The American Cancer Society and ACS CAN jointly entered into a new partnership with the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC). Through this collaboration, ACS CAN, the American Cancer Society and NBJC will raise awareness about cancer issues in the Black LGBT community through educational initiatives and advocacy efforts.
Blog posts tagged "advocacy"
Nearly 100 cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state of Florida traveled to Tallahassee last week to ask Florida lawmakers to support the creation of a Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Taskforce.
As the days get warmer and the sun gets hotter it's more important than ever to raise awareness about skin cancer and the dangers of tanning. That's why the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention designated the Friday before Memorial Day as Don't Fry Day.
I recently returned from one of the best events ACS CAN hosts all year the State Lead Ambassador Summit. With one in every state, State Lead Ambassadors (SLAs) are ACS CAN's top ranking grassroots volunteers. They coordinate all volunteer-led work across their state.
As we observe Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday, we should consider his inspiring statement when he said that "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are we doing for others?'" Dr. King's work impacted millions of Americans.
After nearly 40 years of volunteer work for the American Cancer Society, I came on board as the ACS CAN Board Chair in November of last year. I'm now directly involved in advocacy more than I've ever been before, and I wanted to share with you some highlights of what we're looking forward to in 2012.
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.