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Blog posts tagged "cancer research funding"

September 1, 2017

Cancer Communities Across the Country Rally for Research

September 1, 2017

Advancements in cancer research are saving more lives than ever. That’s why increasing federal funding for cancer research is one of our top priorities. Without consistent increases in federal research funding, new treatments and tests may not reach cancer patients who need them the most, like Erin Burns from Minnesota.

July 21, 2017

Amplifying Community Voices Through Relay For Life

July 21, 2017

We need more communities to join our movement to end cancer through legislative and policy change. One way in which we engage communities to do this is through our integration with the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life®.

June 14, 2017

OVAC Lobby Day: Funding Cancer Research

June 14, 2017

Last week, nearly 120 advocates, including several ACS CAN volunteers, asked their lawmakers to fund cancer research as part of the 18th annual One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC) lobby day. We must keep the momentum going.

October 28, 2016

The Race to Beat Cancer is Both a Sprint and a Marathon

October 28, 2016

Running a marathon is not an easy task. It requires stamina, discipline and determination. It is mentally and physically exhausting and it’s something 74-year-old cancer survivor Don Wright is about to do for the 100th time next month in Philadelphia.

July 8, 2016

National Cancer Moonshot Summit Offers Historic Opportunity

July 8, 2016

The National Cancer Moonshot Summit in Washington, D.C., in June presented a historic opportunity for the top minds in science, medicine, patient advocacy and business to come together and start the serious work of accelerating progress in the fight against cancer.

March 26, 2015

Guest Post: On the Cusp of New Hope

March 26, 2015

I know I am not alone in being touched by cancer Š—– in fact, this is a universal experience in America. But I was heartened to participate in the One Degree campaign launch in Washington, DC last week, to help raise awareness about the way cancer touches all of us and the importance of sustained federal funding for cancer research.

March 19, 2015

Star Power & Grassroots Might Launch One Degree Project

March 19, 2015

TuesdayŠ—'s event to launch the One Degree Project on Capitol Hill was such a success that IŠ—'m still in awe today. We had a room full of celebrities, lawmakers, partners from the cancer community and passionate advocates from every state all calling on Congress to increase cancer research funding.