TALLAHASSEE, FL – June 2, 2022 – Today, Gov.
Florida Press Releases
Florida Legislature Maintains Status Quo for Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program, Falling Short of Funding Needed to Meet High Demand
TALLAHASSEE, FL – March 11, 2022 – The Florida House and Senate finalized the 2022 budget late yesterday, including failing to fully fund the state’s Mary Brogan Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection program.
ACS CAN Urges Lawmakers to Further Financial Commitment in Light of Florida’s Rising Cancer Cases and Long-Lasting Pandemic Impacts
TALLAHASSEE, FL – March 2, 2022 – Today, the Florida House and Senate continued to consolidate their priorities during the 2022 budget conference, including dedicating a total $100 million toward cancer research.
Tampa, FL – January 13, 2022 – First Lady Jill Biden is expected to visit Miami and Tampa this week to speak to President Biden’s commitment on reigniting the Cancer Moontshot initiative, marking the first state visit since the president’s initial announcement at
Smoke-free Bill Receives Unanimous Vote in Key Subcommittee, Leading Public Health Organizations Rally in Support
TALLAHASSEE, FL – February 3, 2022 – A bill (HB105) aimed to make Florida’s miles of beaches and numerous parks smoke-free passed through a key Florida House subcommittee this morning with a unanimous vote from the House Environment, Agriculture and Flooding Subc
Nearly 90% of Florida Voters Support Increased Funding for Lifesaving Cancer Screening Program That Provides Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings
Nearly 90% of Florida voters (89%) support increasing funding for a program that provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings to low-income women according to a new poll released by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) conducted by Sachs Media. Poll findings showed support consistent across party lines, gender and age with more than 90% support among the various groups.
ACS CAN Looks Forward to Working with Legislature to Pass Lifesaving Policy That Addresses Pandemic’s Impact on Cancer Care
TALLAHASSEE, FL – January 11, 2022 – As lawmakers dive into the 2022 legislative session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) looks ahead to what public health initiatives lawmakers can accomplish in the new year.
Special Session Priorities Jeopardize the Safety of Floridians with Chronic Illnesses and Their Families
TALLAHASSEE, FL – November 15, 2021 – Today, the Florida Legislature convenes to begin a special session to consider legislation that would undermine vaccine requirements.
Floridians Join Hundreds of Cancer Patients, Survivors Nationwide to Call on Congress: Make Cancer a National Priority
TALLAHASSEE, FL – September 29, 2021 – Nearly 700 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district dialed into calls and logged onto virtual meetings this week to ask members of Congress to make the fight