South Carolina Press Releases
COLUMBIA, SC – February 5, 2020 – Today, the front steps of the South Carolina State House were covered in sneakers to remind lawmakers of individuals who had lose their lives to cancer and the work they can do to prevent premature deaths.
COLUMBIA, SC – January 14, 2020 – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is pursuing legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in South Carolina.
COLUMBIA, SC – October 25, 2019 – Raising awareness on breast and cervical cancer, over 80 cancer survivors and caregivers gathered with former and current lawmakers for afternoon tea at the The Lace House yesterday.
Today, the front steps of the South Carolina State House were covered in sneakers to remind lawmakers to protect teen health by raising the cigarette tax by $1.50 and prohibiting teens under 18 from using indoor tanning devices.
South Carolina is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer.
Beth Johnson, government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, praises the South Carolina Legislature for passing a bill to create a Palliative Care and Quality of Life Study Committee and she urges Gov. McMaster to sign the bill into law.
Columbia, SC–February 15, 2018–This statement can be attributed to Beth Johnson, director of government relations in South Carolina for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
Columbia, SC – January 29, 2018 – As lawmakers dive into the new year the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is looking ahead to what public health initiatives can be accomplished in 2018.
Columbia, SC – December 11, 2017 – Senator Thomas Alexander was awarded the National Award for Distinguished State Leadership, a prestigious honor bestowed by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable which was co-founded by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Centers for D
COLUMBIA, SC – June 14, 2017 – Funding for two programs critical to addressing South Carolina’s cancer burden has been included in the state budget signed by Gov. Henry McMaster earlier this week.