Illinois Cancer Action Center


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2021 Advocacy Volunteer Training

Join ACS CAN IL on Saturday, January 30th from 10am - 12:30pm for our annual advocacy volunteer training. This year's training will be completely virtual, and we will provide you with the tools and resources needed to be a successful cancer advocate. We hope to see you there!

Latest Updates

January 8, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, IL – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) asks that legislators support legislation that will ease the cancer burden in Illinois. Long after this pandemic passes, people deserve to live full, healthy lives. ACS CAN is advocating for: Prescription

November 19, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is marking the American Cancer Society’s 45th annual Great American Smokeout happening today by calling on state lawmakers to protect the health of our youth, residents with lower incomes, LGBTQ+ communities and communities of color by passing strong tobacco

September 15, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, IL. – Nearly 700 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states will dial into calls and log onto virtual meetings this week to ask members of Congress to make the fight against cancer a national priority. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the American Cancer

July 8, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is encouraged to see the Illinois legislature pass and Gov. J.B. Pritzker sign legislation to allow Illinois Medicaid recipients access to possible life-saving clinical trials. ACS CAN is proud to have worked with the bill sponsors and thanks

State Contacts

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

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