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Virtual Day at the State House

We know everyone can’t make it to Providence to meet in-person with lawmakers. But anyone with email can join us to urge lawmakers to make cancer a top priority in Rhode Island, and it will take just a minute or two of your time.

Latest Updates

December 3, 2018
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin has been recognized by the Rhode Island branch of the American Cancer Society for her efforts to ban anyone who is under 18 years old from using an indoor tanning bed. Goodwin sponsored a new law which prohibits the use of

November 30, 2018
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I (WPRI) -- Josue Flores's story of survival was just one of many shared at the Cancer Research Breakfast in Providence Friday morning. Patients, physicians and public health advocates

November 30, 2018
Rhode Island

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) hosted its annual Cancer Research Breakfast earlier today at the Roger Williams Park Casino. The event featured leaders in public health and cancer treatment who discussed the latest breakthroughs in the battle against cancer. More than 175 people attended the breakfast, including patients, physicians and public health advocates in the state.

October 2, 2018
Rhode Island

Ethan Hartley from the Warwick Beacon interviews ACS CAN volunteer Ethel Ricci about her Leadership Summit & Lobby day journey.

Rhode Island Events

November 15, 2019
Providence, RI

Please join us for the 6th Annual Rhode Island Research Breakfast! Registration will be from 7:30 am - 8 am and the program will be held from 8 am - 9:30 am. This year's event will discuss the ground breaking strides seen in cancer treatment and care in Rhode...

State Contacts

Cori Chandler
Grassroots Manager
Robert Dulski
Government Relations Director
Amber Hillman Herting
Associate Director, 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.