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Please take a moment to confirm your free attendance at the 2019 Central Florida Policy Forum: Cost of Cancer!

Latest Updates

April 18, 2019
Florida

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House Commerce Committee has approved a bill, sponsored by Representative Spencer Roach (R – North Ft. Myers) that would strip communities of their authority to regulate tobacco marketing, which would undermine decades of successful tobacco control work around the state. Following is a statement is from

April 2, 2019
Florida

Earlier today, Maryland’s Senate passed HB124 which would prohibit those under 18 from using indoor tanning devices. The Senate companion bill (SB299) will be voted on by the House of Delegates later this week.

March 13, 2019
Florida

ACS CAN opposes tying access to affordable health coverage for low-income persons to work requirements because cancer patients, survivors and those who will be diagnosed with the disease could be physically unable to comply. Cancer treatment often causes several side effects, some of which can be serious and debilitating. Treating physicians may advise cancer patients against work during treatment to avoid risk of infection, to have time to heal and recover, and for other health reasons.

February 19, 2019
Florida

More than 50 American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) advocates joined state legislators in lacing up their sneakers in support of cancer survivors, patients and caregivers as well as to honor those who have lost their battle with the disease. Florida’s first “Suits and Sneakers” event was sponsored by Sen. Debbie Mayfield from Indian River and Southern Brevard Counties

Florida Events

August 20, 2019
Orlando, FL

This premiere event will bring together leaders from the business, education, government and research communities to discuss emerging policy issues that affect the physical and economic health of Floridians. We invite you to join us as we explore solutions for making cancer treatment more affordable for patients and survivors.

State Contacts

Natalie Kliné
Grassroots Manager
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Elizabeth Watkins
Grassroots Manager
Orlando, FL
Matt Jordan
Government Relations Director
Tallahassee, FL

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