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2019 ACS CAN Georgia Day At The Capitol

Please make plans to join us for the 2019 ACS CAN Day at the Capitol on Thursday, March 21st at the Georgia State Capitol.

Latest Updates

September 27, 2018
Georgia

Emily Fain of Atlanta was presented the Emerging Leader award by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) for her innovative advocacy efforts to help make cancer a national priority. This annual award is presented to a state volunteer who has demonstrated a promising start in her role with ACS CAN by taking advantage of new opportunities to advocate for cancer patients.

August 9, 2018
Georgia

The Georgia state legislature is contributing to the state’s cancer burden by failing to implement evidence-based policies designed to fight cancer, according to a report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). Georgia earned a “green” rating in only two of nine categories examined in the annual How Do You Measure Up? report. Only six states achieved fewer top ratings.

October 30, 2017
Georgia, National

The race for Atlanta mayor is one of the hottest in the nation with nearly a dozen candidates vying for the position. As part of our Cancer Votes election program, ACS CAN co-sponsored a recent debate, allowing us the opportunity to ask the candidates about a key cancer issue in

January 4, 2017
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming

States would likely face increased costs and cancer patients and survivors could face delayed preventive, diagnostic and curative care under alternative Medicaid financing models being considered by Congress. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) today sent a letter detailing the organization’s concerns to select governors...

Georgia Events

March 21, 2019
Atlanta, GA

Please make plans to join us for the 2019 ACS CAN Day at the Capitol. Our advocates will meet with their State Senators and Representatives to speak on the progress that is being made in cancer research and ask for their support on our mission and priorities.

State Contacts

Andy Freeman
Georgia Government Relations Director
Storm Goodlin
Georgia Grassroots Manager
Ray Carson
Associate Director, Media Advocacy
Southern Region

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