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.
Uri Martos leads our volunteer action team in Hawaii. She shares how her sister recruited her to ACS CAN and planned all along for Uri to one day be such an active volunteer. And now she wants you to know about all of the fun she and her fellow volunteers...
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.