Our staff and volunteer leadership are committed to leveraging advocacy to end suffering and death from cancer.
If we are to succeed in our mission to end suffering and death from cancer, it won't just happen in the doctor's office or research lab. This movement must start at the statehouse and in Congress. And, it will be led by volunteers - regular people whose lives have been impacted by cancer - rallying together to demand change from their elected officials.
ACS CAN is empowering volunteers to do just that - influence change and impact the future of cancer. From gaining dramatic increases in funding for cancer research to ensuring all Americans have access to cancer care, our work is saving lives and leading to new innovative breakthroughs in how to fight this disease.
GETTING INVOLVED. IN YOUR COMMUNITY.
Learn more about what it is like to be a grassroots volunteer from Jess Ivanhoff. Jess lives in a remote Alaskan village that is 1,100 mile from the capitol but still advocates for cancer patients.
The work of our staff and volunteers has contributed to enormous legislative accomplishments at every level of government.
We hold rallies, media events, Days at the Capitol, policy forums and other exciting events in every state across the country.