Governor Hochul to Receive Policy Wish List During Santa’s Visit to State Capitol

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will join Santa in a visit to Albany, sharing legislative wish list with policymakers

December 12, 2022

ALBANY, NY – DECEMBER 12, 2022 – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and Santa Clause join children throughout New York in preparing a Christmas wish list, to be delivered tomorrow by Old Saint Nick to legislators in Albany.     

WHEN: Santa Clause and his ACS CAN helpers will visit the New York State Capitol on Tuesday, December 13 from 11:30am to 12:30pm. The tour will begin at the Washington Avenue Entrance to the Capitol. From there, the group will proceed up to the 2nd floor and onward.

WHAT: The Christmas list, which will be delivered to Governor Hochul’s office and shared with state lawmakers, contains the following wishes:

  1. Remove financial barriers to colorectal screening by signing A2085-A / S908-B into law
  2. Help patients afford their prescription drugs by signing A1741-A / S5299-A into law
  3. Ensure that ever New Yorker has access to breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening by fully funding the NYS Cancer Services Program
  4. Ensure that every patient who needs it has access to precision medicine by improving access to biomarker testing

WHY: As children across New York prepare and post their Christmas wish lists, Santa Clause is stepping away from the North Pole and joining ACS CAN for a visit to the State Capitol to deliver his personal wish list to Governor Hochul.



The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) makes cancer a top priority for policymakers at every level of government. ACS CAN empowers volunteers across the country to make their voices heard to influence evidence-based public policy change that improves the lives of people with cancer and their families. We believe everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to prevent, find, treat, and survive cancer. Since 2001, as the American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN has successfully advocated for billions of dollars in cancer research funding, expanded access to quality affordable health care, and advanced proven tobacco control measures. We’re more determined than ever to stand together with our volunteers to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. Join the fight by visiting

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