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September 17, 2020
Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – September 17, 2020 – Nearly 500 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district will dial into calls and log onto virtual meetings this week to ask members of Congress to make the fight against cancer a national

September 14, 2020
Florida

SUNRISE, FL – September 14, 2020 – Yesterday, local resident Barbara Effman was awarded Ambassador Constituent Team (ACT!) Lead of the Year by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) for her exceptional commitment to advocacy work and making cancer a national priority. This annual award is

September 14, 2020
Florida

MIAMI, FL – September 14, 2020 – Yesterday, local resident Donna Lundy was awarded the Volunteer Award for Excellence in Advocacy by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in recognition of their efforts to help make cancer a national priority. Each year, a lead volunteer who

September 11, 2020
Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – September 9, 2020 – Today, Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed SB 810. The statement below is issued on behalf of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation/Tobacco21 in reaction. “While we appreciate

May 11, 2020
Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- The COVID-19 pandemic has put a lot on hold, but one thing that hasn’t stopped is cancer. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) wants to hear from anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, is a caregiver for someone with the disease or a

April 17, 2020
Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL April 17, 2020 — Cancer patients and those who’ve recently completed treatment are finding it challenging to get necessary health care in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and many are experiencing financial stress trying to afford care in an increasingly difficult economic environment. According

February 26, 2020
Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – February 26, 2020 – This session, House members have renounced their promise to protect youth from a lifetime of tobacco addiction by turning a blind eye to the comprehensive, evidence-based policies that would do so. Sponsored by Rep. Toledo and Rep. Duran, HB 7089 is a

February 20, 2020
Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – February 20, 2020 – Today, the House Commerce Committee passed House bill 7089. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) opposed the bill urging lawmakers to fulfill their duty to Florida youth by enacting comprehensive, evidence-based policies. The statement below is on behalf of

February 4, 2020
Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – February 4, 2020 – Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Innovation, Industry and Technology passed bill SB 810 to increase the state’s age of sale for all tobacco products to align with the federal age of sale and enable enforcement. The bill will be voted on by