Maine Cancer Action Center


Action Center

Register for Day at the Capitol

The Maine Day at the Capitol is a time for those of us whose lives have been impacted by cancer to come together in Augusta from all parts of the state to share our stories and talk with our elected officials about making the fight against cancer a priority.

Latest Updates

July 20, 2017

AUGUSTA - The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) applauds the Maine legislature for their overwhelming bipartisan support of LD1170. The legislation raises the age of sale for tobacco products, including electronic smoking devices, from 18 to 21. The bill now heads to Governor LePage for signature. The

June 30, 2017

AUGUSTA – June 30, 2017 – This statement is being issued in response to the legislature’s decision to re-allocate $10 million in tobacco settlement dollars in the state budget deal, including $2 million per year in cuts to Maine’s tobacco control program, as well as making additional deep cuts to

May 31, 2017

AUGUSTA – May 31, 2017– Senator Tom Saviello was awarded the Distinguished Advocacy Award, a prestigious honor bestowed by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in recognition of his commitment to increase access to care and improve the quality of life for cancer patients in Maine. The

May 30, 2017

AUGUSTA – MAY 30 – Today, cancer survivors, youth advocates and medical professionals from across the state gathered in Augusta, alongside public health advocacy groups, to urge the legislature to support policies that would help fight cancer in Maine. The visit was part of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action

State Contacts

Chris Feeney
Maine Grassroots Manager
Hilary Schneider
Maine Director Government Relations
Amber Herting
Associate Director, Media Advocacy

Share Your Story

Do you have a personal story about how cancer has impacted you or someone you love? Real stories are how ACS CAN ensures that no one becomes a statistic.