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Join us Oct. 17th from 7:00-10:00 AM at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Providence, RI. We are looking for volunteers to help collect petitions asking Congress to increase funding for cancer research. 

Latest Updates

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

January 10, 2021
Rhode Island

The American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network in Rhode Island hopes to persuade state lawmakers to revisit tabled legislation on colorectal cancer screenings.

January 5, 2021
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI – As today marks the start of the legislative session in Rhode Island, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) looks ahead to what public health initiatives lawmakers can accomplish in the 2021 legislative session, pushing for overall better health outcomes in light of the COVID-19

Rhode Island Events

November 12, 2021EST
Providence, RI

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will host its 8 th annual Rhode Island Research Breakfast on Friday, November 12 th from 7:30am – 9:30am (Breakfast/Registration: 7:30am | Program 8:00 am – 9:30am) at the Providence Marriott (1 Orms St). Like year’s past, the breakfast will bring together key leaders and decision makers in government, research and academia to discuss the cancer research and innovation happening in Rhode Island.

State Contacts

Cori Chandler
Government Relations Director
Amber Hillman Herting
Associate Director, Media Advocacy
Natalie Shurtleff
ACS CAN Grassroots Manager, Rhode Island

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