Advocacy Day

Registration for Advocacy Day 2022 is now closed.

Advocacy Day is Equal Hope’s annual state lobby day, where we advocate for important cancer and health equity legislation. This year, Equal Hope partnered with several other health equity organizations, including American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, Naperville Area American Association of University Women, Shriver Center on Poverty Law, and Women Employed.

Registration for Advocacy Day 2022 is now closed. Sign up for advocacy alerts for more information about Advocacy Day 2023. 

Advocates have the opportunity to learn more about the Illinois healthcare landscape, network with other health champions, and attend a training on how to engage with legislators.

Anyone can participate in Advocacy Day. No prior advocacy or political experience is required. Cancer survivors, caregivers, and anyone passionate about health equity are encouraged to sign up.

With the help of our “fierce ladies in pink,” we have passed several pieces of legislation including the Breast Excellence in Screening and Treatment Act and have secured over $16 million in additional funding for the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program over the last 5 years.