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Life & Breath Rally

Nov 2 @ 11:00 am

- Free

If you plan to attend the Life & Breath Rally and would like to represent Minnesota’s A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation, please contact info@abreathofhope.org for a t-shirt or hat.

The Life & Breath Rally
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.

 

This event is hosted by Life & Breath. For all event information, visit the Life & Breath website. Tickets are free and registration is encouraged. Click here to register.

From Life & Breath: “Lung Cancer is a National Emergency and must be declared as such. This step will allow an increase in desperately needed research funding. We represent the 433 Americans who die every day because of this disease, the deadliest of all cancers. Our goal is to have enough participants to stage a die-in of 433 people. We need Congress to see what this disease actually looks like.

Specific location on Capitol grounds to be announced. Participants are encouraged to bring their own signs, posters, etc., to the Rally, with the understanding that these items may not be brought into or near the Capitol Building. Members of the media will be invited.

Speakers/participants will include members of the Congressional Lung Cancer Caucus (or their staff), with cooperation from the office of U.S. Representative Rick Nolan, founder and co-chair. Representative Nolan’s daughter, Katherine Bensen, a Stage IV lung cancer survivor, will also be in attendance, as well as noted advocate Chris Draft (as of 9/26).

As this is an unbranded, grassroots event, participants are free to wear clothing representing their favorite lung cancer organizations, if desired. All organizations and their volunteers are welcome. There will be no fundraising as we are not a nonprofit nor do we represent one. Our goal is to provide a unified presence for the purpose of Lung Cancer advocacy.

Participants are encouraged to make appointments on their own to see their elected U.S. Representative and Senators to occur after 1 p.m. when the Rally is scheduled to conclude. We can provide an informational packet, or participants are free hand out their own organizations’ literature when these visits are made. You can find your elected officials here.