, Los Angeles, California

Each month, the Cancer Policy Insitute will be profiling advocates who have been engaged in advocacy in their home state, their community, with elected officials, and more. Read on to learn more about our featured advocate for the month of April and his passion for promoting patient-centered, heart-driven compassionate care. If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!
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Read February 1, 2018

Advocate Spotlight: Bev Soult, President/CEO of CSC Central Ohio

"By becoming an advocate, at any level, we are able to unify our organization throughout the nation and become one voice for Cancer Support Community/Gilda’s Club, advocating for all cancer patients and survivors." Read more from Bev about her own experience in advocacy, and her advice for those wanting to get more involved.
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Read December 7, 2017

No One Goes It Alone

Cancer patients can feel helpless and lost in the fight against an overwhelming foe. Kim Thiboldeaux and the Cancer Support Community ensure they and their families have somebody to lean on.