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September 18, 2019
District Of Columbia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, the D.C. City Council introduced two pieces of legislation that would regulate e-cigarettes. While we are encouraged that the City Council recognizes the dangers posed to our youth by flavored e-cigarettes, these measures will not sufficiently address youth tobacco use. The following statement can be attributed

September 10, 2019
District Of Columbia

On September 10th, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) held its annual Leadership Summit and Lobby Day in Washington, DC. More than 700 cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district attende. While in DC, volunteers met with their lawmakers

September 10, 2019
District Of Columbia

More than 40,000 #LightsofHope , each one in honor or memory of a mom, a brother, a grandma, a friend, a co-worker or so many of your loved ones. We lit up the Lincoln Memorial with the names of so many people touched by cancer this week, and

August 1, 2019
District Of Columbia, Maryland

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will be honoring those who have been touched by cancer and remembering those lost during the Lights of HOPE ceremony on September 10th in Washington, D.C. Lights of Hope bags bearing the names of those touched by cancer will line

May 4, 2019
District Of Columbia

Thank you to Brandon Hughes , State Lead Ambassador for D.C. for attending this weekend's ACS CAN State Lead Ambassador Summit this weekend to learn more about cancer issues and mobilizing the D.C. ambassador team to urge lawmakers to make cancer a national priority. We

April 9, 2019
District Of Columbia

For volunteer appreciation week, today we recognize and thank Brandon Hughes . As the State Lead Ambassador for the DC, Brandon builds relationships with legislators and their staff, attends local and national Lobby Days, and speaks at community events to raise awareness about ACS CAN.

March 8, 2019
District Of Columbia

In honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month would like to thank Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton for cosponsoring the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Screening Medicare bill H.R. 1570. This bill will ensure that seniors on Medicare have access to colorectal cancer screening without any

December 14, 2018
District Of Columbia, Maryland

20 years after the landmark 1998 state tobacco settlement, most states continue to shortchange tobacco prevention and cessation programs. This year, states will collect $27.3 billion from the tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend only 2.4% of it to fight tobacco use. Check out TFK report to see

October 9, 2018
District Of Columbia, Maryland

While Epidemic Rages, Opioids Remain Key Component in Treating Cancer Pain ACS CAN Director of State and Local Campaigns David Woodmansee Quoted in the Baltimore Sun. Cancer patients and survivors, said David Woodmansee, directors of state and local campaigns for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.