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2020 Cancer Action Day at the Capitol Registration

Cancer Action Day at the Capitol is your chance to lend your voice in order to make cancer a priority to Kentucky lawmakers. 

Latest Updates

January 7, 2020

Frankfort, KY – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is asking that legislators support legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in Kentucky. The latest edition of the Broken Promises to Our Children report shows that Kentucky

November 20, 2019

Lexington, KY – Cancer patients and survivors will mark the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 44th annual Great American Smokeout happening tomorrow, November 21, by calling on the General Assembly to protect the health of Kentucky residents by passing strong tobacco control legislation including increasing funding to go towards tobacco control

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

Kentucky Events

February 20, 2020
Frankfort, KY

Join us in Frankfort on February 20, 2020 for our annual Cancer Action Day at the Capitol. Participants will be attending meetings with their respective lawmakers and participating in other activities to show that cancer needs to be a priority to the General Assembly. We will start the day with...

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.