ACS CAN recently brought together cancer advocates, health care professionals, congressional staff and patients last week on Capitol Hill to address the critical need to preserve funding for the CDC’s important role in cancer prevention at the community level.
Appropriate physical education and an active lifestyle have been among the important issues ACS CAN has focused on over the years. Our staff in NYC are proud New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council released a universal physical education plan for all city schools.
Last week, nearly 120 advocates, including several ACS CAN volunteers, asked their lawmakers to fund cancer research as part of the 18th annual One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC) lobby day. We must keep the momentum going.
World No Tobacco Day, an annual event organized by the World Health Organization, highlights the dangers of tobacco use and promotes tobacco control policies. One victory I’m particularly proud of on this front is a hard-fought win in Guam to increase the age of sale of tobacco products.
Don’t Fry Day: Oklahoma, West Virginia Join the List of States Protecting Minors from Indoor Tanning
Oklahoma and West Virginia as the latest states to pass laws to protect minors from the dangers of indoor tanning. Currently, 15 states and the District of Columbia have adopted comprehensive indoor tanning laws.