Maryland Cancer Action Center


Action Center

Urge support for healthy vending in Montgomery County

To help improve the health and reduce chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease, healthy food and beverage options should be made widely available in vending machines. Please urge the Montgomery County Council to pass the Healthy Vending bill.

Latest Updates

March 28, 2017

About two dozen cancer patients, survivors and advocates from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) rallied at the Maryland Capitol today in support of restoring funding for comprehensive tobacco education to $21 million annually.

March 7, 2017

About a dozen cancer patients, survivors and volunteers rallied outside the Salisbury office of U.S. Rep. Andy Harris earlier today to deliver the message that any changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) must maintain critical patient protections while ensuring that coverage is affordable and adequate. Any changes to the law should provide equal or better coverage of cancer prevention, treatment and follow-up care.

January 4, 2017
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming

States would likely face increased costs and cancer patients and survivors could face delayed preventive, diagnostic and curative care under alternative Medicaid financing models being considered by Congress. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) today sent a letter detailing the organization’s concerns to select governors...

November 1, 2016

During October volunteers collected over 1000 petitions at American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Events from across the state, These petitions will be delivered during November to Members of Congress to ask them to fund prevention programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and fund

State Contacts

Sherry McCammon
Grassroots Manager
Bonita Pennino
Government Relations Director
Ray Carson
Associate Director, Media Advocacy
Southern Region

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.