Advocacy Day

Equal Hope has made the tough decision to move our Day at the Capitol on May 5th, from an in-person event to a virtual day of action.  Our main priority is keeping you, our staff and our community safe.


Our day may look different, but our impact will be the same: make fighting cancer a top priority among our lawmakers as a loud and united grassroots voice in the fight against cancer.  


Our team will be in touch with you over the next few weeks as to how this day will look, but we ask you to share the change in our Day at the Capitol format and continue encouraging your friends, colleagues, family and neighbors to register, using the link below.

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. In addition to participating in legislator meetings, we also like to recognize our most supportive lawmakers with a rally and photo in the capitol rotunda.

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. This year, nearly 100 advocates joined us in Springfield to fight for an equal chance at survival for ALL women.