2024 ACS CAN Rio Grande Valley Breakfast

Friday, April 19, 2024 - 7:30amCST
Harlingen Convention Center
701 Harlingen Heights Dr
Harlingen, TX 78552

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Please join us for the 

2024 ACS CAN Rio Grande Valley Breakfast  

Shaping Tomorrow: Inspiring Hope and Health Equity in Nuestras Comunidades

Highlighting the unique challenges and opportunities to prevent and treat cancer in our communities


The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is the nation's leading advocacy organization working every day to make issues facing cancer patients a national and state priority. 


The ACS CAN Texas Rio Grande Valley Breakfast is a first time event that aims to bring together leaders from the business, education, medical, government and research communities to advance the work of ACS CAN. The event not only unites those in Texas who are fighting to end cancer, itserves to support ACS CAN and its work. A recent study by the American Cancer Society finds at least 42% of newly diagnosed cancers in the US – about 750,000 cases in 2021 – are potentially avoidable. The Rio Grande Valley forum will discuss what is being done across the Region to detect cancers early, increase equitable access to treatment and policy solutions to reduce the burden of cancer in the Rio Grande Valley.

The panel discussion will include key stakeholders throughout the health community,including leaders in business, academia, public policy, patient advocacy, provider groups, as well as other key stakeholders – exploring the following questions:

  • How are evidence-based screening programs improving cancer outcomes in the Region?

  • How can we improve patient access to screenings to improve cancer mortality in our communities?

  • What policies does ACS CAN advocate for that ensure access to quality cancer screeningand treatment for all Texans?



Ways to Support ACS CAN's Impact

Join us and together we can save lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

  • To learn more about Event Sponsorship please contact James Gray

For more information please call or email James Gray at 512.350.4152 or [email protected]


Thank you to our Sponsors! 

ACS CAN is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major public health problem through issue campaigns and voter education aimed at influencing lawmakers and candidates to support laws & policies to help defeat cancer. ACS CAN utilizes its expert lobbying, policy, grassroots, and communications capacity to amplify the voices of patients in support of laws and policies that save lives from cancer. Partnerships are critical to the success of our work. ACS CAN was founded in 2001 as the nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society.
Contributions or membership payments to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc. are not tax deductible.