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Perham woman takes the fight against cancer to Washington, D.C.

Submitted photo Robianne Schultz recently met with Rep. Collin Peterson during a trip to the nation's capital.

Last week, Robianne Schultz from Perham traveled to Washington, D.C., to represent cancer patients and survivors from the East Otter Tail County area, calling on Congress to make cancer a national priority.

Schultz joined more than 600 American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteers from across the country to ask lawmakers in the nation's capital to protect funding for cancer research and prevention programs.

Schultz met with Representative Collin Peterson about the need to put partisanship aside on behalf of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors in the U.S., as well as the more than 1.6 million people who will be diagnosed this year.

As a cancer patient and survivor, Schultz is aware of the struggles that face cancer patients and the need for programs and services for the people of East Otter Tail County and across Minnesota.

Schultz and other volunteers advocate for funding for cancer research and prevention. They also want to make legislation that would improve the quality of life for cancer patients a top priority. 

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