Ty Ty cancer survivor to lobby for cancer research on Capitol Hi - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Ty Ty cancer survivor to lobby for cancer research on Capitol Hill

(Source: WALB) (Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB) (Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB) (Source: WALB)
Cancer Action Network Lead State Ambassador Lee Turner (Source: WALB) Cancer Action Network Lead State Ambassador Lee Turner (Source: WALB)
TY TY, GA (WALB) -

A South Georgia cancer survivor will be heading to Capitol Hill to lobby for cancer research. 

For the past seven years, Lee Turner has attended the annual Lights of Hope ceremony in Washington D.C. 

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will be honoring those who have been affected by cancer.

And they'll be remembering those we lost from cancer with more than 25,000 memory bags. 

Turner will be advocating for more funds for cancer research and more support for caregivers.

And he'll address a medical loop hole with colorectal cancer. 

"I hope that one day that we don't have to make that journey you know to DC or to Atlanta that you know that with the scientists that we have that there is a cure found so we don't have to continue to lobby for the funds for research," Turner remarked. 

Turner said there are several opportunities for residents to get involved with Cancer Action Network by making calls to local and state legislators. 

Turner will be leaving for Washington on Sunday evening. 

Copyright 2017 WALB. All rights reserved.

Keep up with WALB on the go! 
Follow us on social  
   and download our apps!

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • PetSmart holds national adoption weekend for pets

    PetSmart holds national adoption weekend for pets

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:33 AM EST2018-02-19 05:33:47 GMT
    Nearly 40 animals were adopted out over the weekend at Petsmart. (Source: WALB)Nearly 40 animals were adopted out over the weekend at Petsmart. (Source: WALB)

    Dozens of animals in Southwest Georgia are curled up in new homes tonight.  That's thanks to PetSmart's National Adoption Weekend. Saturday three different Humane Societies from South Georgia brought pets looking for new homes to the Albany PetSmart. 

    More >>

    Dozens of animals in Southwest Georgia are curled up in new homes tonight.  That's thanks to PetSmart's National Adoption Weekend. Saturday three different Humane Societies from South Georgia brought pets looking for new homes to the Albany PetSmart. 

    More >>
  • Black history program honors history maker

    Black history program honors history maker

    Sunday, February 18 2018 11:55 PM EST2018-02-19 04:55:08 GMT
    Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers is the longest serving airman in U.S. history. (Source: WALB)Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers is the longest serving airman in U.S. history. (Source: WALB)

    "I'm always honored but more importantly I'm humbled that folks would honor me for doing the nation's business," said Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers. History-maker Major General Retired Alfred Flowers has been in South Georgia this weekend. 

    More >>

    "I'm always honored but more importantly I'm humbled that folks would honor me for doing the nation's business," said Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers. History-maker Major General Retired Alfred Flowers has been in South Georgia this weekend. 

    More >>
  • South Georgia city honored with state recognition

    South Georgia city honored with state recognition

    Sunday, February 18 2018 11:35 PM EST2018-02-19 04:35:21 GMT
    The City of Tifton was one of 9 communities honored with this recognition. (Source: WALB)The City of Tifton was one of 9 communities honored with this recognition. (Source: WALB)

    The City of Tifton hopes a new honor will help boost its economy and quality of life. This month, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs recognized Tifton for successful planning.

    More >>

    The City of Tifton hopes a new honor will help boost its economy and quality of life. This month, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs recognized Tifton for successful planning.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly