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Latest Updates

January 21, 2020
Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – January 21, 2020 – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is pursuing legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in Illinois. The latest edition of the ACS CAN’s How Do You Measure Up? report

September 12, 2019
Illinois

Washington, D.C. – Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award this week, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of his dedication to advancing strong tobacco control legislation aimed at reducing the burden of cancer

September 11, 2019
Illinois

Senator Dick Durbin received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award this week, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of his longtime dedication to improving public health through public policy.

September 9, 2019
Illinois

Springfield, IL – A team of advocates and staff in Illinois was recognized by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) for their dedication and exceptional work in cancer advocacy. ACS CAN, the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, presents the State Advocacy Team of the Year

Illinois Events

February 1, 2020
Springfield, IL

Please join us for our annual volunteer summit where we will provide volunteers with a comprehensive training on our 2020 legislative priorities and the tools necessary to be a successful advocate. Together we can fight cancer!

February 8, 2020
Hoffman Estates, IL

Please join us for our annual volunteer summit where we will provide volunteers with a comprehensive training on our 2020 legislative priorities and the tools necessary to be a successful advocate. Together we can fight cancer!

State Contacts

Shana Crews
Illinois Government Relations Director
Emily Hall
Illinois Grassroots Manager
Michael DuPré
Media Advocacy Manager

Share Your Story

Do you have a personal story about how cancer has impacted you or someone you love? Real stories are how ACS CAN ensures that no one becomes a statistic.