ACS - Candlelight Vigil 11/3 Calling For Health Care Reform Now

Cancer Advocates Gathering at State House Tomorrow Evening

New Hampshire citizens who have been touched by cancer will be holding a candlelight vigil on Tuesday, November 3, on the steps of the State House in Concord. As the debate on national healthcare reform enters its final phases, local cancer advocates are joining together to remind everyone that health care reform is about saving lives.

The American Cancer Society wants people to be able to get the treatment they need, at a cost they can afford, through continuous coverage that they can easily understand. No cancer patient should ever have to choose between saving their lives or their life savings.

WHAT:         Local residents sharing their experiences with the current healthcare system and calling upon our lawmakers to reform healthcare now, not later.

WHO:         Cheryl Cutting of Sanbornton, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) State Lead Ambassador, will host the event and conduct an “empty table ceremony” to symbolize the courage and determination of those fighting cancer.
Karen White of Weare, also of ACS CAN, will speak about her own experience with cancer and struggling for access to adequate health care.
Dr. Jeanna Walsh, of New Hampshire Oncology-Hematology PA, will provide a physician’s perspective on the issues.

WHEN:         Tuesday, November 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:         State House, Concord, NH

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Founded in 1913 and with national headquarters in Atlanta, the Society has 13 regional Divisions and local offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across the United States. For more information anytime, call toll free 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit