Maryland Cancer Action Center


Action Center

Invest in Maryland Kids - Fund tobacco prevention programs

92,000 Maryland kids under the age of 18 will ultimately die prematurely from smoking. Please urge your state lawmakers to fund tobacco prevention programs to help prevent kids from ever starting to smoke. 

Latest Updates

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

October 14, 2016

On October 13,2016 a Policy Forum on Palliative Care that brought together key leaders and decision makers in business, education, medical research, cancer care, government, and health policy. This event helped to unite those in Maryland who are fighting to end cancer. Thank you to Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

September 15, 2016

A huge thank you to Maryland ACS CAN legislative ambassadors who attended the annual ACS CAN Leadership Summit and Lobby Day. Ambassadors were on the Hill on September 13, 2016 to urge Congress to make cancer a national priority. The following ambassadors attended representing their congressional districts:Jacqueline Beale, State Lead

Maryland Events

March 15, 2017
Annaopolis, MD

Join us for a Day at the State Capital to meet with your lawmakers to urge them to support important cancer issues: Reducing tobacco use among teens and adults Improving access to care including cancer medications Increasing access to food with high nutrition and low sugar content Breakfast and Briefing...

State Contacts

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

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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.