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CANdid Connection Podcast

Do you ever feel confused or behind on all the latest policy news affecting cancer patients and their families?  Michigan's very own Andrew Schepers & Ashley Wakefield launched the CANdid Connection Podcast as a way to bring the news happening at the capitol into your livingroom. 

Latest Updates

April 29, 2021
Michigan

LANSING, MI – The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19 is no match for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers' steadfast commitment. The virus and the elevated risk for those with compromised immune systems became a roadblock for the annual Cancer Action Day, so cancer

April 8, 2021
Michigan

LANSING, MI - April 8, 2021 - American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute are pleased to announce a new partnership. The organizations have aligned to provide information about cancer-related legislative actions taking place on the state and federal levels.

March 25, 2021
Michigan

LANSING, MI – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is thrilled to see the House pass oral chemotherapy fairness legislation today. ACS CAN wants to take this moment to thank Rep. Daire Rendon for supporting and sponsoring this legislation. It has never been more critical for people

February 24, 2021
Michigan

Lansing, MI – Today, House Republicans held a press conference to announce the Michigan House Healthcare Reform Plan. Andrew Schepers, director of government relations in Michigan for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), made the following statement in reaction. “As an organization dedicated to reducing suffering and

Michigan Events

September 30, 2021

2021 ACS CAN Michigan Policy Forum The Faces of Cancer This year we are excited to provide another opportunity to review Michigan and the issues that surround equity. In 2019, we held a forum in Detroit focused on the socio-economic disparities that surround the people of Detroit and their...

State Contacts

Andrew Schepers
Michigan Government Relations Director
East Lansing
Ashley Wakefield
Michigan Grassroots Manager
East Lansing
Michelle Zimmerman
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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