Cancer Survivors to Urge Legislators to Prioritize Fight against Cancer in 2023-24 Executive Budget

April 21, 2023

HARRISBURG, PA –APRIL 21, 2023 – Cancer survivors, their families and caregivers from across Pennsylvania will gather at the Capitol building on Tuesday, April 25 to ask legislators to maintain the historic funding levels for the Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and statewide tobacco prevention and cessation programs.


WHAT:       ACS CAN Pennsylvania Cancer Action Day

WHO:         Over 80 cancer survivors, caregivers and patient advocates representing ACS CAN to rally around funding for cancer prevention

WHERE:    Rotunda, Pennsylvania State Capitol

WHEN:      Tuesday, April 25, 11:00am


ACS CAN invites members of the media to connect with cancer survivors and advocates about the importance of improving Pennsylvanians’ access to both breast and cervical cancer screening and tobacco prevention and cessation programs.

Several volunteers will be available for interviews to speak about ACS CAN’s budget requests of $2.563 million for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and $16.624 million for tobacco prevention and cessation programming—and how both efforts will contribute to the fight to end all suffering and death from cancer and the health inequities that permeate cancer care in Pennsylvania.  




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


Media Contacts

Casey O'Neill
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager