Maryland Cancer Action Center


Action Center

Up the tobacco sales age to 21

Tobacco use is the #1 cause of death in the U.S. and 92,000 Maryland youth alive today will ultimately die prematurely from smoking. This number is staggering.

Latest Updates

August 9, 2018
District Of Columbia, Maryland

Virginia lags behind Maryland and D.C. in implementing proven cancer-fighting public health policies according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The Virginia Legislature’s inaction on these policies contributes to higher lung cancer incidence and death rates.

July 2, 2018

Help our state meet our challenge to send 1,000 Lights of Hope Bags to the Nation’s Capitol by making a donation in honor of or in memory of a loved one. What is Lights of HOPE? The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will be honoring those who

June 2, 2018

On June 2, 2018 ACS CAN attended the "Knocking cancer out of the ballpark" night at the Bowie Baysox baseball game. During the game, volunteers raised awareness about cancer and collected petitions to urge lawmakers to make cancer a national priority. Brittany Avin and Jacqueline Beale who are survivors and

May 15, 2018

Thank you to Michele Williams, ACS CAN volunteer Co-Lead Ambassador for Maryland and to all of the advocates from many health organizations who attended One Voice Against Cancer Day on Capitol Hill to urge Congress to sustain funding for cancer research and prevention programs. You too can ask your lawmaker

State Contacts

Sherry McCammon
Grassroots Manager
Jocelyn Collins
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.