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 "cancer"

August 15, 2014

Small Town Relay For Life Events Make Big Waves for Advocacy

One of the first things many people think of when they hear Š—“the American Cancer SocietyŠ— is its signature event, Relay For Life. At Relay events across the globe, communities, survivors, caregivers and families come together for a 12- to 24-hour event to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones and fight back against a disease that too many of us have experienced. The Š—“fight backŠ— portion of the event is where advocacy plays a major role.

July 15, 2014

The Case for Increasing Access to Medicaid

A recent White House report found that millions of uninsured Americans continue to lack access to health care coverage because a number of state lawmakers and/or governors have chosen not to broaden access to Medicaid.

May 23, 2014

Don't Fry Day: Louisiana, Minnesota Protecting Minors from Indoor Tanning

The summer season kicks off today with Don't Fry Day, an annual day dedicated to encouraging good sun safety behavior to prevent skin cancer. As the American Cancer Society's Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Len, will tell you, it's critically important to wear good sunscreen and shade your skin from the sun starting at an early age. In addition to protecting yourself from the harmful rays of the sun, it's also important to avoid indoor tanning beds -- especially important for youth.