I’m can’t wait to look out across the room full of our volunteer leaders and feel their power, energy and enthusiasm as they bring our mission to the halls of Congress.
We’re proud to join the cancer community this September in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and will continue to focus our advocacy efforts year-round to improve the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for childhood cancer patients and survivors.
State and local lawmakers have the potential – and responsibility – to implement policies proven to reduce the cancer burden, and our annual How Do You Measure Up? report measures state efforts to pass policy solutions that will save lives from cancer.
Atlanta, a city renowned for its global influence in music, business and public health, has taken definitive action to protect the health of its workers and to honor everyone’s right to breathe clean air by passinsg a smoke-free ordinance.
Last fall, ACS CAN Florida staff and volunteers joined public health advocates statewide in celebration when Florida voters overwhelmingly supported updating the state’s smoke-free law to include electronic cigarettes. Now, they’re celebrating again as the law is implemented next week.