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At some point, nearly everyone needs time to recover from a serious illness or care for a sick loved one. But 59% of Illinois families cannot even take the unpaid leave they need without risking their jobs and income.

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September 29, 2021
Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Rep. Mary Flowers 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 her significant contributions to the fight against cancer and leadership on the successful passage of first-in-the-nation

September 29, 2021
Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Congressman Rodney Davis 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 significant contributions to the fight against cancer and leadership on the successful passage of the Removing

September 27, 2021
Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Shana Crews was awarded the Government Relations Professional of the Year Award by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in recognition of her efforts to help make cancer a national priority. “When it comes to advancing public policies that reduce the burden of cancer,

State Contacts

Shana Crews
Illinois Government Relations Director
Emily Hall
Illinois Grassroots Manager
Michelle Zimmerman
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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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.