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Join us for our 2023 Rhode Island Cancer Action Day. This year we will be returning in-person to the Rhode Island Statehouse to talk with lawmakers and push for legislation that will reduce to burden on cancer in our state.

Latest Updates

December 5, 2022
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE — Ryan Strik has joined the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) as the government relations director in Rhode Island. In this role, Strik will lead ACS CAN’s efforts in the state to advance legislation and public policies to reduce cancer. “Cancer has touched all of our

May 19, 2022
Rhode Island

Today, the Rhode Island Senate passed legislation that would ensure biomarker testing is covered by more insurance plans, including Medicaid, when patients need it.

September 29, 2021
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin and House Deputy Majority Whip Mia Ackerman each received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award this week, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of their significant contributions to the fight against cancer.

April 29, 2021
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI Today, Gov. Daniel McKee will sign into law The Maryellen Goodwin Colorectal Cancer Screening Act, which ensures Rhode Islanders can access affordable preventative colorectal cancer screening beginning at age 45. It does this by eliminating cost-sharing for all preventative colorectal cancer screening tests for people 45

Rhode Island Events

March 7, 2023
Providence, RI

Join us for our 2023 Rhode Island Cancer Action Day. This year we will be returning in-person to the Rhode Island Statehouse to talk with lawmakers and push for legislation that will reduce to burden on cancer in our state. Registration: 2:30-3:00 PM Speaking Program: 3:00-3:30 PM Meetings with Lawmakers:...

State Contacts

Ryan Strik
Rhode Island Government Relations Director
Amber Hillman Herting
Associate Director, Media Advocacy
Natalie Shurtleff
Senior Grassroots Manager, Rhode Island

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