2021 ACS CAN California Legislative Awards Reception

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 5:00pm

Please join us for the 2021 ACS CAN California Legislative Awards Reception.


Pre-Registration has now closed. You may register day of the event at https://acscan.windrosemedia.com.

Click on the “If you did not pre-register, click here” button to access the event.

This virtual event will honor top California policy makers who have championed critical, evidence-based policies that advance ACS CAN’s mission to eliminate cancer.  It will also provide an opportunity to hear from a distinguished panel discussing disparities in colorectal cancer screening.

Wednesday, June 23rd

5:00 - 6:15 pm


Honoring Legislator of the Year:

  • The Honorable Dr. Shirley N. Weber

California Secretary of State

Also recognizing Local Champions:

  • The Honorable Nathan Fletcher / Chair, Board of Supervisors, County of San Diego

  • The Honorable Lydia Kou / Palo Alto City Council

  • The Honorable Mark Ridley-Thomas / Los Angeles City Council


Colorectal Cancer Panel Featuring:


Assemblymember Mike Gipson

Author of AB342 to reduce barriers to colorectal cancer screening

Cynthia Begay

PhD Candidate, Preventive Medicine

USC Keck School of Medicine

Dr. Daniel "Stony" Anderson

President of the Board of Directors

California Colorectal Cancer Coalition

Folasade (Fola) May, MD PhD, MPhil

Assistant Professor of Medicine

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Associate Director

UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity

Special Thank to Our Sponsors

      -- PRESENTING -- 

ACS CAN CA Leadership Council

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Takeda Logo

  City of Hope Logo

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BMS Logo


Genentech Logo


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PhRMa Logo


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Jansen Oncology Logo

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Carolyn Rhee

Denis Ducey

James Knox

Kaiser Permanente


Olson Remcho

P. Kay Coleman


While this event is free to attend, donations and sponsorships are welcomed and can be made here. 


This event serves to support the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society. With your help, ACS CAN is building a nationwide grassroots movement of advocates to help put fighting cancer at the top of the nation’s agenda by educating the public, lawmakers, candidates, and the media, while also empowering cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and their families to take action.

For more information please call or email Autumn Ogden-Smith at 916-206-9686 or [email protected].

Contributions or membership payments to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc. are not tax deductible.