Kentucky Cancer Action Center


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Share your cancer story

Your lawmakers are overwhelmed with numbers and studies. What they need most are stories about people - real people in their own community or district. Sharing your story will help us show the impact cancer has on thousands of Kentuckians to your lawmakers. 

Latest Updates

August 1, 2019

Lexington, KY – Kentucky is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer according to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality.

April 3, 2019

Frankfort, KY–April 3, 2019– Last week, the General Assembly passed legislation to make schools in Kentucky tobacco-free. The legislation will prohibit the use of tobacco products by students, school personnel and visitors in schools, school vehicles, properties and activities. These policies will be required to be in place by the

March 27, 2019

Frankfort, KY–March 27, 2019– The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commends the Kentucky legislature for passing, and Gov. Matt Bevin for signing, important public health policy into law that will improve access to care for all Kentuckians facing serious illness. The new law will streamline and safeguard

March 27, 2019

Frankfort, KY.–March 27, 2019– Today, a federal judge ruled against Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky. Kristy Young, director of government relations in Kentucky for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), made the following statement in reaction. “Today a federal judge ruled the Department of Health and Human

State Contacts

Kristy Young
Government Relations Director, Kentucky
Olivia Sievert
Kentucky Grassroots Manager
Michelle Zimmerman
Senior Regional 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.