Become an Advocate

Lend your voice, passion and experience to improve healthcare systems for people affected by cancer. We rely on passionate volunteers to help advance our policy platform.

Get The Word Out

Follow @livestrongadv on Twitter for updates on our advocacy work.

Stay Informed

Sign up to take action! Join Livestrong’s Advocacy email list and make your voice heard!

Learn About Our Priorities

Read our Policy Platform to learn about our Priorities and why this work is essential.

Our Method

Our advocacy actions include direct lobbying, leading online petitions, grassroots letter writing campaigns, social media, testifying before state and federal policymakers, authoring briefs and position statements, hosting forums, and influencing the federal rule-making process.

Highlights From Recent Initiatives

Why I Advocate

"I thought I knew a lot about cancer, but all that changed when my mother was diagnosed. My mother’s fight made me realize that I needed share my story to advocate for better and more resources to support cancer survivors and their families."

Aimee Thorne-Thomsen, Livestrong Leader, OVAC Participant


Sharing your cancer story with elected officials does make a difference. See examples of our recent success below.

I see patients every day that present with advanced disease because they lacked resources or access to screening that could have diagnosed them at an earlier, more curable stage, so I am passionate about preserving funding for early detection and screening programs.
Greg Boone, M.D., Livestrong Advocate