Missouri Cancer Action Center

Action Center

Everyone has a story

Policy makers need to hear real life stories like yours.

In our fight against cancer here in Missouri, your personal story can be the key to our success.  Your story can help a lawmaker understand the impact a cancer diagnosis can have on a person and on families.

Latest Updates

July 14, 2023

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Earlier this week, a new investigative report revealed that the federal government has been aware of the risks that radioactive waste posed to communities in St. Louis for 75 years. According to the report, the federal government’s response to the contamination

August 3, 2022

COLUMBIA, MO - Today, Governor Parson, cancer survivors and health advocates met at the University of Missouri to celebrate the state’s new funding for tobacco cessation and prevention. In Missouri, smoking is responsible for 11,000 deaths in our state each year, including 31% of cancer deaths. Smoking remains the number

April 13, 2022

Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Government Relations Director Emily Kalmer JEFFERSON CITY, MO - “The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) continues to oppose HJR 117 since it would send the issue of expanded access to healthcare coverage back to the

March 3, 2022

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. – After the pandemic impacted two years of Cancer Action Days, cancer advocates, survivors and caregivers from across the state traveled to the Capitol in Jefferson City yesterday to meet in person with their elected officials. They let their lawmakers know that they can and must

State Contacts

Tim Freeman
Grassroots Manager
Emily Kalmer
Government Relations Director
St. Louis
Michael DuPré
Associate Director, Regional Media Advocacy

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.