Chris Hansen, ACS CAN President

ACS CAN President Lisa Lacasse shares her views on the impact of advocacy on the cancer fight.


Blog posts tagged "NCAA"

September 12, 2017

NCAA Basketball Coaches Share Cancer Stories on Capitol Hill

Coaches John Gallagher from the University of Hartford,  Jeff Jones from Old Dominion University,  Jack Murphy from Northern Arizona University, and  Josh Pastner from Georgia Tech University joined ACS CAN volunteers on Capitol Hill to urge Congress to make the fight against cancer a priority. 

February 16, 2016

Taking a Stand at the Statehouse

ACS CANŠ—'s Indiana Day at the Capitol event was one of nearly 50 similar events scheduled to take place in almost every state and the District of Columbia between January and May this year. During 2016 state sessions ACS CAN will be working to convince lawmakers to pass comprehensive smoke-free laws, increase tobacco taxes, improving the quality of life for cancer patients, prohibit the use of tanning devices for minors and guarantee access to health care and lifesaving cancer screenings.

September 16, 2013

NCAA Basketball Coaches Join ACS CAN on Lobby Day

At a rally on Tuesday morning with our volunteers, the coaches shared their personal stories and connections to cancer. Each of them also emphasized the importance of Congress restoring funding for cancer research if weŠ—'re ever going to beat this disease.

January 4, 2012

Orange Bowl Scraps Cigar Sponsorship

Tobacco has no place in athletics, and certainly not at any of the nationŠ—'s premiere sporting events that are very popular and widely televised. ThatŠ—'s why IŠ—'m incredibly grateful to advocates from a coalition of 10 public health groups, including ACS CAN, who were the driving force behind the Orange Bowl CommitteeŠ—'s and National Collegiate Athletic AssociationŠ—'s (NCAA) recent decision to cancel Camacho CigarsŠ—' sponsorship of the Orange Bowl, which will be played tonight.

November 22, 2011

Thankful for Partners

At ACS CAN, we are thankful for the advocacy work our many partners do every day to help our mission of making cancer a national priority with lawmakers. As the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, we are fortunate to have the following as just some of our program partners who are fighting back against cancer.

September 30, 2011

Coaches Team Up to Fight Cancer

Anyone who meets me learns pretty quickly that I am a huge sports fan. So it was a privilege to share the stage with three NCAA Division I basketball coaches on Tuesday for our Coaches vs.