Chris Hansen, ACS CAN President

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May 8, 2017

Guest Post: Giving a Face to Childhood Cancer Action Day

Last week was Childhood Cancer Action Day in Washington, D.C., where ACS CAN volunteer Heather Adler and her daughter, Abby, urged their members of Congress to increase funding for childhood cancer research. This guest blog post is from Heather, detailing their experience advocating on behalf of cancer patients.

May 4, 2017

Engaging Youth in ACS CAN’s Days at the Capitol

Last week, Pennsylvania held its Day at the Capitol (DatC) where advocates from across the state came together to ask their lawmakers to make cancer a legislative priority. Our volunteers in Pennsylvania this year skewed a bit younger than volunteer groups in years past.

April 18, 2017

Pursuing Health Equity Through New and Diverse Partnerships

The American Cancer Society and ACS CAN jointly entered into a new partnership with the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC). Through this collaboration, ACS CAN, the American Cancer Society and NBJC will raise awareness about cancer issues in the Black LGBT community through educational initiatives and advocacy efforts.

April 3, 2017

Take Me Out to the Tobacco-free Ball Game

America’s pastime is back and I can hardly wait to get to my first game of the season. I’m even more excited for the 2017 season because, for the first time, nearly half of all Major League Baseball (MLB) stadiums across the country (14 of 30) will be tobacco-free.