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Latest Updates

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

June 24, 2020

CHICAGO, Ill. – Public health advocates applaud efforts by Ald. Matt O’Shea and Ald. Roderick Sawyer to protect Chicago kids from flavored tobacco and a lifetime of addiction. Ald. O’Shea, Ald. Sawyer and 19 additional co-sponsors introduced an ordinance that will end the sale of all flavored tobacco products

April 16, 2020

Springfield, Ill.—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. “In Illinois to help improve access to care, the

State Contacts

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

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