24 May The Spectrum of Advocacy
Are you interested in becoming an advocate? It’s likely that you already are!
The Spectrum of Advocacy shows many of the ways that you can be an advocate in the cancer community. From advocating for yourself, to advocating through social media, to policy and legislative advocacy, there are endless ways that you can use your voice, share your personal story, and help others!
Triage Cancer also has a new Quick Guide on some different ways that you can get involved in Research & Scientific Advocacy efforts, such as:
- Advocating for more research funding;
- Applying to become a reviewer of research grants;
- Attending a research conference as a patient advocate; and
- Serving as a patient representative on an Institutional Review Board.
Hopefully, you can see on the spectrum to advocacy that engaging in advocacy doesn’t have to be complicated or take a lot of time.
Don’t forget: it is an election year (which is hard to do is you turn on a television or a radio)!
If there are issues that you care about, make sure to ask the candidates about their stance on those issues!
And don’t forget to vote in the primary and general elections in your state. It’s the simplest way to use your voice and to make a difference. Every vote counts.
Remember . . . if you don’t vote, then you can’t complain!
For more resources on advocacy, visit http://triagecancer.org/advocacy.
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