Monday, August 27, 2007
Where Does Your Candidate Stand?
The Lance Armstrong Foundation is once again bringing the fight against cancer to the forefront of our national conscience. The Livestrong Presidential Cancer Forum will take place today and tomorrow (broadcast on MSNBC). For the first time in history, presidential hopefuls will come together to discuss their plans for a national cancer policy. The debate will be moderated by Lance Armstrong and Hardball's Chris Matthews.

Let's face it, we are still more than a year away from the election and it already feels like there have been a number of forums/debates; however, I believe this forum is important for many reasons. As I have gone through the various stages of cancer treatment and recovery, I have learned quite clearly just how political an issue it is. Everything from what drugs are available to what is covered under Medicaid or what your insurance company is required to provide for you are government funded or government mandated. Our government has made medical decisions on my behalf so it is important for me to fully understand the candidates' positions prior to casting my vote.

If you had the chance, what questions would you ask the candidates? You can explore questions posed by a panel of experts at Go on, visit them and post your comments to their questions. And don't forget to tune in to MSNBC on television or webcast at 10:00 a.m. CT for the Livestrong Presidential Cancer Forum. For some background on each of the participating candidates, you can check out this article I wrote for

Congratulations to the Lance Armstrong Foundation for all their efforts in creating this historic event.

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