Call a Talk Show

Calling the television or radio talk shows in your area is a great way to help get your message to thousands of listeners. Call your local radio and television stations and ask if they have any talk shows.

If so and the topic is relevant, make an effort to call in and share short, concise statements about current cancer-related issues. If there is a cancer-related bill making its way through the legislative process, the host may keep the topic on the air for several minutes.

Also, try contacting the producer of the call-in program and urge him or her to cover a specific cancer-related issue. Give the producer the American Cancer Society telephone number to ensure a knowledgeable participant for the program you are suggesting.

If the program is a go, be sure to inform your friends and family, and encourage them to listen and actively participate in the show.