Updates matching "District Of Columbia"

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

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

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.

October 4, 2018
District Of Columbia

Thank you to all of the panel speakers at the One Voice Against Cancer Hill Briefing- "On the Horizon- Opportunities and Challenges in Cancer Research". Speakers included Brittany Avin (left), ACS CAN Maryland Ambassador Lead, the Childhood Cancer Survivor, Ph.D. Candidate at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Jason Luke

October 1, 2018
District Of Columbia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The $2-per-pack cigarette tax increase that goes into effect today will discourage tobacco use and save lives from cancer and other serious tobacco-related diseases in the District. Research shows that regular and significant tobacco tax increases are one of the most effective ways to encourage tobacco users

August 9, 2018
District Of Columbia, Maryland

Virginia lags behind Maryland and D.C. in implementing proven cancer-fighting public health policies according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The Virginia Legislature’s inaction on these policies contributes to higher lung cancer incidence and death rates.

June 6, 2018
District Of Columbia

Check out this article in the Washington Informer that highlights our ACS CAN State Lead Ambassador for the District of Columbia, Brandon Huges speaking about the $2.00 tobacco tax passing. #RaiseIt4health