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.
For 20 years ACS CAN has been 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.
DonnaMarie Woodson has been an ACS CAN volunteer for five years and is a founding member of our Black Volunteer Caucus. Her ACS CAN work all started with a letter-to-the-editor she wrote that was published in the Charlotte Observer. And since that moment, she's been full speed head advocoating for...
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.