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January 12, 2021
District Of Columbia

WASHINGTON, D.C – Yesterday, Councilmember Mary Cheh today was joined by eight councilmembers in reintroducing the Flavored Electronic Smoking Device Prohibition Amendment Act of 2021. This legislation will end the sale of certain flavored e-cigarette products in the District of Columbia but falls short by failing to prohibit the sale

January 2, 2020
District Of Columbia

Today, the D.C. City Council held a hearing on three separate pieces of legislation designed to regulate the sale and use of flavored e-cigarettes. The following statement can be attributed to Jocelyn Collins, D.C. director of government relations for ACS CAN...

October 31, 2019
District Of Columbia

In October, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event took place in our nation's capital. During the event, volunteers armed with a clipboard, and a pen collected hundreds of petitions to urge Congress to increasae funding live-saving cancer research. Cancer research and prevention is working, resulting in a 40% decline in

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.