Washington Cancer Action Center


Latest Updates

January 10, 2018

2018 Washington State Legislative Priorities Cancer is one of the most preventable and increasingly curable life-threatening diseases – but only if we take the steps necessary to prevent it outright, detect it early, and improve access to care. To

November 28, 2017

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A renewed effort has just been launched to raise the smoking age in Washington from 18 years old up to 21. It would make this the third state in the country to do that, following in the footsteps of California and Hawaii. Read Full Story

September 12, 2017

U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award, the most esteemed award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) for her dedication to protecting patient access to adequate and affordable health care coverage, increasing federal cancer research funding and her career-long support for policies and programs intended to end death and suffering from cancer.

September 11, 2017

Eunice Hosttetter, a breast cancer survivor from Kirkland, Wash., was honored as the State Lead Ambassador of the Year by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) for her commitment to cancer advocacy.

Washington Events

January 30, 2018
Olympia, WA

Join advocates from across Washington as we convene in Olympia for ACS CAN's annual Day at the Capitol. This full day program will educate advocates on ACS CAN's 2018 legislative priorities & provide training on holding a legislaitve meeting before advocates meet with their elected officials. Anyone is welcome to...

State Contacts

Mary McHale
Government Relations Director
Noe Baker
Senior Specialist, Media Advocacy
Alma Gottlieb-McHale
Washington Grassroots Manager

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