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 "advocacy"

April 18, 2017

Pursuing Health Equity Through New and Diverse Partnerships

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.

February 26, 2015

Florida Advocates Call for Quality of Life Taskforce

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.

May 25, 2012

Don't Fry Day

As the days get warmer and the sun gets hotter itŠ—'s more important than ever to raise awareness about skin cancer and the dangers of tanning. ThatŠ—'s why the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention designated the Friday before Memorial Day as Š—“DonŠ—'t Fry Day.Š—

May 8, 2012

Meet Me in St. Louis: ACS CANŠ—'s SLA Summit

I recently returned from one of the best events ACS CAN hosts all year Š—– the State Lead Ambassador Summit. With one in every state, State Lead Ambassadors (SLAs) are ACS CANŠ—'s top ranking grassroots volunteers. They coordinate all volunteer-led work across their state.

January 16, 2012

A Day of Service

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.

January 13, 2012

Robert R. Kugler: Looking Forward to 2012

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. IŠ—'m now directly involved in advocacy more than IŠ—'ve ever been before, and I wanted to share with you some highlights of what weŠ—'re looking forward to in 2012.

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.